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Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In the last quarter of 2019, Lakeside Painting tackled a really large project for Ever-Green Energy, the company that manages the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center's facility for steam and chilled water, which is used for its heating, cooling, and critical process load. As Ever-Green notes on its website, MRMC acquired the facility in 2017. And as part of Ever-Green's overhaul of the infrastructure to become more reliable and cost-efficient, the company brought Lakeside Painting in to clean and paint pipes, walls, ceilings, and stairwells, but also install new epoxy floor systems.

Painting the Pipes

A network of pipes runs throughout the MRMC facility, so Lakeside Painting's first task was to prep areas section by section and clean the pipes to remove dirt, grime, and any loose old paint. After priming the pipes, we applied two coats of epoxy paint.

The facility's pipes are color-coded, so that facility managers and engineers can easily locate the proper pipes while working. The sprinkler system, for instance, is red, while other pipes have other coded colors.

Painting Walls, Ceilings, and Stairs

The MRMC facility also features a number of stairwells, handrails, and a large overhead crane. After cleaning these surfaces, we painted the crane with a urethane-fortified industrial yellow enamel paint. The handrails also got a coat of yellow enamel paint, while the stairs were coated with a coat of gray-hued paint.

As for the walls, we cleaned them with a number of methods, including compressed air, dry-ice blasting, and hand where necessary. We then applied a coat of white paint to the ceiling via the dry-fall nethod, and applied two coats of industrial acrylic to the walls by hand and spray.

Installing the New Floors

Before installing the new floor system, we ground off the existing floor coating that was failing, then patched it up. Once completed, we coated the floors with a Dur-a-Flex heavy duty industrial broadcast epoxy system. Lakeside is a certified Dur-a-Flex floor system installer, which allows us to install high-performance floors for our customers, like Ever-Green and others.

"It was big project," says Lakeside Painting President Joe Pangburn. "It involved lots of work, and it kept a lot of people working in the final quarter of 2019. Ever-Green chose us because of the quality of our work and our reliability. We've painted a lot of stuff over there over the years."

If your energy facility—or any other facility for that matter—needs new paint for pipes, walls, ceilings, and stairwells, as well as new floor systems, call us at 1-262-642-9445, or email us at info@lakesidepainting.com.

Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility
Painting Pipes and Installing Floors at Milwaukee Medical Campus's Energy Facility

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