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Industrial Painting

Painting is a simple way to refresh any industrial space suffering from old, flaking paint or damage caused by smoke and fire.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has the experience and ability to not only assess your situation, but also offer cost-effective services and alternatives to ensure your industrial painting project is completed properly and on-time.

Industrial Paint Preparation & Painting Process

Whether the decision to paint your facility is the result of aged and flaking paint, corrosion, or fire damage, our thorough process will ensure a long-lasting finish.

Step 1: Surface Cleaning

The industrial painting process begins with an analysis of the surface for irregularities or problematic surface features. Based on this, appropriate measures to prepare the surface will be recommended to ensure the best final product is achieved.

All surfaces must first be cleaned of any loose debris, chipped paint, dirt, grime, and potential damage and deterioration for proper adhesion of paint. Proper surface preparation is essential to the success and durability of each project. The process is assessed by professionals and can vary based on each individual job.

 

Step 2: Priming Surface

Prior to surface preparation, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting ensures that surrounding areas are protected from overspray by carefully masking off all areas.
Depending on the base material, a sealant will need to be sprayed in order to protect the surface. Protective coatings offer a decorative appeal but are primarily applied to protect the surface providing a firm bond between the substrate and finish coat. This process is extremely important to extend the life of metal equipment and surfaces by protecting it from rust and corrosion.

 

Step 3: High-Volume Spray Painting

With team members, scaffolding, and blasting equipment already onsite and in place, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting can then paint the freshly prepared surface in a timely manner. Painting the prepared surface immediately avoids any potential for the newly exposed area to be contaminated ensuring optimal paint adhering. The need for additional professionals is also reduced saving your project time and money.

Spray painting works by combining the paint with air and converting the paint to tiny droplets and accelerating these out a nozzle. This allows for a quick and sleek process. To guarantee no spots are missed, a brush or roller technique may be used where required.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting brings years of blasting experience to each industrial painting project with the understanding and expectation that no two work surfaces are alike.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Condominium Fire Restoration

Condo fire damage quickly spreads to nearby units as well as the building exterior, displacing residents from their homes until the building can be safely restored. That’s why a restoration company called the professionals at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting after a Toronto condo building experienced serious fire damage.

Case Study: Historical Restoration and Preservation of the Kissing Bridge

Many tourists from different parts of the world come to visit Waterloo to experience the scenic beauty of the Covered Bridge. The professionals at Wickens were called in to perform dry Ice blasting, ensuring the bridge retains its pleasing interior. Thanks to dry ice blasting, cleaning this historical structure no longer carries the threat of damage it once did.

Case Study: Fire Restoration in a Subway Restaurant

When a fire leaves a business unable to function, it’s crucial to call in the experts to restore the damaged areas and get back to serving customers as quickly as possible. That’s why a restoration company called the professionals at Wickens after a Subway restaurant in Burlington experienced serious fire damage.

Case Study: Via Rail Fire Restoration & Prevention

Via Rail connects Canada from coast to coast—so it’s crucial to keep trains running safely and efficiently. After an incident involving an exhaust vent that caught fire, Via Rail called in the professionals at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting to restore the area and provide preventive cleaning to avoid similar issues in the future.

Case Study: Mould Removal from Hamilton Townhouses

The Municipality of Hamilton, Ontario faced a nightmare situation when mould was found in the attics of 90 residential townhouses. Wickens completed the three-month mould remediation project on time, under budget, and with very little disruption to the tenants.

Case Study: Using Dry Ice Blasting to Clean the Canadian Plaza Canopy in Niagara

On the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge, visitors are greeted by the Canadian Plaza, which consists of a main administration building for processing arrivals. Wickens used dry ice blasting to clean the wooden structure without disrupting the high volumes of visitor traffic.

Case Study: Mould Remediation at a St. Catharines Ice Arena

Managers of an ice arena in St. Catharine’s, Ontario discovered significant mould growth on the ceiling of the building. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to clean the mould residue and mould spores from the ceiling and support structures within two weeks.

Case Study: Removing Lead Paint from a Historic Lighthouse in Niagara

Marking the entrance to the Niagara River is a lighthouse that once guided boats and ships arriving via Lake Ontario. Recently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided it was necessary to refurbish the lighthouse and remove the lead paint that had been applied years ago before federal regulations came into effect.

Case Study: Saving a Building Project from Mould

For builders in Northern Ontario, winter came all too quickly while constructing a luxury condo building. With snow and wet conditions, mould developed on the building materials and spread throughout the building. Wickens quickly mobilized a team of trained technicians to begin the mould remediation process.

Case Study: Removing Asbestos from an Office Building

A three-story office building in South Western Ontario had areas of exposed brick on all levels that had been painted with asbestos-containing paint. With extensive experience, specialized processes, and trained technicians, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to safely and quickly remove the asbestos.

Testimonials

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie

Cascades

I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West

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