What The Client Wanted
A new customer approached us for our off site tile respray services. They required 933 ceiling tiles to be removed from site and shipped to us in order for us to respray them in RAL 9010. This was a two week job based on our normal working hours but the deadline was one week.
This required us to work late and through the night with us also having to allocate additional labour in order to meet the client’s deadline.
What We Did
The initial obstacle we had to over come was removing and storing the individual insulation of each tile which doubled the space required for storage, however this was not an issue as we have completed many big jobs like this and know how to handle them.
In most cases we would use airless spraying onsite, but as these tiles were perforated, the holes would then become blocked by the paint (as airless is a thicker paint) therefore negating the purpose of the perforated tiles. This was a job for our spray booth. Our spray booth utilises a compressor, which uses a far thinner paint, generating a higher standard finish than what airless spraying would, plus it also comes with a 10 year guarantee.
We evaluated the amount of work in order to maximise the amount of tiles we could fit in the booth at one time, this was essential for a several reasons including the layout of the booth in order to use all the space and get as many done as possible per booth load.
Once the tiles had been sprayed and baked in the booth, even though were touch dry, they weren’t as yet safe to be packed, wrapped and placed on a pallet ready for shipping. This was because the paint is still prone to scuffs and damage for up to 24 hours. Storage was of the upmost importance here as the tiles had to be strategically placed as this was all being dealt with in a fully operational warehouse.
Once the tiles were deemed fit for shipping the process could start again until completion.
We completed the job on time and on budget leaving a very happy client.
The Client’s Feedback
“Great finish on our tiles, has brightened up the entire office space. Very quick turnaround time considering the abound of panels”