Location: Dallas, Texas near Love Field
Type of Overspray: Exterior paint from a commercial project
Just when you think you have it figured out something happens to ruin your day. That’s what happened to a commercial paint crew finishing up the last part of construction on a stand-alone fitness center. They were spraying paint on the exterior on a nice sunny day with light winds.
Nearly one mile away to the south there are several dealerships with high dollar cars sitting in the lots. The dealership was washing some of the cars when they noticed the “dirt” wouldn’t wash clean. Turns out it appeared to be tiny dots of paint. Where did it come from? They called their insurance company who then called Nationwide Overspray.
This particular job had us scratching our heads. Where did the overspray come from? We drove around and it looked like the only explanation for a responsible party would be the construction of the fitness center. Of course, they denied responsibility.
Nationwide Overspray understands the cause of overspray and has the resources to do the legwork to identify the responsible party and the exact paint type and makeup. Evidence you might say.
In this case, after obtaining weather reports, the wind on this day shifted from the south to the north midday and gusted up to 20 mph. That’s what happened! The paint crew took precautions but didn’t anticipate the wind changing direction and speed. They were up near the roof at that time so the wind took the tiny droplets of paint and carried it nearly a mile downwind, finally settling on the new cars at the dealership. Fortunately for the dealership, they called the professionals not just for the cleaning but also the investigation and administration of the claim.