Below is just a small sampling of the painting and coating services that Bowles offers. Of course most of the painting and coating projects are done on-site for your convenience and practicality.
WAREHOUSE / PLANT / FACTORY
FLOOR STRIPING & FLOOR COATINGS
Properly and Professionally Striping and/or Coating your Floors is our Specialty.
It’s what we do most, what we do best and what we like doing!
We are this Country’s Regional Experts for this Process . . .
- Warehouse Striping
- Parking Lot Striping
- Line Removal
- Safety walkways
- OSHA StripingP
Warehouse Floor Striping
Industrial line marking or Floor Striping is a dual purpose product and process used in distribution centers, plants, factories and warehouses.
First, it is used to improve storage efficiency by clearly designating areas.
Second, it is used for safety in the demarcation for pedestrian access routes, forklift truck aisles and no-go-zones – all critical guides to separation without complete restriction.
Bowles Electrostatic Painting, has been the leader in floor marking and striping processes, procedures and technology – by following strict standards for concrete preparation, floor coating materials and application methods.
Concrete preparation is central to achieving durability.
Our Clients are able to have mechanical preparation carried out by shot blasting, grinding or shaving. These methods remove the smooth and/or old surface of a concrete floor, which in turn creates alternate levels of performance.
Similar to preparing and treating wood before painting. The better prepared the surface is – the longer the coating will last.
Some of our Clients are unable to prepare their floor surfaces due to contractual restrictions. Bowles Electrostatic Painting has several floor marking products which perform well without preparation. With the correct preparation management, these possibilities will work very effectively.
Bowles Electrostatic Painting will utilize all types of paint formulas and chemical mixes to ensure every floor type, usage and state guideline and restriction is addressed. Typical types include solvent free epoxy, solvent based epoxy, acrylic, polyurethane, polyaspartic and chlorinated rubber.
Bowles Electrostatic Painting Services and floor marking projects are among the biggest projects managed and applied, anywhere in this region of the Country.
The vast scale and quantity require the most professional and organized approach possible, which is why we present every project in stages.
This allows us to establish a schedule for the customer to use in pre-planning for our installation and application progress.
If the project is particularly complex and requires a project manager – they will visit the site prior to the application or installation to assist with planning and preparation.
All of the Bowles Electrostatic Painting application and installation personnel are trained and insured to carry out all projects for all of our client’s sites.
Throughout the warehouse and distribution industry, Bowles Electrostatic Painting Services haa provided floor coatings for new and existing facilities.
Our clients use coatings as a protective system or as a repair technique.
The Bowles Electrostatic Painting methods are durable, resistant to oil and chemical spills, not to mention acid damage caused by forklift truck battery leaks or other abrasive substances.
All high performance industrial coating systems must be applied over a prepared surface.
Bowles Electrostatic Painting Services utilizes special concrete preparation equipment to remove the toxic or old surface – which may have become contaminated over time or it could be brand new with an extremely smooth surface.
A vast array of colors are available. Sometimes our clients want a custom mix. Many of our customers will choose a light grey color for warehouse floors and a dark red floor color coatings in food preparation areas.
Because of the materials we use, we are able to apply striping and other markings to the new coatings with exceptional performance.
Various designs of markings can be achieved, including:
• Staging lanes
• Hatch areas
• Walking men stencils
• Fire exits
• Storage lanes
• Dock bays
• Pedestrian walkways
Our project management team handles all coating projects and they are always careful to plan an installation with particular attention to the customers operational schedules and needs.
In new facilities, the operation is usually unaffected as it is not yet functioning, however in existing warehouses and distribution centers, downtime costs money.
The project teams will present drawings with areas identified as ‘per-day’ work, allowing the customer to prioritize and schedule areas for a sequence.
The installation teams ability to work to the floor coatings schedule and to adapt at the last minute makes Bowles Electrostatic Painting one of the most contractors for such a project. Their constant communication with the project teams and customers ensure everyone is up-to-date and able to respond to changes.
OSHA Floor Striping Guidelines:
OSHA Floor Striping Standards . . . don’t exist . . . Guidelines do.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide guidelines on how organizations can help improve the health and safety in warehouse and distribution centers.
Warehouse floor striping allows companies to mark and identify aisles and passageways to be kept clear for safe operational workings and in the event of an emergency.
Bowles Electrostatic Painting will work diligently with companies and the OSHA guidelines to design and apply the most appropriate and necessary markings.