Factory Exterior Painting
Dominion Mechanical Commercial Painting Case Study
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Industrial Exterior Project in Manassas, VA
In October 2020, CertaPro Painters® of Springfield, VA was contacted to help with an exterior painting project in Old Town Manassas, VA. The owner of the property was looking to improve its appeal before putting it on the market. The building, a former steel fabrication facility, was last painted over 10 years ago with the exterior consisting of corrugated steel and masonry block.
Approximately one third of the structure’s 29,200 square feet of exterior had extensive corrosion. The poor conditions of the building required multiple steps to improve its standing. CertaPro’s professionals power washed, prepped, primed, and painted the exterior to transform its appearance and raise its appeal for buyers.
STEEL FACILITY TRANSFORMATION
Restoration efforts of this size come with their own unique set of hurdles. Coordination among the team and communication with the owner was paramount. The height of the building also required a rented lift to efficiently complete higher sections of the facility.
Additionally, CertaPro Painters® was required to mask off the roof cap that extended onto the top foot of the building. Over 1,000 linear feet was masked before painting could begin.
- Corrosion & Rust – The building suffered from corrosion and rust to the metal part of its exterior
- Peeling Paint – The paint was peeling away from the building after a lack of maintenance for 10 years
- Worn Masonry Walls – Masonry walls required some small repairs before painting could begin
- Preparation – The building was power washed and masked before painting began. Small repairs were made to the masonry walls. A Genie S-65XC lift was rented to efficiently complete hard-to-reach sections of the exterior.
- Painting – CertaPro’s team used 61 gallons of Pro Industrial Procril Primer, 125 gallons of Satin A-100 paint, and 10 gallons of Pro Industrial Waterbased Alkyd Urethane to complete the facility’s exterior painting.
Project Timeline – Approximately 2 weeks with weather delays
Before the project began, CertaPro Painters® of Springfield, VA surveyed the building and took pictures of the areas of concern. Much of the exterior was in need of restoration and repainting.
Worn Industrial Exterior
The exterior of the building presented an array of issues for the CeraPro team to tackle.
Rusted Metal Sections
The lack of protection on the metal sections caused the building's exterior to corrode and rust.
Minimal upkeep to the exterior caused the paint to peel away from all surfaces of the facility.
Tattered Windows & Frames
The windows & frames contained large amounts of wear that needed repair along with the exterior walls.
Painting The Steel Fabrication Facility
Images were gathered during project operations to display the team’s ability to work on large-scale projects.
Rented Genie S-65XC
A lift was rented to efficiently reach and complete the high and hard-to-reach areas of the building.
Windows were masked to ensure overspray would be a minimal issue for the repainting of the building.
THE FINAL RESULT
When the project was completed, CertaPro Painters® documented the progress they made with a collection of images. The transformation created a brand new look and elevated the appeal of the property.
Fully Restored Exterior
The steel fabrication facility received a brand new look, raising the appeal for potential buyers.
The property was primed and painted to transform the exterior look with an even and appealing coat.
Painted Window Frames
The window frames were painted with a brown to contrast from the tan paint used on the building's walls.
Renewed Masonry Walls
The masonry walls received some small repairs and was painted the rest of the structure.