Industrial Coatings, Patches, Repairs and Surface Preparation for Kentucky & Indiana

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Industrial Coatings, Patches, Repairs and Surface Preparation for Commercial Painting in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio & Indiana

SURFACE PREPARATION – STEPS & METHODS  for CLEANING AND DEGREASING:

All residue – traces of oil and grease and other contaminants must be removed before grinding or shot blasting.  Grinding and shot blasting without cleaning will only push contamination deeper into the porous concrete surface. Use oil and grease emulsifiers to clean thoroughly.  Stubborn or heavy residue areas may require repeated applications.  Only then will the surface be ready for Industrial Coatings or a Commercial Painting in Indiana & Kentucky

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Painting, Restoration and Wall Covering Services for Louisville Kentucky, KY

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Commercial and Professional Interior & Exterior Painting, Restoration and Wall Covering Services

We Provide a full array of interior and exterior painting and restoration services:

Interior/Exterior: Specialty:
  • Visual Rollout
  • High Traffic Rollout
  • Preventative/Reactive Maintenance
  • Re-branding Renovation
  • Wall Cover Removal/Installation
  • Line Striping
  • Faux Finishes
  • Front Facades/Pylon Signs
  • EIFS Restoration
  • Minor Substrate Repair
  • Wood Finishing
  • Graffiti Control
  • Ceiling Tile Restoration
  • FRP Panel Restoration
  • Woodwork/Laminate Refinishing
  • Window Coating
  • Power Washing

Comprehensive solutions

You benefit from complete solutions: professional specification design, consulting services and survey assistance.

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Industrial Coatings or Commercial Painting for Louisville Kentucky and Indiana

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Finding the right company to provide and then apply the Industrial Coatings or Commercial Painting needed for your job is crucial.

Bowles Painting is a commercial painting and industrial coatings  company specializing in retail centers, distribution warehousing, professional office complexes, tenant improvements and HOA’s.

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National Painting & Coatings Company Supplying Protective Coatings in Louisville Kentucky, KY

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National Painting & Coatings Company Supplying Protective Coatings For Massive Bridge Project

Epoxy intermediate coating Macropoxy 646 provides high-gloss protection from harsh Northeast Ohio weather for vital city artery

A leading National Painting & Coatings Company Supplying Protective Coatings was chosen by Atlantic Painting (Oak Lawn, Ill.) to supply high-performance protective coatings for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) I-90 Innerbelt Bridge project. Coating work is now underway on the 1.8 million square feet of steel that comprise the westbound span over the Cuyahoga River. Reconstruction of the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1959 and is the main east-west artery into and through downtown Cleveland, is the largest project in ODOT’s history. The new bridge, which is north of the existing span, will be 4,247 feet long and stand 120 feet over the Cuyahoga River Valley at its highest point.   

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Commercial Painting Company Offers Advice & Solutions for Louisville Kentucky KY Business

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Interior/Exterior Painting and Restoration Services

We offer a full complement of interior and exterior painting and restoration services:

Interior/Exterior: Specialty:
  • Visual Rollout
  • High Traffic Rollout
  • Preventative/Reactive Maintenance
  • Re-branding Renovation
  • Wall Cover Removal/Installation
  • Line Striping
  • Faux Finishes
  • Front Facades/Pylon Signs
  • EIFS Restoration
  • Minor Substrate Repair
  • Wood Finishing
  • Graffiti Control
  • Ceiling Tile Restoration
  • FRP Panel Restoration
  • Woodwork/Laminate Refinishing
  • Window Coating
  • Power Washing

Comprehensive solutions

You benefit from complete solutions: professional specification design, consulting services and survey assistance. From product recommendations to color choices, together we implement a paint program that best fits your needs.

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A Commercial Painting Company in Louisville Ky and Indiana

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Commercial Painting Companies – Tips from a Professional Painter and Contractor

Sand Away Flaws

You have to start with a perfectly smooth surface to end up with perfectly painted walls or woodwork. One pro tells PM that sander would be a more fitting job title than painter since he spends so much time pushing sandpaper. Sanding levels outs spackle or joint-compound patches and flattens ridges around nail holes. Sanding also removes burrs and rough spots in your trim.Sand the walls from the baseboard to the ceiling with fine grit sanding paper on a sanding pole. Then sand horizontally along the baseboard and ceiling. Don’t put a lot of pressure on the sanding pole or the head can flip over and damage the wall. Sand woodwork with a sanding sponge to get into crevices.

