Spray Painting - Before and After
As works go on at our large project in the Northeast, we thought we would highlight a few areas in particular which have shown drastic changes in appearance. Here are a few examples of this:
This sequence of photos shows the progression from start to finish; as you can see, it requires a phenomenal amount of masking to ensure overspray is controlled. This change makes the 25 year old frames and panels look like brand new, updating from a faded dark blue to a modern off white colour. We also had to protect the ground from our heavy cherry pickers, this was completed using 8x4’ sheets of plywood under the wheels of the 8 tonne machine.
This photo shows the before and after of the steel canopy. All areas of the canopy were resprayed including the posts, supports and soffit. The posts were heavily corroded and had numerous scratches and breaks in the paint which had to be corrected in the preparation before spraying. They again look like brand new! The areas around the posts like the floor were masked which can be seen in our previous news posts.
This is a section of internal curtain walling which we successfully sprayed off white from its original faded blue colour. Local extraction was set up and the works were completed outside of regular working hours to ensure no interruption to the other trades on site. The area receives a lot of traffic as its the main corridor to the canteen, which can be seen through the glass in these pictures.
And finally, a slightly abnormal request to respray a couple of canteen serving units. The spec for the whole project is to respray anything blue that will be used daily, so that includes the entrances, windows and doors and areas of heavy use including the canteen - these serving units will be used daily and took a surprising amount of work to ensure they were perfect and that the paint will last. They look fantastic now and we can’t wait to see the rest of the canteen completed.