Chlorine Tank Sandblasting Video

This video shows the effectiveness of industrial sandblasting. This chlorine tank is usually submerged, but was drained for this project. After preparing the project, the foreman sandblasts this tank prior to painting. This video shows the clear difference that sandblasting makes prior to coating!



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Interior Projects in the Winter

With the Bears’ season already well underway and Halloween just days away, winter is right around the corner. Because winter in Chicagoland can be cold and unpredictable, it is necessary to properly prepare. While the winter months may not be the best time for exterior painting, the winter months would be great for interior painting. For us in the painting industry, we are preparing for interior projects over the next many months.

There are some important perks of interior painting in winter. For one, indoor projects can be completed at any hour because it does not require exterior sunlight. From a technical perspective, projects can be completed faster because paint takes less time to dry during winter than it would during humid months. Another reason to complete interior painting projects during winter is to allocate any unused budget funds for something positive.  because they open the schedule for other projects that are best done in warm weather, later during the year.

Please see below for some great before-and-after images of our interior work. Now would be a great time to schedule a positive difference in your organization! Please get in touch with us if you would like more information! We can be reached at (888) 521- 0973 or via e-mail at!

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5 Reasons to Pre-Book Interior Projects for Winter

Do you have property that you know needs interior painting? If so, please keep reading! We would love to do this painting for you!

Can your project wait to be completed during the winter months? We would be willing to give you a discount on this, if you could hold off until then!

Everyone in the painting industry has more open scheduling availability during the winter. Because of this, we can offer incredible savings for you during those months!

For you, here are some reasons why winter is the best time for interior painting work:

  1. Discounted rates. As the winter months are slow in the painting industry, painting contractors are willing to cut their rates to keep their painters working. Lower rates would be able to save you substantially what it would cost during the rest of the year! You would love to find something else to use with the money you saved.
  2. Expedited projects. Projects are completed faster during wintertime. This is mainly because paint dries more quickly when the air is less humid. Also, it is easier to gather painters together on extremely short notice as they are more readily available. It takes much more time to get a painting crew to start a project during our summer months because we are often booked weeks in advance.
  3. Time to plan. Pre-booking with an open date on your end gives you the advantage of carefully deciding when would be the best days for us to carry out the project. For example, there may be time to coordinate our project with a mandatory shutdown, which would cause no timing issues with the organization. The ability to decide for yourself when we will complete your project allows for the ultimate flexibility of your schedule!
  4. Peace of mind. The largest difference that can affect exterior work from interior work is the weather. Because there are virtually no situations that could postpone painting inside, projects are guaranteed to be completed on schedule, to your specifications, without any surprises. Winter carries its own worries as the old year is wrapping up and the new one is beginning, so our quality work would be one less worry for you!
  5. Improved image. The appearance of your organization has a large impact on how people perceive your business image. A fresh coat of paint inside would make do wonders of difference for the image of your organization. As Chicagoland winters can be unpredictable, there would be no doubt that a new paint job would make your customers and employees enjoy being inside your organization!

Winter will come here before we know it! To discuss your interior painting project, please feel free to give us a call at (888) 521-0973 or drop us a line at!



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Painting in a Manufacturing Facility


This video shows industrial painting being prepared and performed in a Chicagoland manufacturing plant. The McCahill Painting team has knowledge and skills at performing quality work on a variety of industrial projects. Our expertise ranges from painting to vapor blasting to pressure washing, all of which are in the realm of asset preservation and aesthetic improvement. No project is too big or too small! We would love to discuss your project with you!



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Exterior Projects in the Late Summer

Summertime in Chicagoland means Cubs/Sox baseball and family time with kids out of school for a few months, but that is not all that should come to mind. Summer is the season for painting, specifically exterior painting! Although summertime is now winding down with kids going back to school and the Bears already in exhibition games, we still do have a good number of summer days left! While we can perform interior painting services throughout the seasons, we see late summer as the best time of the year for exterior painting.

For the painting industry, summer is high time for some main reasons. Exterior painting requires a certain minimum temperature for paint to properly adhere to surfaces. The extensive number of sunlight hours allows projects to be completed in a shorter span of days. Consistent summer weather has fewer instances of weather, including rain, that could disrupt projects. These days we still have daylight that stretches until 8:30 in the evening!

