To wash and prepare the concrete workshop walls, the McCahill team used Chemex RealEZ, an environmentally friendly industrial cleaner. A block-filler was then spray-applied and worked into the porous cinderblocks with a roller, to create a smooth surface upon which to apply paint. Using a block-filler primer also reduces instances of trapped dirt, making the surface easier to clean later on.
The preparation was completed with a thorough hand-tooling process. Each of the walls then received one finish coat of Sherwin Williams Water-Based Two Component Epoxy. During this process, the team used an industrial vacuum system to remove as much odor from the air as possible.
Some additional project elements that McCahill Painting Company was able to provide include:
- Preparing and repainting the upper mezzanine railing in Safety Yellow
- Preparing and repainting the sprinkler mains in Safety Red
- Repainting metal exit doors and providing vinyl numbering
White is the color that is commonly used in larger working environments such as warehouses. The reflection from the painted surfaces acts as a secondary light source for facilities and brightens the entire work area. When lighting is improved, it’s not unusual to see productivity increases and fewer worker errors. An added benefit is reduced energy consumption due to increased lighting efficiency.
The Royal Group was extremely pleased with the execution and final results of this project.