Industrial Spray Floor Painting
Industrial Floor Painters
Benefits of Industrial Floor Painting
- Reduced dust levels & improved air quality.
- Brighter and easier to clean.
- Increased durability and chemical resistance.
- More organised & improved safety using line markings and cross-hatching.
- Easy to clean
- Can be made anti-slip for added safety
Industrial Floor Painters
Anglia Decor’s team of industrial floor painters covers a range of sectors for industrial flooring:
- print industry,
- plant rooms,
- food and drink industry,
- clean rooms,
- car park.
Industrial floors can suffer damage and become uneven with heavy industrial use, creating a hazard for pallet and forklift traffic. We can carry out concrete repairs using epoxy repair mortar, providing a lasting solution that is much stronger than the surrounding concrete. Should you have slabs at different levels causing a danger to forklift traffic, we can reduce the profile change using scabbling machines and diamond grinders.
Read more on industrial flooring here.
Which paint is the best floor paint for industrial surfaces?
Floor ProTect, is a high-build resin warehouse floor paint that gives a dry film thickness of 400 microns for a 2-coat system. It comes in any RAL or BS colour, and it is very durable. The typical lifespan for this coating, if carried out with diamond grinding preparation, is around 5 years. Not suitable for new concrete, it may take up to a year for moisture levels to become normal. Not U.V. stable, avoid using white as it can discolour.
Water-based epoxy coatings give a dry film thickness of 200 microns for a 2-coat system. Also available in any RAL or BS colour. This system is less durable than solvent-free due to its thickness. Water-permeable types of coatings can be used on new concrete after 3-4 weeks. They can also be over-coated with a solvent-free system once the relative humidity of the concrete returns to normal levels. The expected lifespan is 3-4 years, depending on traffic exposure.
The best option for UV stability is Polyurethane resin coatings give a dry film thickness of 200 microns for a 2-coat system. The benefits of a polyurethane coating include increased scratch resistance, flexibility and U.V. stability. We choose this type of coating for line marking projects in car parks. Comes in any RAL or BS colour. It can be used as a top coat over a solvent-free system for added durability.
A dustproofer does not give the same benefits as an epoxy resin coating, but it can strengthen bare concrete and provide a shorter-term solution to reduce dust- dustproofer / concrete sealer.
Carrying it out in-house will reduce the cost of an epoxy resin flooring project. We are able to offer preparation by diamond grinding and supply of coatings for in-house application.
Marking out pedestrian walkways and applying coloured resin will reduce the risk of accidents and keep the workplace organised.
Polyaspartic coatings give a dry film thickness of 250 microns for a 2-coat system. The main advantage of this coating is the fast cure, even at very low temperatures. Suitable for cold rooms and jobs that need to be re-coated within 3 hours and reach complete cure in 6 hours. It can give a 3-4 year life span depending on usage, possibly longer.Toggle Content
Industrial Flooring at Boston Garage
Video showing the finished 400m2 floor in a light and dark grey solvent-free resin coating.
Pedestrian Walkways at Nico Manufacturing
Video showing walkways after preparation, ready for our team of floor painting contractors to apply a solvent free anti-slip resin coating.
Guide to Industrial Floor Painting
Step 1: Prepare the floor
We use diamond grinders to remove the top layer of existing paint or concrete. Most floors are power-floated and too shiny for epoxy resin to adhere to – if painted they will flake quickly.
The diamond grinder will create a textured surface that the resin can stick to and create a long-lasting job.
It is possible to hire diamond grinders from a local tool hire shop. Remember always hire an industrial vacuum to collect the dust.
Wear an FFP3 dust mask when diamond grinding the floor, as the dust from industrial concrete floors is very hazardous to health and can cause silicosis if breathed in.
Step 2: Apply epoxy resin coatings
Epoxy resin coatings consist of a base and hardener part. We use a screw gun with mixing paddle attached to mix the 2 parts together for 1-2 mins. Once the coating is mixed you will have around 30 minutes of spot life to apply before the coating becomes too thick and unusable.