Our customers also notice benefits to this time of year. From a financial viewpoint, this time of the year still allows budget to be utilized. An organization’s outside appearance gives first-time visitors an immediate impression of the firm. As people spend more time outside in summer, the traffic and visual impressions of an organization’s physical presence increase substantially. Therefore, from a branding perspective, maintaining a firm’s positive image in all aspects includes keeping up a firm’s quality exterior appearance.

We would be happy to discuss your project with you! Now would be a great time to see a valuable difference in your assets! Please give us a call today at (888) 521-0973!

The Difference Pressure Washing Makes

McCahill Painting Company has been pressure washing a variety of surfaces for several years! Over time, contaminants can spoil a building’s appearance. As aesthetics are important to an organization’s image, we recommend pressure washing to quickly and easily clean accumulated dirt from visible surfaces. This video shows the before-and-after difference, as well as the process, of pressure washing!


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Vapor Blasting Precast Concrete

McCahill Painting Company has great expertise in all types of blasting! This video demonstrates how easily vapor blasting can completely clean a surface. In this case, the concrete surface must be totally cleared prior to painting. This vividly shows how effective sandblasting can accomplish the task!

Please call us at (815) 886-5544 to learn more about vapor blasting and how your assets could benefit from it!

The Best Equipment Available for Both Vapor Blasting and Sand Blasting

McCahill Painting is proud to use nothing but the best-quality tools and equipment for every project we complete! This is exactly the reason why we have purchased our 2018 International truck, pictured above. We use this brand-new truck for completing a wide variety of vapor blasting and dry blasting projects. Our clients are happy with the results that our equipment has helped us achieved. We know you will also be satisfied client when we complete a project for you!

With a 26-foot bed, our International truck allows the space to carry all tools with us at any given time. Because of this, we can schedule and complete projects promptly. The truck also transports our blasting equipment, which includes our Graco EcoQuip Vapor Blast System that is easily capable of meeting the needs of any project, regardless of how large or small.

What’s more, this equipment allows our experienced technicians to achieve the best results while maintaining the utmost safety for people and property. As our blasting equipment is state-of-the-art and modern, it incorporates the latest technology that make our projects eco-friendly for the environment.

We have the best equipment for any type of blasting task, whether it be vapor blasting or sandblasting. Also, our technicians have vast experience and expertise on refreshing various types of surfaces by blasting. Please see below for examples of our most popular project types. We have the capabilities for these types of jobs and many more!

Applications that substantially benefit from blasting:
• Industrial tanks / silos
• Any metal substrates
• Cooling tower piping
• Cinder block buildings
• Precast concrete buildings

We would love to discuss what needs to be done on your project. No job is too big or too small! Please get in touch with us today at (888) 521-0973!

Versatility of McCahill Painting Vapor Blasting Equipment

McCahill Painting Company is proud of its state-of-the-art vapor blasting equipment! Mobile and powerful, our gear can be used for a variety of projects. This video showcases two different uses: stripping metal and removing paint lines from a parking lot. These are just two of many vapor blasting use-cases. To see more uses, please explore our website,! You can also call us at (815) 886-5544 to discover how vapor blasting can revitalize your assets!


Minimizing Graffiti Recurrences

Graffiti is an unfortunate problem that some property owners have faced at one time or another. After one occurrence of graffiti on property, no owner wants to experience this problem again. Recent trends have indicated that timeliness of removing graffiti is a strong defense from seeing graffiti reappear.

According to the graphic below provided by inPAINT magazine, you can see the extremely high rate of recurrence when graffiti is not removed promptly.

The takeaway from this is that the sooner graffiti is removed, the less chance there is of graffiti appearing again on the same area. It would be a great idea to remove graffiti as soon as possible. McCahill Painting is skilled and experienced in graffiti removal services and should be your first resource for your graffiti removal needs!

Another defense against graffiti is known as graffiti barrier coating. Graffiti barrier coatings essentially prevent the penetration and permanent staining of graffiti. We have removed graffiti from a variety of sources, including brick buildings, concrete surfaces, trains, trucks and more! Removing graffiti, along with our other services, makes a positive visual difference in our clients’ assets, as well as a positive value increase in those assets.

In addition to graffiti removal services, McCahill Painting offers painting, power washing, and sandblasting services. These services can drastically change the appearance of your assets. Please explore our website to learn more about our graffiti removal services, graffiti barrier coatings, and our other services that can benefit you and your assets!