Surface Preparation

A flooring system is only as good as its bond to the substrate. Complete and total surface preparation is an operation that is crucial to all flooring projects. This takes place before any floor coating materials can be applied. The purpose of concrete surface preparation is to open the pores of the concrete and facilitate the penetration of the coating materials. Bennings preparation equipment is designed for maximum dust control. State of the art shot blasting equipment and stand up grinding units enable Bennings to prepare a wide variety of concrete surfaces, including old coating removal and edging in those hard to reach areas. Vapor blasting can prep many different surfaces for new coatings. Even floors being Polished have surface prep built into the procedure.



Commercial floors tend to have more exposure to the public eye thus requiring a more decorative material application. We have applied many decorative floors. One method of achieving a decorative floor might consist of a full broadcast of colored quartz sand or colored flakes under a clear topcoat. Depending on the colors chosen, the full colored flake floor might even render a terrazzo look. Other decorative floors might incorporate a company logo embedded in a strategic location. Some of the commercial facilities we have worked in are car dealership write-up areas, commercial kitchens, cafeterias and food courts, foyers and entrance ways, lavatories and locker rooms, hallways and showrooms, museums, print shops, lounges, animal shelters grocery stores and automotive service departments.


Bennings large investment of surface preparation equipment allows us to take on a wide variety of industrial challenges, since surface preparation is the most important aspect of any concrete coating project. Different circumstances and environmental needs must be considered before choosing a product or method of application. Special corrosion resistant polymer coating help us to protect the environment by lining secondary chemical containment areas. Years of experience has taught us which of our wide range of available products would best suit any given set of conditions. For example, we have products available that cure in one hour allowing us to be of service with a minimal amount of disruption to our customers operations.

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Bennings Painting, Inc. has done top to bottom interior and exterior in many places. Some examples are car dealerships, warehouses, funeral homes, medical centers, furniture stores, beer distributors, interior designers, schools & universities, restaurants, dairies, law offices, night clubs, banks, government buildings, nursing homes, sport arenas, print shops, transit authority, museums, utility companies, publishing companies, grocery stores, and churches. Bennings Painting specializes in new construction painting and commercial painting services, as well as retro-fit and rehabilitation on older structures.  Our painters can handle any job you have: full interiors, exteriors, residential, commercial, custom painting jobs, and much more.  We guarantee all of our work. Bennings Painting Inc. has established a sterling reputation with business owners, developers, contractors, and property managers for delivering top-quality commercial painting services in Michigan and the surrounding Mid-West region. With over 40 years of dedicated focus on customer service, quality work and competitive pricing, we are the go-to professional painting company for all Southwest Michigan commercial painting needs.


Bennings Painting, Inc. has had the opportunity to brighten up many manufacturing type work environments by simply painting the ceiling and walls. In addition, we can assist with OSHA compliance by color coding the different delivery systems for gas, air, waste, and different types of water including fire lines. Bennings special cleaning procedures have enabled us to be of service in some of the dirtier environments; for example bag insulation, structural steel and metal decking being exposed to airborne cutting oils. At the other end of the spectrum we apply Anti-Static flooring materials for clean rooms and dangerous chemical handling. At Bennings Painting, we work closely with contractors on a wide range of new construction painting projects.  New construction projects require experienced painters who are able to coordinate closely with other craftsmen and service providers to get the job done right, on time and affordably. One of the key components in delivering a high quality result is coordinating all the parties involved to minimize the disruption to their everyday lives. Whether the job needs to be done at night, or it must be done on the weekends, our diverse and flexible crews will keep the projects on target and ensure accurate delivery.


The popularity of this process is due to the resulting strength, durability, and relatively low cost. The hardness property of concrete is largely determined by cement hydration. That is the chemical reaction when Portland cement is blended with water. The reaction produces calcium silicate hydrate, a desirable paste that holds aggregates of all sizes together. A by-product is a softer calcium hydroxide. The rapid erosion of the calcium hydroxide leads to dusting and premature wear of the concrete surface. As Bennings diamond polishes the surface we introduce a lithium silicate, which reacts with the calcium hydroxide to produce more of the harder calcium silicate hydrate. With easy care and proper maintenance these floors will remain shiny and hold up to traffic for years to come.

Vapor Blasting


  • Dust free process
  • Cleans by flow of water not by impact
  • Simultaneously degrease & blast clean
  • Water acts as a lubricant between media & component
  • Promotes longer media life
  • Produces a ‘softer’ finish
  • Avoids media impregnation on soft materials

Typical Applications

  • Degreasing / surface finishing of components in the automotive, reconditioning & maintenance industries
  • Cleaning of dies & moulds
  • Removal of paint, rust, scale, carbon & similar deposits in engineering industries
  • Surface preparation prior to bonding, re-painting or re-coating
  • Satin finishing of stainless steels & other special materials
  • Cleaning of PCB’s & electrical connectors
  • Removal of small burrs from manufactured components

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