ACOUSTIC TILE RESTORATION
Benefits of using SDI to restore your acoustic ceiling:
SDI uses an exclusive water-based coating that no other company on the West Coast has access to. Nine out of ten times, we find that other painting companies use regular oil-based paints to paint acoustic ceilings and have no idea about the damage they are causing to your ceiling. Acoustic ceiling tiles are fire retardant and have a sponge like structure with millions of tiny pores that are responsible for their acoustic properties which soak up sounds and minimize echoes in large sales floors. When regular oil-based paints are used, they ruin the fire retardant properties of the tiles. Along with this, the oil-based paint clogs up the pores of the acoustic tiles, resulting in a huge loss of their acoustic properties. Additionally, any overspray from oil based paint is almost impossible to remove and results in ruined surfaces.
Our exclusive water-based coating is superior to regular oil-based paints. Our coating has been tested and certified by UL Laboratories, which means that our coating is certified fire retardant. This ensures that your acoustic tiles remain completely fire retardant, unlike oil-based paint. On top of this, our coating does not alter the acoustic properties of your acoustic tiles at all, something that is impossible to achieve with oil-based paints. Additionally, our water-based coating is easily removed with water. Any overspray is easily wiped off with a wet rag. Finally, our coating ‘dry-falls’, meaning that overspray dries mid-air before falling to the ground. This dry-fall is essentially just dust, and is easily swept up and thrown away. For these reasons, companies continue to choose us over other painting companies to restore their acoustic ceilings. Below are the steps in properly painting an acoustic ceiling.
- All sprinklers heads, cameras, signage, and lights are masked with paper or plastic masking. All gondolas, displays, tables, checkout stands, etc are masked with plastic sheeting. All walls and floors are masked with plastic sheeting. All plastic is glued together to ensure the spray area is completely enclosed. All air registers and tiles surrounding them are thoroughly dusted. We then spray an even coat of our white coating onto the ceiling with an airless sprayer, which provides a perfectly even and flat finish. After the entire ceiling is coated, we then remove all masking and dispose of it. The entire sales floor is then swept and any overspray or dust is cleaned up. The result is a clean sales floor and a brand new appearance of the acoustic ceiling.