Cleveland Indians Progressive Field

The Dependable Painting Company was hired to complete the painting of the new major league baseball stadium built in downtown Cleveland. The new facility has dramatic exposed structural steel architecture, private loges, indoor dining facilities, as well as a large underground complex that includes locker rooms, indoor training facilities, and large storage areas for food vendors. The entire painting project took just under 12 months to complete; during which time we applied over 10,000 gallons of paint and 6,000 linear yards of wallcovering.

Because of the tight timeframe of this project, we followed closely behind the steel erection. Our scope of work included paint repairs of the welds, and then applying a finish coat of a high performance acrylic top coat. Most of the steel was painted using airless spray equipment. Our crews erected containment tarps and worked off-hours to avoid any overspray claim at the busy downtown location. Multiple JLG man-lifts and suspended cable scaffolding were used to reach the steel. In a few instances, our painters needed to erect a fall protection system and “walk” some of the large beams to reach difficult areas.

Working simultaneously with our structural steel painting crews, other crew members were painting concrete block walls, exposed ceiling, and doors. A high performance urethane coating was applied to the railings and ornate fencing located throughout the stadium. During the winter, our painters painted the underground facility. We also painted and hung wallcovering in the private loges located on four different levels.