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Paint Storage Buildings

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Paints and similar flammable materials are found in almost every workplace. Proper storage for paint inventory is very important. Flammable paint storage buildings from U.S. Chemical Storage can offer compliant paint storage solutions while providing security to your valuable paint and supplies. All prefabricated buildings are made from heavy-gauge metal steel construction for exceptional durability and are available with a 2-hour or 4-hour fire rating.

Easily Store and Handle Paint

We manufacture our paint storage buildings in both fire-rated or non-fire-rated construction. Designed to reduce the risks associated with storing paints, all buildings are continuously-welded and feature leak-tested secondary containment sumps in case of a paint spill or chemical inventory leak. Buildings can be manufactured according to FM Global standards and come with a 15-year structural warranty.

Flammable Paint Storage Industry Solutions

U.S. Chemical Storage paint storage containers offer extreme protection for flammables and combustibles. Whether you’re storing bulk paint supplies in IBC totes or 55-gallon drums, or need separate rooms for mixing and dispensing, our pre-fabricated paint storage buildings are the ideal solution. All units are 100% customizable to meet your exact storage specifications. Weatherproof construction provides an exterior finish strong enough to combat extreme weather conditions.

We offer many optional accessories to optimize the storage of flammable materials. Climate control, racks and shelving, mechanical ventilation, explosion-proof lighting, access ramps, fire suppression systems, and explosion relief panels are just some of the accessories available for increased protection.

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Military Grade Paint Storage Applications

The U.S. Armed Forces only uses military grade paints like Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) for its vehicles, equipment ships and aircraft. To prevent corrosion and degradation, CARC paints must adhere to strict storage parameters such as temperature control. U.S. Chemical Storage provides paint storage buildings with climate control options to ensure valuable military-grade paints and coating maintain their quality and application consistency.

Features and Benefits

  • 100% customizable
  • Durable steel construction
  • Available in 2-hour or 4-hour fire rated construction
  • Acrylic alkyd enamel with epoxy paint upgrade available
  • 15-year structural warranty
  • EPA compliant spill containment sump
  • Mixing and dispensing rooms available
  • Modular solutions available for larger footprints

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Climate Control Options for Your Storage Building

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Indoor Accessories for Your Storage Building

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1. How will location affect my building type?

Location of the building can be either inside another building or outside to fit your needs. Fire Separation, which is the amount of fire rating required between two occupancies, or the separation distance between those two occupancies, is determined by the type of chemical or hazard being stored, and distances between buildings, egress pathways, or environmental features. To determine the required fire separation, it is best to consult with your local code authority. Inside another building or within 10 feet of another building, you’ll be required to have a 4-hour fire rating. If your hazmat storage building is located at distances 30 feet or greater your building may not be required to have a fire rating at all.

2. Do I need a fire-rated building?

First consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to determine the type of chemical you’re storing and any storage requirements listed. There are two main classifications of buildings to consider: fire-rated and non-fire-rated steel buildings. There are three main questions you should answer before engineering or design can begin on your building: what is to be stored, how much of it is being stored, and where is the location it will be stored? You will also need to consult with your local “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) or local code expert to determine your area’s specific storage building requirements. Our team at U.S. Chemical Storage has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to help analyze your storage needs, but the final approval is made by the local AHJ, so you will need to ultimately ask them about your requirements early in the planning process.