Colour Coding on a construction site

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What is it they say in the army?…. “If it moves, salute it…if it doesn’t, paint it!!”  Just lately we have had a couple of interesting jobs for a local building company. They needed some air vents covers & a 3m high galvanised metal posted Colour Coding on a construction site to match the house fittings! At Attention to Detail we paint all sorts of things, not just cars!!!

Colour Coding on a construction site
Standard air vent colour coded insitu to match house fittings
3m galvanised steel pillar
3m Galvanised stell post

The steel post had a galvanised coating to protect it. Paint will not stick to this very well & so it would have to be stripped away first with a special solution.

chemical reaction
Chemical reaction taking place…zinc galvanise coating, turning black

Once that chemical reaction has finished & been washed clean the surface was ready for etch priming.

painting post on construction site
Etch primered

While several good coats of primer were drying I could mix up the colour. A lot of things around the home & on buildings are painted a huge range of colours. More often than not a good match can be found using the RAL colour scheme. A few years ago I was able to create a small touch-up pot of paint for a lady who had scratched some furniture. She had managed to get a RAL colour code from the manufactures!!

Colour Coding on a construction site
All finished in the matching RAL colour

It’s nice to do something a little different every so often. These colour coded items around the property looked so much better than the original standard… another job jobbed!!

If you have anything that needs painting or colour coding…..

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