Frequently Asked Questions


Have questions about industrial painting, epoxy flooring, concrete polishing, or abrasive blasting? Check out some our frequently asked questions below

Frequently Asked Industrial Painting Questions

Yes. Material, labor, and applicable taxes are included.
In order to fully protect your equipment, floors, and inventory the area must be completely clear throughout the process. We work quickly in order to return the area to service as soon as possible. It may also help to section the project off into several smaller areas in order to isolate the down time.
Depending on the system and the coating we can obtain a manufactures warranty on protective coatings. Collins Industrial Services stands behind all of our installations, if you have an issue give us a call and we will find a remedy. However, due to so many environmental conditions that are unknown we cannot give a warranty.
In a typical machine shop you can expect 10-15 years. Longevity of any coatings depends on several factors. Mostly, how clean or dirty is the area. The more oil and debris in the air the faster the coating will be stained. There are a multitude of coatings options available in order to minimize the amount of staining in your particular environment. In a typical machine shop you can expect 10-15 years.
Yes. Square footage is the most common. The larger the square footage the lower the square foot price will typically be.
Yes. Many offices and businesses choose an industrial look, with exposed metal decking and similar features. While we don’t specialize in painting commercial spaces many of the applications are identical to industrial spaces.
You are the biggest accelerator. A little preparation on your part can make all the difference. The more the area can cleared out of inventory and equipment the faster we can work. Also, having maintenance personnel on site and ready to help hook up compressed air connections, electrical if needed, move inventory and equipment etc. the faster we can get started and return the area to service.
At Collins Industrial Services we almost exclusively use waterborne or 100% solids coatings. The advantage being that we can work in close quarters with your employees without anyone being irritated by odors or needing to wear VOC respirators. Low VOC products are also much more environmentally friendly and easier to get passed through your corporate EHS department.
Safety and security standards are something Collins Industrial Services is very familiar with. We would be happy to complete any training prior to job start up that may be required at your facility.
Any surface can be coated: Steel, glass, tile flooring, concrete, brick, wood; if it can be kept clean and dry long enough to apply a coating there is a coating available that will adhere.
Throughout the entire Midwest, centrally located in Fort Wayne, IN

Frequently Asked Epoxy Flooring Questions

Epoxy coatings have a greater range of functions. There are coatings that are slip resistant, oil tolerant, chemical tolerant, scratch resistant etc. Coatings are just that, coatings that attach to your floor via mechanical adhesion. Even the best coating will eventually wear out or fail. Concrete Polishing a permanent is the process of polishing your concrete without the use of any coating in order to improve appearance, reduce dusting, remove any trip hazards and increase light reflectivity and impact strength.
Epoxy coatings have a greater range of functions. There are coatings that are slip resistant, oil tolerant, chemical tolerant, scratch resistant etc.
Yes, we recently started to apply epoxy floors residentially in addition to our industrial application. One benefit to using an industrial contractor in a residential setting is that we use industrial coatings. Our preparation and coating applications have to stand up to heavy industry, so your car and lawn mower will be no match.
We specialize in industrial applications. However, epoxy and urethane coatings are becoming more popular in commercial settings, offices and homes.
It is all dependant on the size. At minimum it will take 2 days, most applications call for two coats. This means that with dry times of 12-24 hours your application will take a minimum 2 days until it can be returned to service.
That depends on the square footage of the project and the necessary coatings. Oil and moisture tolerant epoxies are more expensive so the application price must increase. Please feel free to call our office, with a little information about your project we can give you a good ballpark to put into your budget. We would also be happy to come out and take a look to provide you with a free quote.
Absolutely, we are very accustomed to entering high security areas with sensitive equipment and R&D.
We complete projects as small as 2,000 sq ft or as large as 100,000+ sq ft. It mostly depends on how many square feet you can free up for us to coat. Typically, in manufacturing, the entire plant cannot be shutdown in order to coat the floors. Therefore we see a lot of projects that are pieced together 5,000-20,000 square feet at a time.
Yes, in an outdoor setting a topcoat of urethane will be applied. Epoxy coatings are not very tolerant of UV radiation. Without a tolerant urethane topcoat the epoxy will breakdown and/or discolor in the sunlight.
It all depends on the application. In a aisle way with foot traffic you can expect 10 years or better; in extremely rough and high traffic areas a coating may wear out in as little as 2 years. We have coatings in our offices that are over 10 years old, we finally recoated them simply to change the color. In manufacturing settings it all depends on how hard the coatings are abused.
We are based out of Indiana so traveling across the Eastern and Central time zones is not a problem. We currently have customers in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Alabama.

Frequently Asked Concrete Polishing Questions

Coatings are just that, coatings that attach to your floor via mechanical adhesion. Even the best coating will eventually wear out or fail. Concrete Polishing a permanent is the process of polishing your concrete without the use of any coating in order to improve appearance, reduce dusting, remove any trip hazards and increase light reflectivity and impact strength.
No, big box stores do not have polished floors in the true definition. Concrete polishing is a system that removes the top layer of concrete exposing the aggregate, a Lithium Silicate Densifier is then applied to increase impact strength and then the floor is polished. Concrete polishing is a 9 set process when done properly, the big box stores only have the last 3 steps done in their facilities. You floor will not look like Lowes, it will look better.
Safety and security standards are something Collins Industrial Services is very familiar with. We would be happy to complete any training prior to job start up that may be required at your facility.
We have several flooring crews, depending on the size of the work area and the turnaround time we can tailor a crew to best suit your needs.
Essentially, for the life of your building. There are no coatings to fail or wear out. With concrete polishing you are changing the physical properties of the concrete surface in order to get more durability and light reflectivity out of our floor.
Duration depends on the quality of the concrete, whether or not there is a sealer or epoxy already installed and hardness of concrete. A single installer can typically polish 1,000-3,000 square feet per day depending on variables.
Costs vary considerably, there are many factors that make up a square footage price. Total square footage, quality of concrete, ease of access, hardness of concrete, and moisture content just to name a few. We would be happy to give you a few quote, or simply a ballpark estimate for budgeting.
Throughout the entire Midwest, centrally located in Fort Wayne, IN

Frequently Asked Abrasive Blasting Questions

Metal, wood, plastics, concrete and many others. There is an appropriate blasting media for almost any material.

Coal slag, garnet, glass and aluminum oxide are great for blasting coatings or rust from metal.

Dry Ice is used to remove mold, clean electrical components, remove peeling coatings from any surface and remove soot from fire damage.

Corn cob or walnut husk is used similarly to dry ice, light blasting of surfaces you don't want damaged by a more aggressive media

Dry ice blasting is much like other forms of blasting with the exception that high density dry ice pellets are used as the media.

There is no media to clean up, with dry ice blasting the rice pellets return to a gas on contact with the surface.

Dry Ice is dry, therefore it will not damage electrical components.

No, oil thickens when cooled, therefore when it is dry ice blasted in thickens and simply get pushed around on the surface

No, we are a maintenance coating company. We are set up to come to you.

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At Collins Industrial Services, we understand that an industrial job takes a little more time and experience than your average company.

That’s why we offer a complete range of industrial services that will add a little color and sheen to your machinery, storage or work space.

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6675 E US Highway 33
Churubusco, IN 46723-9559
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