ROPE ACCESS PAINTING | RAYACCESS, INC.
Proudly Serving Los Angeles and the Surrounding Areas
Since 2011, our mission is to be the premier rope access painting contractor servicing the Los Angeles area. RayAccess SPRAT/IRATA certified rope access painters can get to the most difficult-to-reach areas for your high access painting job. Rope access is the safest, quickest, and most cost-effective method for painting a large number of applications.
Painting via rope access can save you thousands of dollars. With rope access, there is no need to erect scaffolding or rent a heavy crane or boom lift. Both equipment and labor costs are significantly reduced. Project duration is shortened due to super-fast rigging, and rope access has the best record for safety among other access methods.
Depending on the scope of your job, RayAccess technicians can paint a specific area or complete a large scale painting project. Contact RayAccess and ask about our safe and cost-effective rope access painting methods. We will fulfill the needs with respect to durability, appearance, and regulation requirements for each and every painting job!
Table of Contents
- 1 Rope Access Painting Applications & Service Area:
- 2 Advantages of Rope Access Painting:
- 3 Painting via Rope Access vs Erect Scaffolding:
- 4 Painting via Rope Access vs Powered Platform:
- 5 Pre-paint Inspections & Preparation Work:
- 6 Alternative Services:
- 7 Rope Access Painting with RayAccess:
Rope Access Painting Applications & Service Area:
Whether you are managing a residential, commercial, or industrial project, no job is too big or too small for RayAccess. We are based out of Los Angeles, and service the entire Southern California area for rope access painting.
Roof Truss Painting:
Painting roof trusses help protect buildings from corrosion and maintains their structural soundness.
High Rise Buildings:
Rope access painters (also known as, abseil painters) will get to each and every inch of your building. Rope access enables technicians to navigate setbacks, balconies, and various protruding elements for high rise building painting.
Painting historic buildings is very challenging due to their difficult access points. Rope access is a proven method to access the popular domes and spires found on historic buildings such as state & federal buildings.
Arenas & Sports Stadiums:
With the very high roof, painting a stadium is a tall order. Rope Access is the preferred method for sports stadium painting.
Museums are another historic property with difficult to reach access points. Rope access can help painters navigate domes, spires, and unique architecture for historic building painting.
Rollers coasters require routine maintenance to fulfill regulations and safety guidelines. With rope access painting, technicians can quickly inspect and paint surfaces with minimal downtime to the attraction.
Telecommunication towers require painting for air traffic visibility. Rope access technicians can safely access and paint surfaces with cell tower painting.
Storage Tanks, Silos & Vessels:
With their rounded, sphere-like surface areas, painting is a tall order. Rope Access is really the only viable method for painting storage tanks, silos & vessels.
Smokestacks & Industrial Chimneys:
Painting via rope access can help protect surface areas that are experiencing cracking so problems are limited.
A bridge is perhaps the tallest infrastructure project we have. Bridge painting requires a high access method such as rope access.
Cruise lines and container ships need routine maintenance to prevent corrosion. Rope access technicians are able to safely access difficult to reach areas to perform ship painting and coating.
Advantages of Rope Access Painting:
Rope access provides a way to streamline the painting process. There is less need to erect scaffolding, rent machinery, or obtain city permits. Costs are greatly reduced with rope access.
There is less dependency on using bulky machinery to access high areas which can block traffic. There is also no need to erect scaffolding which can be an eyesore.
Rope access is an access method with stringent guidelines and training protocols. IRATA and SPRAT are the governing bodies that provide certifications for rope access technicians.
The quick deployment of rigging far exceeds the slow process of erecting scaffolding or obtaining city permits to use boom lifts for painting.
Rope access allows technicians to move horizontally, up, and down to paint every inch of a building. In addition, rope access can easily access places that can not fit a lift or other heavy access equipment such as walls between two buildings and courtyards.
Rope access is a non motorized access method that requires no petrol, oil, or electricity. Rope access technicians leave no carbon footprint.
Painting via Rope Access vs Erect Scaffolding:
Most commercial painters use scaffolding to access buildings for exterior painting. Besides the costs associated with erecting and taking down these support structures, scaffolding is a tremendous eyesore to the neighborhood. In addition, when scaffolding is covering a building many people tend to think the businesses inside are closed and avoid the property altogether.
On the other hand, rope access is a much less intrusive access method for exterior painting. Rope access systems are incredibly fast to rig and initially set up. Likewise, the dismantle process is much quicker than taking down scaffolding, once the paint work is finished.
Painting via Rope Access vs Powered Platform:
Powered platforms can be an effective way to paint buildings if the building is equipped with a Facade Access System such as engineered roof anchors and davits. However, using a powered platform is very limited around protruding and recessed architectural features such as balconies, cornices, overhangs, canopies, etc. Powered platform operation requires sufficient clearance from the building wall to travel up and down. Furthermore, counterweighted outriggers are hard and time-consuming to setup and move around which brings rigging costs up, increase risk of injury from working with heavy parts, overall project time and risk exposure to workers.
In contrast, industrial rope access system can be rigged from as engineered anchors as from structural elements (columns, I-beams, roof shafts, etc.). Rigging by certified and highly trained technicians takes significantly less time as there is much less equipment and complexity involved. Therefore, project costs, time and risk exposure are much less compared to powered platforms. Rope Access technicians can access and paint areas around, literally, of all types of features and obstacles on or around a building or structure. Lastly, each of our rope access teams is prepared and equipped for any rescue scenario. Unfortunately, many companies operating with scaffolding or powered platforms rarely have their own rescue capabilities or even planning in place.
Pre-paint Inspections & Preparation Work:
Most amateur painting contractors fail to perform the pre-paint inspection process. This step needs to be thoroughly completed. A contractor should have a full understanding of the substrate in order to recommend the most appropriate painting system. RayAccess uses drones to complete a visual inspection upon first look. An adhesion test is performed by our rope access technicians to confirm the paint sticks to the substrate.
After the pre-paint inspection, all prep work is done before painting begins. This includes cleaning and removing dust, dirt, and grease from the area to be painted. Cracks and holes need to be caulked and filled. If any areas need to be masked, tape is used to protect those surfaces from paint dripping or overspray.
Rope Access Painting with RayAccess:
Rope Access Certified:
RayAccess technicians are professionally trained and certified by governing bodies that include IRATA/SPRAT.
The RayAccess team is conveniently located in Los Angeles. We have big city experience and proudly service the skyline of Los Angeles.
RayAccess provides a high level of project management and communication with property managers ensuring your project goes without disturbance to operations.
What People Are Saying
- 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
"Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."
- Fisch Properties / Property Manager
"Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"
- Playa Vista Community
"Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"
- SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!
- Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.
- Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production
RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!
Rope Access Painting Service Area
RayAccess, Inc. provides Exterior Painting Services at following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce), Orange County (including Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton), Riverside County (including Ontario, Riverside, Cabazon, Palm Springs), San Bernardino County (including Fontana, San Bernardino), San Diego County.