Rope Access Painting: A Quick Guide

Just like all buildings, the facades of high-rise structures are subject to wear and tear, caused by the elements. The highly changeable weather for which Melbourne has earned its reputation can be especially harsh on exteriors; strong winds and spells of heavy rain alternate with scorching heat, all of which can cause outdoor surfaces to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Weather damage, in addition to air pollution, graffiti, and a variety of other unwanted marks, means that the buildings that make up Melbourne’s ever-changing skyline require regular maintenance and retouching.

Industrial abseiling has become the method of choice for property owners and developers wishing to safeguard their investment from the devaluing effects of cosmetic damage and maintain a public profile that is up-to-date and relevant. More and more, people are choosing rope access painting over scaffolding.

In this blog, we break down the reasoning behind this preference to reveal why rope access has overtaken older methods used for industrial painting.

What are the Benefits of Repainting My Building?

Whether it is used as a retail space, residential complex, or office building, the value of your structure depends on its physical appearance. Just as carpets need to be vacuumed, walls repainted, and mildew removed, so the exterior of your building needs regular upkeep to stay attractive and inviting.

Your building’s facade is the face it presents to the world, and as such it is key in shaping the image you want to project to the public. Nothing will devalue your real estate more quickly than a facade that looks dirty, run-down, or outmoded.

How Long Does It Take to Repaint with Rope Access?

The time taken to professionally repaint a building using rope access will depend on the size of the structure, the materials used, the demands of the client, and the skill and size of the painting team. What can be said with certainty though is that repainting using rope access is significantly faster and less costly than other methods, which generally use scaffolding to give painters access to high buildings.

Options that rely on scaffolding have a number of disadvantages. Before repainting can even begin, scaffolding structures have to be designed, stamped for approval, and built, with additional hours required for removal. All of this takes time and money, and with so many moving parts, there is a potential for complications and wrong steps at every stage.

Industrial abseiling is a far simpler and more streamlined process. Our team of highly trained, certified, and experienced technicians work hard to produce outstanding results with unrivalled speed and attention to detail. Click here to get a free quote today or contact one of our team members to discuss your project in detail.

Is Abseiling as Safe as Scaffolding for Painters?

There is a common misconception that industrial abseiling is inherently hazardous compared to other options. The truth is that the security of the setup comes down to the quality of the equipment, the experience of the technicians, and whether sufficient safety measures are put in place and adhered to.

At Max Access, we are serious about the safety of our team, our clients, and the public. We use only state of the art equipment that has been rigorously tested, employ only the most qualified, experienced technicians, and apply maximum safe work methods on every job. 

Our team of experts is approachable and always ready to talk through the specifics of your project. For expert advice on rope access painting and cosmetics or to get a free quote for your project, contact us today by phone or email.

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