Painting healthcare facilities

There are many ways in which paint can successfully be used within healthcare facilities to make the spaces safer, cleaner and reduce maintenance work. Painting specialists can complete tasks throughout the buildings with minimal disruption to patients and visitors. Grange Banks Commercial Coatings has experience undertaking industrial painting projects in a variety of healthcare facilities and can offer the following services:

  • Antimicrobial and non-slip flooring

We understand that health and safety is of the upmost importance in a healthcare facility. High traffic surfaces such as floors can often benefit from commercial coatings which are not only durable but offer other qualities as well. Antimicrobial paint prevents harmful microorganisms growing on the surface. Paint is also easier to clean and repels spilt liquids and stains. Additionally, painting specialists can use paint which has non-slip properties to add an extra layer of safety to the industrial painting project.

  •  Electrostatic painting

Much of the equipment in healthcare facilities will be metal. Painting these assets requires painting specialist equipment called an electrostatic applicator to achieve an even, flawless coverage. Due to the way the applicator works, these industrial painting projects require minimal clean up and are completed far quicker than tasks with a regular paintbrush. Electrostatic applicators can also be used on metal railings, gates and other exterior assets.

  • Zero-VOC paint

Grange Banks Commercial Coatings uses Zero-VOC paint for all its projects. Not just low-VOC but paint not containing any Volatile Organic Compounds. This not only makes the paint safe for those with chest and breathing health problems but also means the facilities can be reopened and used as soon as the paint is dry. Unlike regular paint, Zero-VOC paint doesn’t require the room to be ventilated.

  • Protective coatings

Returning to the subject of health and safety, every area of a healthcare facility is regularly cleaned. By applying a protective coating to surfaces, their overall lifespan is lengthened. It is also easier to clean paint which repels liquids and is resistant to stains. Once the paint wears thin, simply replace it; a far cheaper alternative than most replacement projects.

  • 24/7 services

We understand you need to provide your services at all hours of the day and night. So we do too. We will work on your industrial painting project at a time which is convenient to you. We want to minimise the disruption we cause to your facility so we’ll work around your schedule. We can paint during the night, at the weekends or any other time.

Our professional painting specialists pride themselves not only on the quality of their work but also their diligence when it comes to cleaning the area after they have finished. We ensure your facilities are not only perfectly painted but also fit for use. If you are interested in our services, call Grange Banks Commercial Coatings today and arrange a free, no-obligation site visit and find out how we can improve your facilities.

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Painting a healthcare facility

Scaffolding vs Boom Lifts – a Professional Opinion

Exterior painting projects often require specialist tools and equipment to allow the painting specialists safe access to the surface. There are two common ways in which to gain the necessary height for aerial work: scaffolding and boom lifts. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and the nature of the project itself would determine which equipment type would be selected. Commercial painters have extensive experience working on buildings which require both styles of aerial work equipment and here is a basic guide as to their uses.

Scaffolding

Strong and sturdy, scaffolding has been used to complete exterior painting tasks for decades. Painting specialists often use this equipment when painting large areas such as entire walls. It is cheaper when undertaking a long project to erect the entire scaffolding structure and then allow the commercial painters to steadily work their way down the building than hiring a boom lift for an extended duration. Scaffolding also allows the painters to get much closer to the building itself, making it easier to complete work. However, the area surrounding the scaffolding will still need to be cordoned off in case any items (or paint) is dropped from the above platform. Mobile scaffolding, mounted on wheels, can be used for some work which offers a cheaper alternative to a boom lift: the mobility of the machinery with the proximity of traditional scaffolding. However, all scaffolding does come with a certain security risk as the price of building material increases and there have been problems with erected scaffolding structures being stolen.

Boom Lifts

These mechanised aerial work platforms come in a variety of styles and sizes so it is hard to judge their capabilities in a general sense. Their nickname, the cherry picker, however, suggests that they are often used for smaller work areas. The cost of hiring this machinery is also more than it would cost to hire scaffolding so they are usually used by commercial painters for smaller projects. However, because their superior manoeuvrability, boom lifts can enable work to be completed faster, so some projects can save money using boom lifts over scaffolding. Boom lifts do not require any setup time so they are often preferred for urgent work. Some painting specialists believe boom lifts to be safer than scaffolding because they can still be used in poor weather conditions and have a more stable base as well as built-in safety barriers. This also leads to a lower liability cost for commercial painters. They can be locked securely away overnight which minimises the risk of theft, unlike scaffolding which, practically, must remain in place for the duration of the exterior painting project.

At the end of the day, every project is different and there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to performing aerial exterior painting work. The best way to establish which style is most suitable for your task is to request a site visit from painting specialists. This allows the experienced commercial painters to judge the prospective work and produce a brief accordingly. Contact Grange Banks Commercial Coatings today for a free, no-obligation site visit.

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