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Curtain Wall Spraying


Vanda Coatings offers a curtain walling spraying service throughout the UK. The new coating will not only give a new appearance to the building it will also prolong the life expectancy of the framework, protecting against corrosion.

Curtain wall sections are a popular architectural feature on building facades. Normally made of powder coated aluminium, it allows daylight into main areas of office buildings like foyers.

The original powder coating finish can eventually start to break down and fade. This is where Vanda’s spraying specialists can help.

 

Benefits of Curtain Wall Spraying

  • No disruption to the business
  • Proven durable coatings - with a guarantee
  • Provide extra protection the curtain wall sections
  • Colour changes to improve building appearance
  • Gives curtain wall sections a new lease of life
  • Re-uses existing materials rather than expensive replacement

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What is Curtain Wall Spraying?

Curtain Wall Spraying is a service that is carried out on site at building premises. The spray method is used to apply decorative and protective coatings as part of a maintenance, rebrand or refurbishment project.

The Curtain Wall Spraying Process

Curtain walling usually covers a large area of a commercial building, so it is sometimes best to divide it up into sections and complete one section at a time.

This entails good organisational skills and our team leaders are experienced in working on very large projects whilst communicating with project managers and all other trades.

Whether a section is re-sprayed one at a time or a whole façade is prepared before the final coating is applied, the order or work is usually the same.

Preparation is an extremely important part of any re-coating process. The original coating on the metal framework will need to be rubbed down first until the substrate is flat and free of blemishes and contaminates.

Abrading has the added advantage of keying the surface, so that the next layer stays on.

The amount of abrading depends on how the framework was originally treated and the condition it is in. The aluminium frame of the curtain walling may have been anodised which creates an extremely hard finish and will take more time to sand it down than other treatments.

If the paint is in a bad condition, then this will also affect the abrading time.

Our Vanda operatives will take the time to prepare the metal thoroughly in order to prevent premature paint failure.

The edges of flaking paint will be feathered out, so the surface is level ready for the subsequent coatings to be spray applied.

After any grime and dust resulting from the sanding down and feathering has been cleaned off, the glass panels and surrounds including brickwork are masked up to prevent overspray from getting on to them.

Bond coat and or primer will then be spray applied to the curtain walling and once this has dried, the final specialist topcoats will be sprayed on.

When spray applying paint, the method used could be electrostatic or HVLP depending on the size and type of the curtain walling. We have access to a variety of trade specific coatings.

Painting curtain walling and the necessary preparation means our specialists have to work at height and all Vanda employees are highly experienced in these types of projects.

A façade may need to be scaffolded out and every Vanda operative has an IPAF and PASMA certificate, so they are able to use MEWPs and towers to reach all the high metalwork.

All our employees have CSCS cards to and are experienced in working safely on all types of sites

Construction is an expensive business, so anything that reduces the need to replace architectural elements in a building is a good investment.

Unfortunately, any metal and paint coating within a property can breakdown, if it is not protected from the environment. However, if metal is in good condition and sealed with a good quality coating that remains intact, it will prevent any further damage.

Curtain walling frames are normally been powder coated when they are manufactured. This layer inevitably fails over time and the paint coating begins to break down.

If this paint breaks down is left, the substrate can deteriorate.

The first stages of corrosion can be repaired by our teams and our estimators will be able to assess what needs to be done when it comes to restoring curtain walling.

It may just be a case of some filling before preparing then recoating or if the metalwork is in very good condition then the straightforward stages of re-spraying curtain walling can be followed without repair work beforehand.

There is a sophisticated range of anti-corrosive coatings available for curtain walling in order to stop damp from seeping in.

Some are designed to withstand ultraviolet light and changes in temperature and a huge range of colours can be used.

Vanda Coatings can match any RAL or BS colour, so if you want to update the image of your company, we can help.

If you are a property owner trying to sell or rent out a property, a stylish looking exterior is much more likely to entice buyers or tenants.

You may be a new occupant wanting to re-brand. Whatever the aims for your commercial building, curtain walling can be recoated quickly and easily by our specialist without disrupting the business inside the building.

The resulting finish will make curtain walling look like new and the substrate will be protected for years to come.

If you would like to discuss coating solutions or curtain wall spraying requirements, please contact us.