5 Factory Floor Painting Tips

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Factory floors are usually subject to substantial use. Equipment, heavy objects, fluid spills, and formidable traffic dictate the need for high quality coating. In order to protect the factory floor, it’s important to choose the right paint and use a proper painting technique. Here are some tips for getting it right first time.

1) Choose The Right Paint

Depending on the traffic inside your factory, the products you use there, and the company budget, you have to choose a proper paint. Here are a few properties you may want to consider. Non-slip paint. This is a great choice for the majority of factories. Non-slip paint can prevent accidents in case your floor is exposed to fluids. Walkways and ramps can also benefit from non-slip paint. Anti-slip components can be added to the majority of paints. Line Marking Paint. Large factories and warehouses require floor markings in order to optimise the work process. Special line marking paint can be used for factory floor markings. For example, polyurethane paint is less prone to fading. Meanwhile, adding a non-slip component to the marking paint can make it more efficient.

2) Use Acid Descale

Before painting the factory floor, it’s important to get it cleaned. Acid wash is the ideal solution for dirty bare concrete floors. Depending on how old and stained your floor is, you may or may not want to dilute the acid. If you are doing the acid wash on your own, make sure to protect your hands and eyes. A hard bristle brush can do a great job scrubbing the concrete floors and removing all imperfections. Make sure to hose the surface off with water after completing the wash.

3) Start With The Edges

Corners and edges are the toughest to paint. You need to use a brush to get the job done. Carefully cut around the edges in order not to touch the walls. You may want to use tape or other masking material to cover the wall parts that come into contact with the paint.

4) Hire A Professional

Painting factory floors is easy if you have experience. It may take too much time if you’ve never done it before. Hiring professional painters can ensure you get the job done right as fast as possible. Small painting mistakes, which you may not even notice right away, can reduce the longevity and efficiency of the coating.

5) Let It Dry

Allowing the paint to dry thoroughly is extremely important. Carefully read the label on each can of paint to understand how long you should allow it to dry. Consult the manufacturer or supplier about the drying period as well. Simple rule: Allow the paint to dry for 7 days and you won’t be worrying about damaging the coating. At TA Paints, we have a large variety of coatings for your factory floors. For more information about painting factory floors and choosing the right paint for them, please download our free e-book The Ultimate Floor Paint Guide.