Masking areas for paint spraying.

A considerable amount of time on any project is taken up with masking the areas that aren’t receiving paint; with it being part of the process and not the product, it’s never seen by the client - but we’re proud of our masking method and we find the pictures of a wrapped building quite attractive. So here are a few photos of our site in the Northeast demonstrating what is typically required.

ORS Spray Painting

This is the reception entrance to the building, it’s a complicated area to mask and with 2 different paint systems being applied (one for the steelwork and a different one for the curtain walling), a lot of thought . In this photo we are spraying the curtain walling around the front doors and the steel

ORS Spray Painting

Closer shot of the same area, showing the extent of the masking involved with an area like this. It’s particularly interesting because of the different surfaces we’re applying paint to and getting in and around the canopy with a MEWP. This whole area is in the primer stage currently, pictures will follow soon after completion.

ORS Spray Painting

ORS Spray Painting

These are the hand rails inside the reception area, they were shown in detail on the last news post - but even these require a substantial amount of masking to ensure overspray is prevented to the surrounding surfaces. In this picture, the carpet is being removed so doesn’t need to be covered although on other sites we would cover where required.

ORS Spray Painting

ORS Spray Painting

And finally our ORS operative in the process of masking some external bollards and the main supports for the external canopy having already completed the preparation. The masking on the floor around the base of the steel protects the paving stones from overspray and there are also lights fitted within some which have been protected as well. Obviously the masking across the whole site has to be incredibly accurate to ensure none of the original colour is visible, we’ll upload some completed photos soon to show how these bollards have been brought back to looking like new.

Christopher Jones

Posted on November 22, 2013