Bespoke Paintbrush Washing Area

The logistics team at Wood Wharf noticed that there was a considerable need for suitable paintbrush washing facilities as the project reached fit out. However, the only washout stations on the market were small and not suitable for a project this size.

In response to the need, the team have designed and built three stations which have been allocated around site. The stations contain three sinks, are connected to the water mains, and work as follows:

  • Trade contractors can wash water born brushes, rollers and spray gun units in this unit
  • Before the base of this unit is full of water, the onsite logistics contractor will close the station off and stir a product called Uni-Coag into the contaminated water which will separate the paint from the water. This leaves clean water at the top and paint at the bottom of the unit, allowing them to be disposed of separately
  • The clean water will be drained from the base and re-used onsite for dampening down
  • The paint will be shovelled into a wheelie bin and when hard will be sent off site as inert waste
  • This whole procedure will be done at the end of every shift.

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