Pour some of the mixed coating into a paint kettle and cut in the edges with a brush.
Plant Room Flooring
Case Study: Import Export Building
Our team carried out this plant room industrial flooring project in 2022.
We prepared the floor with a str701 grinder. Any imperfections were filled.
Our team masked the walkways and applied 2 coats of resin coating. We then masked the grey and applied 2 coats of light grey.
This project ensured the floor was waterproof and able to contain any leaking pumps.
Read more on plant room flooring here.
Factory Floor Painters.
Factory floors require a durable coating that will be easy to clean and stand up to forklift and pallet truck usage.
We suggest using a solvent-free high-build coating for factory floor painting projects. High-build coatings give a 400-micron dry film thickness and are very durable, usually lasting 5 years. We prepare the existing coating using diamond grinders to ensure the new coating will adhere.
Our factory floor painters are able to complete projects over weekends.Choosing us over other industrial floor companies, you can be assured that you invest in a high-quality and time-efficient service.
We can provide references from existing clients, are Chas accredited for health and safety and provide a 12- month warranty on all work. Call us today to arrange a free quotation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Factors affecting cost:
- Where you are located.
- Amount of floor preparation needed.
- Concrete, wood or tiled existing substrate.
- Industrial or domestic usage.
- Installation on weekend or weekdays.
- Colour of the warehouse floor painted required – white and red are more expensive.
Epoxy floors can be scratched if a pallet is dragged across the surface.
It is important to let staff know to take care to raise pallets off the floor.
What’s more, epoxy flooring is not UV stable, so it will yellow over time. This yellowing is not as evident in greys and strong colours. If you decide on white or light greys, they will need a UV-stable topcoat.
Apart from that, epoxy can feel cold in the winter as it will be at the same temperature as the concrete slab.
On top of that, epoxy floors can become slippery when wet. There are two solutions to this problem – either matting at entranceways or choosing an anti-slip epoxy floor or choosing an anti slip epoxy floor will help.
With thorough preparation and if you use an epoxy resin, paint jobs will last around 4-5 years.
If you just paint a concrete floor without preparation, it will not last very long. Even power-floated concrete needs preparation by diamond grinding to ensure the paint can adhere to the concrete.
This is a standard warehouse floor paint colour chart. It is also possible to get any RAL or BS colour code mixed in floor paints.
Fish eyes are circular defects caused when the industrial floor paint is not sticking to the floor. Usually caused by contamination, oil or silicone.
It’s possible to diamond grind the tiles to create a textured surface that can be painted. The ridges in the tile edges may be visible after painting.
Yes, epoxy gives extra protection as it is 7 times thicker than standard paint. It is also more resistant to chemical spills.
Industrial flooring needs to be strong enough to withstand heavy loads and a lot of foot traffic. For this reason, it needs to be very durable and resistant to mechanical damage. What’s more, depending on the industry, it may also be adjusted to deal with chemicals or other difficult circumstances.
Thanks to experienced industrial flooring contractors like Anglia Decor, you can make your warehouse or factory better prepared for what needs to be done there, and you can increase its safety as well as aesthetics.
Why choose Anglia Decor
- Members of the Painting & Decorating Association (PDA)
- Read our 30+ google reviews, check what our recent customers have said about the service provided.
- Trained by Ferfa in floor preparation
- We provide 12 month warranties on all work
- Chas and Constructionline accredited
- Professional company with well trained staff
- Able to carry out projects at weekends
- Nationwide coverage for large scale projects
Buy epoxy floor paint
Floor ProTect epoxy floor paint is a high build solvent free epoxy resin coating suitable for industrial usage.
Benefits of Floor ProTect:
- 7 times thicker than paint
- Non flaking
- Gloss finish
- Easy to clean
- Available in any colour
- Typical 5 year lifespan