Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant
Safety Stripe Painting Project at a Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant

One of Lakeside Painting's most recent jobs took us to the Enercon Industries manufacturing plant in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, to paint aisle safety stripes. A one-day job, started and completed in one 8-hour shift on a Saturday (November 16th), the project required prep and paint work for approximately 908LF of safety stripes.

For the prep work, we taped-out one side of the lines to act as a guide for the shot blaster, which we used to blast the concrete clean and provide "tooth" for the coating adhesion. We then taped-out the opposite side of the lines, before applying two coats of Sherwin-Williams Macropoxy Safety Yellow. After applying the paint, we de-masked the floors and cleaned up the work areas, making the facility ready for the plant's coming work week.

In the slideshow above, you can see before photos, which show just how worn out the previous safety stripes were. Several other photos show the paint drying while masked off, while the rest of photos showcase the completed and refreshed safety stripes.

Although we completed the project in one day, there were a few challenges. Shot-blasters require routine tweaking to operate at optimal level, and this job was no different. Initially, the blaster wasn't properly picking up the shot, and it was leaving piles of shot on the floor. After cleaning up the shot, and getting the blaster working with some tinkering, the blasting proceeded without issue.

While 980LF isn't necessarily a great amount of striping to complete, especially with 8 hours in which to do it, we were training two employees on-site in how to shot-blast and paint safety lines. Thankfully, the two employees caught on quickly, and by day's end they were well-versed in this type of project, making them future assets for the company and our customers.

If your manufacturing plant needs both floor cleaning and new safety striping, contact Lakeside Painting at 1-262-642-9445 or via email at info@lakesidepainting.com. We'll hop on the phone and discuss the particulars of your project.

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