Buildings and Structures Painting

Markley’s Precision Company is an industrial painting company that specializes in industrial and commercial painting of buildings and structures across Ohio and the entire USA.

Our expertise encompasses the repainting and restoration of facilities (schools, hospitals, offices, etc), factories, commercial and industrial buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and large structures such as bridges, and other steel structures, ensuring top-quality finishes and durability.

Refurbishing or painting your facility walls and ceilings is a great way to improve the overall appearance of your facility and reap several practical benefits to increase safety, boost production (typically two things that are inversely related), and help reduce the company’s overall bottom line.

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Why Choose Us?

Diverse Coating & Painting Arsenal
Versatile Project Capability
Quality Finishes and Durability
Accident Free Safety Record
Best-In-Class Warranties
Zero Downtime Process
Safety & Environmental Commitment
Nationwide Service Coverage

Benefits of Enhancing Your Buildings and Facilities with Professional Painting

Other than providing a more aesthetically pleasing and fresh, clean work environment, some of the practical benefits of painting your facilities include:

Brighter Workspaces

Fresh paint significantly brightens work environments, improving visibility. This not only enhances worker safety but can also lead to an increase in production efficiency.

Ease of Maintenance

Compared to older, dull surfaces, a new coat of glossy white urethane alkyd paint makes walls and ceilings much easier to clean, thereby reducing both cleaning time and maintenance expenses.

Reduced Contamination Risks

Updating your paintwork eliminates the hazards associated with old, flaking ceiling paint and corroded areas, safeguarding your products from potential contamination.

Enhanced Protection

A fresh layer of paint offers additional protection for various surfaces, aiding in corrosion prevention for steel structures, resealing brick and masonry, and prolonging the life of concrete block walls (CMU) and foundations.

OSHA Compliance

Implementing color-coded painting schemes for combustible fluids and gas lines, water lines, toxic or corrosive materials, air lines, flammable substances, and fire-quenching systems helps maintain OSHA compliance, ensuring a safer workplace.

Regulatory Adherence

A well-maintained paint job keeps your facility ready for inspections, meeting standards set by the FDA, USDA, EPA, and other regulatory bodies, thus ensuring uninterrupted operations.

Increased Property Value

Investing in professional painting services is a cost-effective way to enhance your property's value and return on investment, particularly if you're considering selling or leasing spaces like warehouses, office buildings, apartments, and condominiums.

Our Expert Techniques

By integrating rigorous preparation with sophisticated containment and application techniques, we set the standard for facility painting excellence, ensuring durability, aesthetics, and compliance with every project.

The success of any coating application hinges on meticulous preparation. Without thorough cleaning, etching, and priming, even the highest quality coatings may fail. We understand this and prioritize comprehensive surface preparation tailored to each client’s specific requirements, preferences, and budget constraints.

Our arsenal includes traditional sandblasting, dustless or wet blasting, dry ice blasting, laser blasting, shot blasting, bristle blasting, ultra-high-pressure water blasting, both cold and hot water pressure washing, soft washing, and meticulous hand prep techniques.

Our sandblasting capabilities enable us to navigate the complexities of active facilities, addressing concerns such as personnel respiratory safety, electrical conduits, live gas lines, and ventilation issues with finesse and expertise.

For projects demanding heightened control, our containment solutions—including scaffolding, tarps, dust collectors, industrial vacuums, swing stages, aerial baskets, and lifts—are at the ready. This infrastructure supports our commitment to safety and environmental care on even the most challenging projects.

Our coating arsenal is equally diverse, featuring airless spray pumps, air-assisted spray pumps, conventional spray pots, agitators, plural component spray equipment, and hydraulic spray pumps.

Each tool is wielded by seasoned professionals, ensuring every project benefits from both advanced technology and skilled application.

Industrial Ceiling and Wall Preparation - Prior to Painting

Common Coatings Used For Interior Walls & Ceilings

The choice of coating for your surface—whether you aim to paint, protect, or line it—can significantly impact the outcome.

For Industrial Settings

In industrial settings like plants, factories, warehouses, and storage facilities, common choices include semi-gloss or glossy white finishes. These are typically achieved using oil enamels, alkyds, or latex. For enhanced gloss and color retention, we suggest opting for a urethane product or a cost-effective hybrid urethane-alkyd variant.

For Heavy Traffic Areas

For areas subjected to heavy use or wear, such as walls, steel supports, catwalks, and high-traffic zones, epoxy paints or polyurea coatings offer superior durability over traditional oil-based enamel paints. The market offers a diverse range of epoxy coatings, each designed to meet specific environmental conditions and application needs. Polyamide epoxies, known for their chemical curing properties, are particularly effective in cooler climates. They can cure at low temperatures, making them ideal for spaces where heating is impractical or could disrupt operations.

For Porous Surfaces

When dealing with porous materials like concrete block walls (CMU walls), brick, and masonry, we recommend starting with a water-based acrylic primer or block filler. This base layer helps to seal the pores, preparing the surface for a top coat. Finishing with several layers of a high-quality acrylic latex coating ensures a durable and aesthetically pleasing result.

Industrial Facility Painting - MPC Case Study

Challenge:

An industrial client faced a major issue with lead-based paint on brick walls and metal ceilings. Cracking and falling paint chips threatened personnel and product safety, posing a huge liability. However, shutting down for maintenance wasn’t an option. The facility operated 24/7, and downtime would incur massive costs.

Our Solution:

  • We coordinated with plant staff to reposition equipment, maintaining operational flow while ensuring safety.
  • A lead paint inhibitor was applied to walls. This wet solution minimized dust and secured loose paint during blasting.
  • We employed dry ice blasting for a dust-free, non-abrasive cleaning. This method is safe for electrical systems and doesn’t leave residue.
  • A low-pressure fanned blasting technique was used to control debris spread. Temporary barriers provided extra protection against dust.
  • Crews immediately vacuumed up the non-hazardous waste, ensuring a clean work environment.

Ceiling Challenge:

The galvanized metal ceiling, previously coated with lead paint, presented additional hurdles. Despite its good condition, safety precautions were paramount.

Ceiling Solution:

  • We constructed a partial metal containment shell, using clamps and plastic sheeting. This setup directed debris into designated disposal areas.
  • The same lead abatement and dry ice blasting approach was applied to the ceiling.
  • Equipment was systematically moved to access all areas, ensuring thorough cleaning without disrupting operations.

Outcome:

The project was completed on time and within budget. The client was exceptionally satisfied, especially as no downtime was required. This case exemplifies our commitment to innovative, safe, and efficient solutions.

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