Efficient industrial facilities run like well-oiled machines—they don’t have to constantly halt production to repair or replace equipment and they have proven strategies for storing finished products and unassembled parts, whether they’re chemicals or equipment.
What do these facilities have in common? Equipment and structures that have been painted, repainted, or coated to protect their integrity and help them continue to fulfill their purpose, cutting down on repairs and downtime.
Why Painting, Repainting, and Coating Structures and Equipment Are Musts
Though painting, repainting, or coating your facility’s structures and equipment might seem like a purely aesthetic choice—it does make everything look clean and new—the benefits go deeper than appearance.
Industrial paints and coatings are different from what you might encounter in the commercial sector. They’re formulated for specific purposes, such as corrosion control, and designed to stand up to the unique pressures of an industrial environment.
Specific paints and coatings can withstand chemical spills and protect your structures and equipment from damage in hazardous situations. Ultimately, these paints and coatings are safety measures that help your equipment last longer, cutting down on repairs and replacements that could cost you big in the future.
How Does Equipment Painting Save You Money?
Picture this: Your aging industrial facility has been suffering delays in production with increasing frequency, and you’re noticing that some of your machinery, equipment, or structures aren’t working as well as they used to. They’re always on the verge of breaking down, and you’re having to devote more and more time to making repairs that are adding up fast.
You can avoid situations like this—and occasionally reverse them—by investing in your equipment’s longevity. A new coat of paint does more than make it look like new again. It adds a protective layer that can protect, and sometimes restore, the equipment’s usefulness.
The best course of action is to invest in painting, repainting, or coating your equipment and structures before there’s a problem. Adding that extra layer of protection to equipment that’s still new will keep it like-new for much longer, extending its lifespan and cutting down on repair and replacement costs.
Machinery, equipment, and structures aren’t cheap, so why wouldn’t you protect your investment?
Protective Coatings and Corrosion Control
Industrial coatings are most often used to protect steel structures from rust and corrosion, which can cause a host of environmental and safety issues, including the degradation of structural integrity and rising maintenance and repair costs. Protective coatings are the most cost-effective solution.
Prepping equipment and structures for these protective coatings is the critical first step. To ensure the coating will be effective, it’s necessary to remove any existing paint and coatings. This might require sand-blasting or other cleaning methods.
Protective paints and coatings can be applied by various means, depending on the needs of your facility. Coatings can be applied with a spray gun or by hand, so tight spaces aren’t an issue. These coatings include a primer, an intermediate coat, and a topcoat. It’s absolutely necessary for these coatings to be applied correctly in order to reap all the benefits, so make sure you’re working with an experienced industrial painting contractor.
Choose an Experienced Industrial Painting Contractor
An industrial painting contractor with experience applying protective paints and coatings will be invaluable to your facility. They’ll be able to inspect your equipment and structures, identify any problems and potential issues, and provide a detailed plan for removing any old coatings and applying a fresh one. The benefits of corrosion control are numerous—save money on repairs and replacements, use your equipment for longer, and protect the safety and wellbeing of your employees.
A&K Painting Company has years of experience working with facility maintenance managers to apply protective paints and coatings that cut down on maintenance and repair costs. Make the call today and learn more about how you can protect your industrial facility and save money.