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Northern Painters' team of extensively trained craftspeople are experienced in a complete range of interior and exterior applications techniques, including a wide variety of Specialty Services. The high level of skill and expertise allow Northern's Team to provide clients with a comprehensive "one-stop-shop" solution for all of their painting needs.
Depending on the type and location of the surface, Northern Painters utilises various application techniques to provide a high quality finish. Whether it's brush & roll or HVLP spray, our craftspeople are trained in the latest technologies and application methods. Of course, the key to any successful paint job is surface preparation; once again the extensive training of our painters ensures that adequate preparation appropriate for the type of surface and coatings to be applied, is executed properly.
The art of hanging wallpaper is one that is mastered through extensive training and experience. With the professional training provided at the Ontario Industrial Finishing & Skills Centre, Northern Painters' craftspeople have the expertise required for the removal and installation of wallcoverings- from commercial vinyl to heritage reproduction wallpapers – and everything in between.
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Often times the removal of graffiti requires the use of specialty equipment. Northern Painters has the technology to remove the graffiti, the technological knowledge to offer the most recent anti-graffiti coatings as a deterrent, and the highly trained painting technicians to make sure the job is done properly and safely. Northern's experience in Graffiti Removal includes structures such as bridges and water towers, commercial and institutional buildings, park and playground equipment, and signage and specialty plaques.
Epoxy floor systems range from coatings that can be applied with a roller or squeegee, to those that are trowelled down onto the substrate. Key to the successful adhesion and long term durability of any epoxy system is surface preparation. If the floor is not properly abraded, the coating will not adhere and will ultimately fail. Northern Painters' team of professionally trained and highly skilled epoxy technicians have the experience and expertise required to ensure the job is executed successfully and safely.Northern has installed a range of flooring systems including Fluid Applied, 100% Solids coatings, Trowel-down or Broadcast Quartz Systems with Integrated Cove Base, and Static-Dissipative Epoxy Systems.
Electrostatic Painting is an application technique whereby a special type of spray machine infuses the paint with an electrical charge, magnetising it, so that it wraps itself around the metal surface. There are many advantages of this type of application over other types of paint spray applications: a superior finish with no runs, drips, brush or roller marks, and keeping over spray to a minimum. The painting technicians at Northern Painters have been trained in the use of electrostatic technology, and possess the specialty skills required for this application. Our Electrostatic Painting Service include: Filing & Storage Cabinets, School & Storage Lockers, Washroom partitions, Metal siding, Pipes, Pumps and Machinery.
Whether they're in a gymnasium, garage complex, or a manufacturing plant, floor lines and markings can direct traffic flow, enhance health and safety and facilitate play. Northern Painters' painting technicians are trained in the proper surface preparation and application techniques to ensure a long-lasting result, resilient to wear and abrasion. Some of our Floor Lines & Markings Services include: Sports Courts & Logos, Mouse Lines, Designated Walkways & Pedestrian Traffic markings.
Parking lot markings, whether in a large public parking lot, or in the Shipping & Receiving area of a private facility, can direct traffic flow and promote safety. Because these markings are normally applied in a high traffic area, Northern Painters works with the customer to ensure minimal disruption of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and to maximize safety, throughout the duration of the project. Our LinePainting Technicians are professionally trained on the use of specialized line marking equipment which facilitates clean, straight and accurate lines and markings. Our Parking Lot Lines & Markings Services include: Parking Space lines, Wheelchair Parking symbols, No Parking symbols, Directional Arrows, Safety Bollards & Curbs.
Northern Painters' craftspeople are trained and experienced in the use of wood stains and wood dyes, as well as acrylic, alkyd, urethane and lacquer finishes. Their knowledge and expertise provides the highest quality results when finishing new woodwork, or refinishing existing wood.
A key part to every successful painting project is surface preparation. Sometimes this involves more than sanding and cleaning. When your plaster and drywall surfaces are damaged, Northern Painters' highly skilled craftspeople have the training and experience necessary to repair these surfaces, and make them look like new again.
Intumescent or Fire Rated coatings are designed to create a barrier between a potential fire and the structure of a building, providing additional protection against fire damage. Northern's coatings technicians are approved applicators of a wide variety of different types of intumescent finishes for structural steel assemblies. Our skilled technicians are also versatile in the application of fire rated coatings for wood finishing.
When replacing your old ceiling tiles is not in the budget, Northern Painters can make your existing tiles look like new again. Our professionally trained craftspeople can accomplish this without changing the flame spread rating of the tile,by using coatings specifically designed for tile restoration.
Degreasing and restoring operating machinery requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the types of finishes originally applied by the equipment's manufacturer. The logistics of managing a cleaning project while machines are in production, also requires a high level of flexibility and productivity. Northern Painters' team of trained and experienced craftspeople use environmentally friendly cleaning solutions to remove built up debris, grease and dirt, and then apply appropriately compatible coatings to restore the machinery to its original lustre. And it's all completed with minimal downtime and disruption, allowing our customers' production to stay on schedule.
It's impossible to know what a pipe contains, or the hazards it presents, from its external appearance. Colour coding and labelling is one of the most effective ways of quickly communicating the general type of material contained in the pipe, and its potential hazards. Northern Painters` Pipe Marking Technicians are trained in ASTM pipe identification standards. From colour coding to applying directional arrows and labels, Northern`s team has the knowledge and expertise required to help companies comply with their industry`s standards.
Several types of surface preparation methods are used to clean and prepare a surface prior to the application of a coating. The two most commonly used methods are Ultra-High Pressure Water Blasting, using just water, and Abrasive Blasting, using a large amount of blast medium. The type of blast medium used is dependent upon various factors, including the substrate to be cleaned, as well as environmental considerations. Northern Painters` Blasting Technicians are specifically trained and experienced in the safe and proper use of blasting equipment, as well as the use and disposal of a wide variety of abrasive blast media.
The use of the correct preparation method is critical to the success of the finished surface. This is especially true of flooring systems where the coatings are exposed to high levels of traffic and wear. Shot Blasting and Diamond Grinding are the most common methods of floor preparation, and Northern Painter`s team of skilled Floor Installation Technicians are extensively trained in the safe and effective use of these technologies.
Caulking is used to provide protection from the intrusion of moisture or air into a structure. These sealants are deigned to adhere to specific substrates, as well as expand and contract to allow movement in the joint without rupture, and are commonly used in control joints and in any transition between different substrates. Northern Painters` Caulking Technicians have the training and experience necessary to ensure the caulking is applied properly so that it functions as it is designed to do, and neatly, leaving clean lines and a finished appearance.