Use Tinted Primer

Before the pros paint walls, they fill holes and patch cracks with joint compound. But if you paint directly over it, the compound will suck the moisture out of the paint, giving it a flat, dull look (a problem called “flashing”). Those spots will look noticeably different than the rest of the wall. To avoid that, pros prime the walls before painting.Instead of using white primer, pros usually have it tinted gray or a color that’s similar to the finish paint. Tinted primer does a better job of covering the existing paint color than plain primer, so your finish coat will be more vibrant and may require fewer coats. This is especially true with colors like red or orange, which could require three or more coats without a primer.

Press Tape With a Putty Knife

Nothing is more discouraging when you’ve finished painting than to peel tape off the woodwork and discover the paint bled through. To avoid the pain-in-the-neck chore of scraping off the paint, do a thorough job of adhering the tape before you start. “Apply tape over the wood, then run a putty knife over the top to press down the tape for a good seal,” a painter with more than 16 years of experience says. “That’ll stop any paint bleeds.”Use the blue painter’s tape instead of masking tape. Masking tape can leave behind a sticky residue that’s hard to clean off. Plus, paint can cause the tape to buckle or get wavy, which lets paint run underneath it. Painter’s tape can be left on for days (some up to two weeks) and still peel off cleanly. And it stops paint bleed without buckling.

Eliminate Brush and Lap Marks With Paint Extender

The secret to a finish that’s free of lap and brush marks is mixing a paint extender (also called a paint conditioner), such as Floetrol, into the paint. This does two things. First, it slows down the paint drying time, giving you a longer window to overlap just-painted areas without getting ugly lap marks that happen when you paint over dried paint and darken the color. Second, paint extender levels out the paint so brush strokes are virtually eliminated (or at least much less obvious). Pros use extenders when painting drywall, woodwork, cabinets and doors. Manufacturer’s directions tell you how much extender to add per gallon of paint.

Scrape a Ridge in Textured Ceilings

The problem with painting along the edge of textured ceilings is that it’s almost impossible to get a straight line along the top of the wall without getting paint on the ceiling bumps. Pros have a simple solution. They run a screwdriver along the perimeter of the ceiling to scrape off the texture. “This lets you cut in without getting paint on the ceiling texture,” one of our pros says. “The screwdriver creates a tiny ridge in the ceiling, so the tips of your paint bristles naturally go into it. And you’ll never even notice the missing texture.”

Use Canvas Drop Cloths

Pros don’t use bed sheets as drop cloths, and neither should you. Thin sheets won’t stop splatters and spills from seeping through to your flooring. And while plastic can contain spills, the paint stays wet for a long time. That wet paint can (and usually does) find the bottom of your shoes and get tracked through the house.Use what the pros use—canvas drop cloths. They’re not slippery and they absorb splatters (but still wipe up large spills or they can bleed through). “Unless you’re painting a ceiling, you don’t need a jumbo-size cloth that fills the entire room,” a pro says. “A canvas cloth that’s just a few feet wide and runs the length of the wall is ideal for protecting your floor, and it’s easy to move.”

Finish One Wall Before Starting Another

It might seem easy to do all the corners and trim in a room, then go back to roll the walls, but don’t. Pros get a seamless look by cutting in one wall, then immediately rolling it before starting the next. This allows the brushed and the rolled paint to blend together better.Cover your paint bucket, tray or container with a damp towel when switching between brushing and rolling to keep your paint and tools from drying out when not in use.

Scrape (Don’t Tape) Windows

Don’t bother taping windows when painting sashes—it takes a long time and paint usually ends up on the glass anyway. Go ahead and let paint get on the glass. Once it’s dry, simply scrape it off with a razor blade. The paint peels off in seconds. “Just be careful to not break the paint bond between the wood and the glass,” a pro cautions. “Otherwise, moisture can get on the wood and cause rot.”

