Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

How to paint elevators


Hello,

We have an office building with 3 floors and are looking to repaint our elevator. We've tried calling painting companies for quotes but they are either not interested in taking a "small job" or we were quoted over $3000. We are trying to see if we can take on this project ourselves but need a little help.

Currently, our elevator doors are painted inside and out and throughout the years the paint has chipped and have been scratched.

What kind of paint should we use? What is the process of this project? Any suggestions or advice is very helpful and welcomed!

Thank you!
DIYdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,512
Default

How to paint elevators


No different than painting anything else, we need much more information in order to help. First off ,what is the paint now, oil or latex?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to chrisn For This Useful Post:
ltd (06-04-2012)
Old 06-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Default

How to paint elevators


Hold the brush steady, push the button. Move the brush two inches to the left, hold steady, push the button, repeat to the end. Ha Ha, Had to do that. I sometimes have nothing better to contribute.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jsheridan For This Useful Post:
ltd (06-04-2012)
Old 06-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
Member
 
Mr. Paint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 341
Default

How to paint elevators


We supplied a waterborne, two-componennt polyurethane to some high-rises in downtown San Francisco. This is a tough, abrasion resistant, eco-friendly product that will not lift previous coatings. Look for HP-105 on the following link:
http://www.jfbhartcoatings.com/

Avoid conventional acrylic enamels. They turn to goo from the lanolin in people's hands within weeks. Alkyds, although good, have a residual solvent odor that your patients and other building occupants may find objectionable. Some people don't just object, they swear you are trying to kill them.HP-105 has a low VOC of less than 50 gpl.
This will require normal preparation: cleaning, sanding, etc. It is self-priming on bare metal.
Mr. Paint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 426
Default

How to paint elevators


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsheridan View Post
Hold the brush steady, push the button. Move the brush two inches to the left, hold steady, push the button, repeat to the end. Ha Ha, Had to do that. I sometimes have nothing better to contribute.

I'm a little disappointed in your answer, Joe...it's not typical of you to leave out important details on fine finishing. Obviously for this type of app, the person applying the paint must be aware that he, in order to maintain a proper wet-edge, is gonna have to push the "up", then "down" button - repeatedly - and in rapid succession (and personally, I would've recommended a 2.5" brush).
ric knows paint is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ric knows paint For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (06-05-2012), jsheridan (06-05-2012)
Old 06-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

How to paint elevators


Quote:
Originally Posted by ric knows paint View Post
I'm a little disappointed in your answer, Joe...it's not typical of you to leave out important details on fine finishing. Obviously for this type of app, the person applying the paint must be aware that he, in order to maintain a proper wet-edge, is gonna have to push the "up", then "down" button - repeatedly - and in rapid succession (and personally, I would've recommended a 2.5" brush).
I totally agree. And shouldn't the door be sprayed or rolled using the door open/close and up/down buttons rather than brushed on? And what to do about the combination paint voc's and those created by whoever "cut the cheese" inside? Couldn't I just 40 or 60 grit the surface and glue on vinyl film so I never have to paint again?
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 288
Default

How to paint elevators


Elevators would require an industrial grade product- as suggested, a urethane (especially for the exterior). This would be the most durable solution.
Will22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,512
Default

How to paint elevators


[quote=sdsester;936739]I totally agree. And shouldn't the door be sprayed or rolled using the door open/close and up/down buttons rather than brushed on? And what to do about the combination paint voc's and those created by whoever "cut the cheese" inside? Couldn't I just 40 or 60 grit the surface and glue on vinyl film so I never have to paint again?[/quote]


that will work
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

How to paint elevators


Quote:
Originally Posted by Will22 View Post
Elevators would require an industrial grade product- as suggested, a urethane (especially for the exterior). This would be the most durable solution.
They used the same urethane reinforced paint they used on the basement floors in this building. Looks great so far but it has only been about 8 months.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #10
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 2,455
Default

How to paint elevators


Wow, this thread is leaving me with thoughts of Stevie Tyler and an Aerosmith song.........
Gymschu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
Member
 
Missouri Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Almost Arkansas
Posts: 2,764
Default

How to paint elevators


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsheridan View Post
Hold the brush steady, push the button. Move the brush two inches to the left, hold steady, push the button, repeat to the end. Ha Ha, Had to do that. I sometimes have nothing better to contribute.
__________________
Do you want it your way or the right way?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Missouri Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diy, diy advice, elevator, paint, repair


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick & Dirty Trim Salvage: Spackle to fill Old Chipped Paint? Lovegasoline Painting 13 09-01-2013 12:53 AM
cheap paint in bathroom got mold? mayhem69 Painting 12 05-06-2012 04:46 PM
latex paint on top of oil-based paint nancy-diy Painting 11 03-07-2010 03:02 AM
So many questions where to start?!?!(NEWBIE) painter84 Painting 5 09-15-2008 12:50 PM
Paint will not stick in Bathroom! SGTHetland Painting 9 08-17-2008 11:04 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.