Over 100 years later, a flour company was in need of major restoration in its flour mill. The facilities was showing major signs of aging and degradation on its floors, walls, and ceilings. Their floors displayed numerous areas of eroded concrete, and their walls/ceilings were dull and showing signs of settling with cracking and spalling concrete. TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) was contracted to paint and restore the entire room. Each structure in the room offered a different challenge regarding restoration and coating.
For Floor Restoration
- Grinded surface with hand-held grinders with vacuum attachments to contain dust.
- Repaired severely cracked and eroded areas by restoring to surrounding plane.
- Applied CHEM-RESIST flooring system at 20-25 mils medium grey color with an orange peel finish, per the flour mills manager’s request.
For Walls, Ceilings, and Supports
- Utilized hand tool cleaning to create a suitable surface for adhesion.
- Restored eroded concrete areas with cementitious non-sagging mortar.
- For any steel surfaces, a rust-inhibitive epoxy primer was applied.
- Applied two full coats coating to all walls, ceilings, beams, and supports.
This project demonstrates our staff’s adaptability to restore and coat a variety of structures and surface types. Prior to applying any coatings, we prepare surfaces through a variety of means to ensure our coatings adhere well to your facilities. The CHEM-RESIST system applied to the flooring consists of a 100% solids, low odor epoxy resin. It has chemical resistance and is suitable for light industrial use. The final finish is smooth with an orange peel finish for easy cleaning. For all the other surfaces, a cementitious mortar was used; this application was done prior to the final coatings. The final coatings allow for easy-cleaning, light reflectivity, and substantial durability. The flour mill manager stated after completion, “The room looks much brighter and much cleaner.”