Box Paint for Consistent Color

The “same” color of paint can vary between cans. “That difference can be glaringly obvious if you pop open a new gallon halfway through a wall,” a retired painter tells PM. To ensure color consistency from start to finish, pros mix their cans of paint in a 5 gallon bucket (a process called “boxing”).Some pros then paint directly out of the bucket. This eliminates the need to pour paint into a roller tray, though the heavy bucket is harder to move.

Wash Roller Covers

Whether you buy cheap or expensive roller covers, washing them before their first use gets rid of the fuzz that inevitably comes off once you start painting. Wash them with water and a little bit of liquid soap, and run your hands up and down the covers to pull off any loose fibers (a practice called “preconditioning covers”). You can start using the roller covers right away—you don’t need to let them dry.

Clean Dirty Walls With Degreaser

Paint won’t bond to greasy or filthy surfaces, like kitchen walls above a stove, mudrooms where kids kick off their muddy boots and scuff the walls or the areas around light switches that get swatted at with dirty hands. “I always use a degreaser to clean grimy or greasy surfaces,” a pro tells PM. “It cuts through almost anything you have on walls for better paint adhesion.”Be sure to read the label and follow directions—this stuff is potent. Rubber gloves and eye protection are required.

Start With a Loaded Brush

Pros take a “load and go” approach to painting. They load the bottom 1 1/2 inches of their brushes with paint, tap each side against the inside of their container to knock off the heavy drips, and then start painting. By contrast, homeowners often take a “load and dump” approach of dragging the loaded brush along the sides of their container and wiping off most of the paint. “It doesn’t do you any good to dunk your brush in paint, then immediately wipe it all off,” a 16-year veteran painter says

Push Paint to Avoid Runs

When your brush is loaded with paint, it’s easy to create runs by applying too much paint in corners or along trim. To avoid that, start brushing about 1/2 inch away from the cut-in area to apply the paint. As the brush unloads, move over and slowly drag the brush along the trim or corner. Let the bristles gently push the paint against the cut-in area where the walls meet. You may have to do this a couple of times to get complete coverage, but it’ll avoid excess paint along woodwork and in corners.

Commercial Painting in Louisville, KY Contractors is a locally owned and operated commercial painting company, based in Louisville KY.   A commercial painter, contractor and industrial coatings specialist.  For questions or information regarding our Painting services please call (502) 365-1415.

Commercial Painting in Louisville, KY Contractors is also recognized as a leader in high quality industrial and structural coatings for businesses and equipment throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Commercial Painting in Louisville, KY is a commercial painter and contractor specializing in the application of architectural and protective paints and Industrial coatings. From an office suit to a large commercial complex, one floor or many,  Commercial Painting in Louisville, KYContractors has the best solution for any size of your commercial painting project.

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Water / Wet, Sand & Abrasive Blasting and Power Washing for Louisville KY

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Water / Wet, Sand & Abrasive Blasting and Power Washing

There are several variants of the process, such as bead blasting, sandblasting, sodablasting, and shot blasting – Please see the following for a complete description: 

Abrasive blasting or Sand Blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressureto smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the media. The first abrasive blasting process was patented byBenjamin Chew Tilghman on 18 October 1870.[1]

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Commercial Painters and Painting Contractors for Louisville KY

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Industrial and Commercial Painters and Painting Contractors for Louisville KY, Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

It takes different tools, equipment, and experience than most regular and standard Painting Companies and/or Commercial Painters have on hand.

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Industrial Painting and Wallcoverings in Louisville, KY

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Although painting a newly constructed commercial building is fairly straightforward, a general contractor must know that the painting company he has hired is available immediately and can get the job done quickly. Established businesses need after-hour services so as not to interrupt their daily operations. We perform this service without an up-charge.

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Hospital & Multifamily Housing Commercial Painters: Interior & Exterior Painting and Wall Covering

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Multi-family properties such as duplexes, apartment buildings, condominiums and so forth are establishments that house numerous families. However, these properties are just like any other property out there: over time, they will need to have their interior paint freshened and their exterior paint redone in order to keep them looking good and attracting new families to the area. Usually these kinds of buildings have a manager who is in charge of maintenance and running the day-to-day affairs of the building. It is this person who decides when the exterior needs to be painted.

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