Shutter respraying, Aldi - Irlam

The ORS team have involved in a number of roll outs recently, including the nationwide ALDI program where we have been instructed to repair and respray a number of shop fronts and shutters. This particular store had heavily tarnished, brush painted and flaking roller shutters which we were able to restore completely. This is a typical issue we come across when being asked to refurbish window frames and shutters, brush painting; it’s a quick fix at the time for a tenant who is looking to move or do a cheap job, but it has complications down the line which are more troublesome.

ORS Spray Painting - ALDI Roller Shutters

As seen here, the paint never really adheres to galvanised shutters and with the constant use the coating is easily damaged and broken. This tends to happen within a couple of months of use and deteriorates quickly after that, so naturally another coat is added and every time this is done the paint thickness increases and can cause the shutters to stick jam when being used. On top of this, the coating looks uneven with visible brush strokes and runs where it’s taken hours for the paint to dry on a vertical surface…

ORS Spray Painting - ALDI Roller Shutters

... all of this takes some time to remedy, including sanding back the paint to the original coating to promote good adhesion and a smooth, sprayed surface upon completion. It’s a messy job, if we’re honest but the results speak for themselves. The sheen seen on the shutters below are telling of a properly applied paint system, which will last a considerable amount of time even when used constantly, and will allow the shutters to open and close freely.

The process here included a full cleaning process including mechanical abrasion, barcoat primer, Trimite AP45 Primer and AE262 top coat.

ORS Spray Painting - ALDI Roller Shutters

ORS Spray Painting - ALDI Roller Shutters

Posted on February 18, 2015