Overnight Paint Spraying in a Live Retail store
ORS have been involved with a number of high street brand refurbishments (see out clients page for examples) and often the works are required to be completed outside of the stores opening hours. This means we work during the night, and in most cases we’re spraying live stores with stock out on display.
There are a number of unique challenges involved; the main issues are being able to arrive as the shop closes for the evening and being able to complete the works before it opens in the morning and live stock being on the shop floor, we need to mask it off completely. We have clients with live electronics equipment, food and drink, clothing, pharmaceuticals etc. and we have never had any issues with over spray soiling products.
We were approached by a client on behalf of Superdrug to respray the ceiling tiles to one of their stores as it was quite badly stained and dirty after years of use in a busy shopping centre, here are a selection of photos highlighting the processes involved.
This is a panoramic photo of the entire shop floor after masking has been completed, with nearly 400sqm to spray - that’s a lot of live products on display! The masking for these types of stores is quite difficult, with so many small products and shelving to consider, the floor, walls, - plus all the details to the ceiling including the lighting, fire detectors and alarms etc, it’s a considerable amount of work, and this is just the beginning.
This photo is another panaromic shot from the same position, however this is after spraying to the ceiling has been completed, This was completed using 2 coats of brilliant white paint sprayed using an airless spray unit with a lance extension to ensure an even finish throughout. You can clearly see the over spray covering the entire store, which would have otherwise damaged stock etc should the masking be anything but perfect. On a project like this, 90% of the work is in the masking and the spraying is quite swift by comparison. Time to de-mask…
And this is the ceiling finished with the masking removed, all completed in one 10 hour working period by 3 of the ORS team.