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A TANK of a project! Repainting an ammonia tank in just 4 DAYS!

We repainted a large ammonia tank in less than a week!

Our crews had to suit up for this project at a combined-cycle plant in North Weymouth, MA! Painting the inside of an ammonia tank can be challenging. You need plenty of safety personnel on site, plus the air must be tested for ammonia levels before entering. This can lead to delays if levels are too high. With lots of planning and safety training, re:fab was able to get this tank painted inside and out, in just 4 days!

 

Painting the inside of the tank is important because the paint protects the tank from highly concentrated ammonia damage. We had to ensure that the paint we used worked under this kind of pressure. That’s why we went with RD Coatings USA.

We used RD-Elastometal and RD-Monoguard Coatings. These two working as a team together help keep the tank safe from the ammonia, and the ammonia safe from rust and paint. When repainting a tank, you have to use specialty coatings in order to keep everyone, and the tank, safe. The ammonia can eat up at the paint and the tank causing rust, leaks and holes, making an unsafe environment for all.

At the beginning of this project, we had to prep and prime the exterior tank chime area and roof. Once we were able to enter the tank with full face respirators, while closely monitoring air quality, we prepared the interstitial space for coating. We completed a full cleaning with solvent wipes and hand-grinded roughly 100lbs of surface rust. We spot primed the heaviest rusted areas with a rust converter primer and applied the two-component urethane coatings mentioned above on the walls up to 4ft in elevation.

 

This project was complex, however we delivered! Repainting any kind of tank has more than the normal challenges to it. You need to be able to change your timeline on the fly to keep your crew and everyone safe!

re:fab has been painting all over New England for over 30 years! From tanks like this, apartment complexes, storage units, retail complexes, factories and so much more, re:fab has and can paint it all!

This job was a challenge, but a success in the end! Does your industrial property or tanks need some repainting? If you’re looking for commercial, industrial or even residential painting, call or click here to get your free quote today!

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Drywall + Carpentry


Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting