Project Spotlight: Painting and Coating the Angels Gate Lighthouse

Friday, December 05, 2014

In September 2011, Cor-Ray began a 7 month project painting and coating the Angels Gate Lighthouse. This was a major project that brought many unique challenges. Cor-Ray was the contractor in California chosen by the Calbrillo Beach Boosters to face these obstacles. The project was expertly handled in a timely and professional manner, and was completed in April 2012.

Work Completed

The exterior of the steel structures was blasted, and epoxy prime and intermediate coatings were applied, with a polyurethane finish. The stucco exterior and lantern gallery were also prepped and had several coatings applied, with a two coat acrylic finish.  The steel structures on the interior needed attention in several places, and were blasted, epoxy primed, rehabilitated, welded, and coatings were applied.

Challenges Faced

The Angels Gate Lighthouse posed several unique challenges, which Cor-Ray skillfully adapted to and tackled. First, Cor-Ray had to control and contain existing lead based paint. Also, the known structural details of the lighthouse couldn't fully be prepared for beforehand, due to the age of the structure. These issues were exaggerated by the difficult weather conditions, limited work and storage area at the site, and awkward vertical design of the lighthouse. Cor-Ray responded to the unexpected, and managed to still complete the job skillfully and in a timely manner.

Cor-Ray is a contractor in California that specializes in industrial painting and coating projects, such as the work featured here on the Angels Gate Lighthouse. If you have a similar project, or need one of a variety of services we offer, contact the experts at Cor-Ray here

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