Tenting areas for Internal paint spraying

One of our largest projects to date is coming to an end and during works to the last few areas, we thought we would highlight a few of our processes.  When we spray internally, there is often confusion and even fear from the client or main contractor, surrounding a number of things including over spray, the smell of the paint and other trades on site.
The photos below have a short description describing the different stages from the initial preparation through to the finished product.  Hopefully they will give you a better understanding of what’s involved when paint spraying internal areas.

ORS internal respraying

These are 4 sets of double doors, dividing a large open glass atrium reception area and an open plan photography studio, with pillars between them and louvres above.  These unusually large double doors handle a lot of traffic between areas, so the finish and durability had to be of the highest quality.  The client had specified that he would like the areas to be contained during spraying as there are a lot of other trades on site working outside in the atrium area and photographers working inside, so over spray and fumes needed to be contained as best as possible.

ORS Zip wall system

This photo was taken during the priming stage, by which point all of the surfaces to be re-sprayed have been thoroughly cleaned, de-greased and abraded to give the primer a good surface to adhere to. Following this, the primer will be sanded to flatten it for a smoother finish when the top coat has been applied. You can also see the amount of masking material required to ensure over spray is controlled; on the right we have erected a zip wall of polythene to provide a barrier between the working area and the photography studio. We also use local extraction to vent fumes and spray dust outside, reducing any interference to other trades and the photographers on site.

ORS internal refurbishment spray painting

The doors on the atrium side, after the final top coat has been applied, it is now ready to have the masking removed, glass cleaned and quality control checked. You can clearly see the masking applied to the brickwork to protect it from any overspray.

ORS internal refurbishment spray painting

This photo is taken after the area has had its finishing top coat applied and all the masking removed. The quality of the painting gives the appearance of brand new doors, free from any corrosion or defects, and the glass, gaskets and surrounding walls and decorations free from over spray.

ORS internal refurbishment spray painting

Here is the finished product from the Atrium side. There are still a number of other works (carpets/tiles etc) from other trades to complete the area, but once installed they will highlight how a high quality re-spray can bring old doors (in this case, 25 years old) to life, giving them a completely modern new look. This tried and tested approach is one we have extensive experience in completing and the client is very pleased with the result…

Christopher Jones

Posted on November 13, 2013