Pre-painting, surface preparation for painting
Painting with a carefully prepared surface beforehand is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent corrosion, which makes it one of the major methods for extending the useful lifetime of costly buildings, structures and equipment. If unprotected, a surface is exposed to corrosion when being in a harsh environment. The level and quality of pre-painting surface preparation is the main factor determining the protective value of the whole painting system. At Gridinta every painting project starts with an analysis and examination of the surface and its environment. After evaluating the contamination and other issues at play like the general area pollution, sodium concentration in the air and others, Gridinta specialists determine the type of cleaning method required for the project. This might include high pressure treatment, sanding and mechanical cleaning. Each defect is addressed by following a strict procedure set by international standards for surface preparation.
Gridinta rope access technicians carry out all types of works related to surface cleaning, sanding and painting:
- high pressure washing
- mechanical cleaning
- blast and sandblast cleaning
- painting by applying fire-retardant paints
- applying logos and distinctive marks