The Spotless Painting team have embarked on a project that will give a new lease of life to the steel arches that sit high above Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
Spotless’ 5 year Painting contract at Etihad Stadium will see a team of painters qualified in industrial twin-rope access abseiling up and down the steel arches that crown the stadium.
The Etihad steel work is constantly exposed to sun, wind, rain and salty air. The steel arches had begun to show signs of age, with rust and corrosion affecting parts of the structure.
The painting program will see the steel structure completely repainted and revitalised. After smoothing over and touching up areas with significant rust and corrosion, the painting team will apply a primer to the affected areas then a full undercoat and two top coats of paint to the structure. A total of 6,200 litres of paint will be used over the course of the contract.
The paint job will be maintained with annual maintenance services consisting of washing and sectional painting of the structure as required over the five year period.
Etihad Stadium opened to the public in March 2000 and the Spotless painting program will not only improve the overall aesthetics of the stadium but ensure against future rust and corrosion.
Qualified heights painters scale the structure and smooth over areas with significant rust and corrosion using a Pneumatic Bristle Blaster Grinder.
Spot primer is applied to sections of the arches that require special attention before a full undercoat is applied to the structure.
Two top coats are applied to the full length of the structure. A Dry Film Thickness Gauge is used to ensure that the optimal amount of paint is applied.
About Spotless Painting
Over the past 30 years, Spotless has developed a commercial painting and maintenance approach that focuses on providing clients with high quality work at an affordable price. Our commercial painting expertise spans internal and external painting, heritage painting, specialised coatings, graffiti removal, colour consultancy, specialised access painting and paint maintenance agreements that include a very attractive spread of payments.
The painting contract expands on Spotless’ existing relationship with Etihad Stadium, where we provide cleaning and waste management services throughout the year.