We know that the paint finish is the first thing that your customer see, this is why we take great pride in striving to achieve the highest possible finish.

Our paint shop personnel are highly experienced in all types of coatings and we are more than sure you will not be disappointed with the level of finish achieved. The site boasts two track paint system, one to accommodate large components up to 450kg benefiting from an on track baking oven, the other for smaller components up to 30kg, for efficient spraying of small parts. For larger or bespoke items we have the benefit of multiple free standing paint booths that can easily accommodate fabrications of 15mtrs in length plus. As you might expect we have accounts with all major industrial paint manufacturers, but we can also work on a free issue paint basis if preferred.

Radleigh-Nash’s experienced painters carryout the paint process strictly in accordance within the disciplines laid down in ISO 12944 (previously BS 5493). ISO 12944 is the designer, specifier and paint applicator's bible for the corrosion protection of steel structures using paint systems.

Unless specifically requested Radleigh-Nash blast clean all structures and fabrications in accordance with ISO 8501 and apply paint coats to suit the atmospheric corrosivity category for the final environment location. These categories are known as C1 (interior of buildings, normally dry) through to C5-I (industrial, highly polluted) and C5-M (coastal, with high salinity). Immersion conditions are also covered for either water or soil with Im1 (fresh water), Im2 (sea or brackish water), Im3 (soil). Climatic conditions are difficult to categorise but ISO 12944 Section 2 covers this in Annex A.

We also paint hot-dipped galvanized steel which we pre-treat by either sweep blasting using a non-magnetic abrasive or by applying a mordant solution. This creates the key that is essential for good adhesion on this difficult substrate.

The development of paint types has, and is still, evolving with the introduction of High Solids and Water based Epoxies. This is to counter the ever demanding requests for the reduction in solvent based materials and for the greater durability of paint finishes. Durability is classified into three sections. Low (up to 5yrs), Medium (5 - 15yrs) and High (more than 15yrs). These time limits are a general indication of the time expected to first maintenance. Paint is bio-degradable and will, when subjected to climatic conditions, lose it's colour and thickness.


Radleigh-Nash have the modern techniques to offer a first class service for industrial wet painting and the resources by way of the Institute of Corrosion Level 2 inspection qualifications and an in-house NACE level 2 inspector to ensure that the customers specifications are complied with.

No project is too big or too small, we take pride in all the items we do, from a 0.1kg bracket to a 25 metre long bridge section we have it covered.


Facilities List

Stress Relief Furnace

  • Maximum Job Size: 6.2M by 2.6M by 1.9M high
  • Max Weight: 15 tonne

Baking Oven

  • Maximum Job Size: 9 by 5M by 2.8M high
  • Max Weight: 3 tonne

Shot Blasting Cabinets

  • Chilled Iron Grit Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 13M in length x 6M wide x 6M high
  • Max Weight: 16 tonne
  • Chilled Iron Grit Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 7.8M in length x 4.3M wide x 5.9M high
  • Max Weight: 16 tonne
  • Aluminium Oxide Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 7M in length x 3M wide x 3M high
  • Max Weight: 8 tonne

Wet Spray Booths

  • Wet spray filtered extraction booths.
  • 2 OFF 6M in length extraction booths
  • 2 OFF 3M in length extraction booths

Large Wet Spray Tack System

  • 80 hangers on the track
  • 450 KG per hanger
  • 6M max job length
  • Wet back extraction paint room
  • up to 90°c on track baking oven

Small Wet Spray Tack System

  • 40 hanger track
  • 30 KG per hanger
  • Dry back extraction paint room

Thermal Spraying

  • Thermal Spraying filtered extraction booths.
  • 1 OFF 3M in length extraction booth


B.S. EN ISO 9001:2015


Qualified NACE Inspector (Certified member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
Radleigh-Nash can carry out the following tests to suit your requirements including:
  • Various test methods with calibrated digital and/or analog equipment
  • Bresle patch test using a digital conductivity meter
  • Soluble Salt Test for contamination of steel surfaces from soluble salts
  • DTF using a calibrated digital coating thickness gauge
  • Coating Thickness on Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Substrates
  • WFT using wet film combs to obtain correct DFT
  • Blast profile testing using peak-to-valley tape and calibrated thickness gauge
  • Pull-off Dolly tests using a calibrated hydraulic pull-off adhesion tester
  • Destructive adhesion tests using cross hatch cutter and tape
  • M.E.K. Rub Test for cure of primers and final coats
  • Holiday Test to check for pinholes and voids
  • Amine Blush Check
  • RAL / BS Colour matching
  • Coating Procedures according to ISO 12944 and NORSOK M501 Standards
  • Custom Coating Systems to client specification

Workshop Facilities

Heavy Paint Shop

Work Area:
1870 square metres (20100 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 16 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres
Door Access:
6M wide X 4.5M high

Medium Paint Shop

Work Area:
1350 square metres (14500 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 8 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres

Light Paint Shop

Work Area:
600 square metres (6400 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 2 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres

Storage yards

Outside Area:
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 2 tonnes
1858 square metres (20000 sq. ft.)