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Preparing your Industrial Building for Painting

If you’re an industrial building owner, sooner or later you’ll need to repaint your building. Painting can be a great way to improve the appearance of your property and protect it from weathering and corrosion. However, preparing your building for painting can be a daunting task if you’re not sure what to do. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of preparing your industrial building for painting so that the job goes as smoothly as possible. Thanks for reading!

1. Getting the right supplies

  Painting an industrial building is no small feat. First things first. You should gather all the equipment and supplies that you will need to clean and prepare your building for paint. This may include …..Painters Tape, Hand brush, large trash can, plastic sheeting and possibly a ladder. 

2. Interior Prep or Exterior Prep ? 


  This all depends on what area of the building you will be painting. If you are getting the interior of your building painted you should start to take a look at the spaces that will be getting painted. Is there cracked/flaking paint on the wall? Is the area dusty and dirty? There are a lot of things to consider. Also check the wall for any damage or cracks. Drywall/patch repair should be done before your painters arrive. Make sure this area is patched, sanded before painting starts!

3. Choosing the color


Trust me. Choosing your colors at this point is a good idea. Your space is close to being ready for paint. If you are painting the exterior of your industrial building, we recommend colors such as beige, grey, off white, blues and dark colors. Interiors can be a bit different depending on what type of space you have. If it’s a manufacturing shop you should also consider getting the floors painted as well! 

4. The wash


  Painting any type of service requires a good washing first. Typically for interiors a damp cloth with soapy water is great for wiping any cobwebs you may find from the corners of your walls. A light wipe down of the wall is all you should need. For exteriors, we recommend using a power washer. Power washing can help remove flaky paint and other dirt and grime from your surface. 

5. Time to Paint. 


This is it! Congratulations if you made it this far. The Industrial building that you have been preparing is now ready to get its first coat. But wait a minute. Are you doing the painting yourself? Do you have the right equipment to reach the high areas of your building? What color are you using? 


It’s important to properly prepare your industrial building for painting so that the end result is a beautiful, long-lasting paint job. The team at Good Guys Painting & Professional Improvements can help you get the job done right. We offer a wide range of services, from prep work to painting and everything in between. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see how we can help you achieve your desired results.

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