Often times, industrial warehouses have been sitting for some time before they are ready to be worked on or in. If you are considering getting your warehouse line striping done and the surface has a large amount of dust or dirt on it, then getting that concrete cleaned is in order. We are often asked to clean a surface to get it ready for paint.
Once we have determined if you are looking for long term or short term paint product, we can begin to cater your proposal to your specific needs. For example, if you need a product that is going to last 5 or more years we would recommend a two part epoxy with shot
blasting for preparation of the concrete surface. This product can be guaranteed for five years.
Another example might be someone that has a short term lease, and needs warehouse line painting that will only last a year or two. In this example, we would probably recommend an oil base paint without any prep of the concrete, other than cleaning. Though there can be no guarantee on this product, but it should get you through the two years with enough paint adhesion to serve your basic staging and marking purposes.
We would recommend shot blasting the areas needing to be painted. Then use a industrial urethane enamel product on those sun exposed or forklift areas. Urethane holds up better to sunlight & weather than its rival enamels, such as epoxy. There are many factors when it comes to choosing the correct product for your job and the cost effectiveness therein.
Many times we are asked about the process and what to expect when getting warehouse line striping done. Though most of the times the process is about the same, there are many factors to consider from project to project. The best way to find out what your variables might be is to give us a call and talk to one of our estimators.
Types of Paint
-Water base Paint
Best used for exterior line painting applications such as truck stall parking, parking stall striping, loading docks, stencils and markers i.e. stop bars, arrow and handicap parking.
-Oil Base Paints
Oil base paints are one of the best paints to use to gain a little more durability over typical water based paint. Oil base paints are also known for their drying characteristics. They are stronger than water based and last longer as well.
Urethane paints are designed to stand up to harsh weather conditions such as long term exposure to sun, rain and other exposure issues. This paint product is highly recommended for metal bollards, guard rails, loading docks, hand railings and sign post.
This type of coating is a very durable coating. This coating is best used in heavy commercial and industrial applications. It’s a 2 part paint system that is designed to be used indoors and hold up under the harshest conditions. This paint product is ideal for warehouse floor striping and also floor coating like battery acid resistant applications.
Line Snappers, LLC uses only Sherwin Williams premium traffic marking paint to ensure a quality final product.