What to Expect Before, During and After Painting Your Industrial Facility


When you manage an industrial facility, you have a lot on your plate. Production is important, but safety is paramount, so keeping your workspaces clean and maintained should be a top priority. The right industrial painting contractor can help you do that without adding to your stress and responsibilities. In fact, most will work with you to schedule painting and other projects outside of your facility’s main production hours so the disruption to your operation is minimal.

If you’ve noticed that your industrial facility needs new coatings—whether it’s epoxy floors, interior walls, exterior walls, secondary containment, structural components, or safety signage—the best time to start planning your next painting project is now. It might seem overwhelming, but we’ve broken the process down into easy-to-follow steps to help you make the best decisions possible and get great results.

Establish Your Budget

The first step you should take when planning your industrial facility’s painting project is to set a budget. If your team knew the project was approaching and budgeted, this likely won’t be a problem, and you’ll have a specific number to work with; however, if the project is an unexpected expense, nailing down a budget and setting aside the needed funds might be more of an ask and take more time. In this case, utilizing a regular painting contractor will help you identify appropriate budget and materials.

Select the Best Industrial Painting Contractor for the Job

Having a regular industrial painting contractor might be the most important part of your job as a facility or maintenance manager. Utilizing a reliable and consistent painting contractor will allow you to manage all of your facility coatings maintenance with a single call or email.  

Partnering with a regular coatings contractor benefits you in two ways:
1.  Consistency in performance and an established relationship.
2.  The contractor has familiarity with your facility and the history of previous coatings.

How to Prep Your Facility Before the Painting Project Starts

You can help the project get off to a smooth start by making sure the areas about to be painted are clean and cleared of any equipment and employees that might impede the painting process. You can leave the advanced prep work to your contractor—they’ll take precautions to protect any unmovable equipment and other areas that could be affected by the project.

Stay Up and Running While Your Contractor Works

This requires you to work closely with your industrial painting contractor, so make sure you select someone who is communicative and responsive. You’ll work with them to create a clear outline of the project’s schedule and the locations that will be inaccessible while they’re being painted.

Many contractors will also offer flexible scheduling and might even be able to paint your industrial facility during non-working hours so as to disrupt production and your employees as little as possible.

What to Expect When Your Facility Has Been Painted

After your industrial facility painting project has been completed, go over the results with your contractor to make sure it meets your standards and that all requests were followed. That includes adding any floor signage and other safety implements.

We Make Choosing the Best Industrial Painting Contractor Easy

A&K Painting Company has a track record of completing quality jobs for a variety of facility and maintenance managers. We’ll readily provide references and answer any questions you might have about our processes and services. We offer a range of industrial facility painting and maintenance solutions, so don’t hesitate to come to us for help transforming or maintaining your facility.

To learn more about what we can do for your industrial facility, reach out to us today.