Tips for Ceiling Painting at a Manufacturing Facility

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Chances are you don’t think about your ceiling all that much, doubly so when it comes to a utilitarian space such as is found in a manufacturing facility. After all, manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, warehouses, and similar spaces are concerned with what’s going on down on the ground floor, not up on the ceiling. 

Nevertheless, it is of the utmost importance to make sure that your ceiling is properly painted. For one thing, in case clients from other companies ever come to visit, you don’t want things to look run down. For another, you need to make sure your ceiling is up to code, and that means making sure it’s painted, smoothed over, insulated, and otherwise in good condition.

These tips for painting ceilings in a manufacturing facility can help you keep it in good condition without the process costing a fortune.

Hang Plastic

The first thing you’ll want to do when painting the ceiling of a manufacturing facility is cover everything up ahead of time. You never want errant paint splattering onto random surfaces, and that’s definitely true when it comes to manufacturing facilities that feature large machinery. You also want to make sure to cover the floor as well as any parts of the ceiling which you will not be painting. Your cover should be plastic or a similarly durable material which will not allow any paint to seep through. 

Pressure Cleaning

Next, you’ll want to consider pressure cleaning the nooks and crannies of your ceiling rafter before painting. You don’t want to paint over dirt or grime, and yet washing these areas by hand as you would if you were painting a domestic surface can be extremely tedious. A pressure cleaner firing blasts of air can quickly blow out pockets of dust and leave the ceiling clean enough for you to begin painting.

Spray the Overhead Area

Once the area is clean, it’s time to start painting. The most common technique here is to embrace paint sprayers and apply epoxy if needed before moving onto the paint itself. You’ll want to make sure that you’re working with an industrial-grade paint which will not chip or flake easily. In addition, you’ll want to make sure that you can easily load it into your paint sprayer.

Apply at least two coats of paint across the ceiling, working your way across from one end to the other.

Keeping Things Affordable

Last, but not least, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything possible to keep things affordable.  That means not wasting time, energy, or paint as the result of mistakes. Be sure to plan out everything ahead of time, and do research on the prices of the paint and paint sprayers before buying.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Professional painters can often apply paint more quickly and with a greater deal of cost effectiveness than you might be able to do yourself.

With these simple, yet effective, tips, you’ll be able to ensure that your facility’s ceiling is painted in such a manner as to keep it in good condition.

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