Spraying in the Wind fails

Spraying in the wind fails…what do you do?

We were just doing a commercial exterior. On the first day all went according to plan. Second day everything went wrong. It was very windy. There was a constant wind of about 17 mph with occasional gusts of 30mph. These are not the type of conditions you want to spray in. We have sprayed in very windy conditions before. It is doable if you know how to compensate.

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Exterior Commercial

Exterior Commercial

Exterior commercial work is sometimes a challenge because of the traffic flow (customers) and not necessarily the task at hand.

We were recently asked to repaint the exterior of a chain of several grocery stores. The toughest part was the height of what needed to be painted. There was a lot of traffic going in and out as well. It was high work but we planned on using a man lift so the height was not an issue but the constant flow of people was a concern.

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Painting Doors

Painting doors. lot’s and lot’s of doors. Putting stickers on painted doors is never a good idea. With the covid virus many hotels started sanitizing rooms and then placing stickers on the door indicating that it had been thoroughly cleaned. Makes the customer feel “safe”. The problem with this is the stickers damage the doors. This is a problem for a hotel and a big problem for a big hotel.

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Wrought Iron Fence Painting

Wrought iron is made by repeatedly heating and working the iron over and over. This process makes the iron very strong and also expensive. We are in the process of cleaning, prepping, priming and painting hundreds of sections of Wrought iron fencing. Wrought iron fence painting is a good example of why the prep work is so important.

Wrought Iron Fence painting
Wrought Iron Fence Sections
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Interior Lift Work

Interior lift work is common on commercial painting projects. We recently used one of our man lifts on a project in Omaha. It was the only way to get to the project besides scaffolding.

The project was in the Omaha Hilton downtown. There was a leak in the ballroom ceiling that caused some damage to the drywall and paint. It was more work getting set up to do the work then the work itself.

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