Exposed Ceiling Coatings for Your Southern California Steel Structure

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Over the past couple of years, exposed ceilings in steel structures have been popping up all over the place, whether it’s an industrial space or a coffee shop. Exposed bar joist ceilings give a clean, updated look while also creating an expansive effect. If you do not yet have exposed ceilings but are considering it, or if you already have exposed ceilings that need a coating update, there are many benefits other than simply keeping up with the trend.


  • Painted exposed ceilings can brighten the area in conjunction with proper lighting. This can increase employee safety, save energy and reduce electric bills.
  • If your steel structure is in a moist environment, such as an indoor swimming pool, or a plant that works with harsh chemicals, coating your exposed ceiling can protect against corrosion.
  • If your facility is dirty or smoke-damaged, it can be cleaned with dry ice blasting or sponge blasting as proper surface preparation before a coating is in place.

Types of Facilities with Exposed Ceilings
Any building could benefit from coated bar joist ceilings, but here are a few common examples.

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Factories
  • Schools
  • Retail Stores
  • Churches
  • Food Processing Facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Fitness Centers
  • Airports
  • Car Dealerships

If your ceiling is already exposed but needs a new coating update, make sure that the old coating is properly removed and the surface has been prepared so that paint chips do not fall down into your facility. Falling paint chips can especially be a problem for those in the food industry.

Coating your exposed ceiling can create a more beautiful atmosphere while also providing protection for your building and your employees. Cor-Ray Painting Company is experienced with surface preparation, painting and coating in the Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Norwalk, Los Angeles, La Miranda, Pico Rivera, and Whittier areas. Please call (562) 906-9770 or take a look at their services.

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