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Painting and Decals for Shipping Containers

Do you require painting and/or decals for your container?

3J Services Ltd provide new and used 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, for sale or hire nationwide. Our portable cabins, modular buildings, flat pack units and steel containers can be fabricated to any specification. We also undertake container site works, repairs and modifications.

Call us today on 0330 321 3380 or complete our quick enquiry form for a competitive quotation.


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Painting and Decals for Containers

Shipping containers are a fantastic option for dry storage, whether that be commercial or domestic, it’s important that the containers appearance is suitable for its surrounding environment. Fresh paintwork is a fantastic way to improve the appearance of a used shipping container. Containers come in limited colours but that doesn’t matter, as we can paint them in a whole rainbow of different colours! You may need to brand your container (which is where decals come in), camouflage them with their surroundings or repaint to spruce it up! Whatever your reasons, we can help!

​Marine Grade Shipping Container Paint

The paint we use for shipping containers is marine grade container paint. It is designed to protect the COR-TEN steel containers when they are being used in harsh marine environments. Corten steel, also known as weathering steel, was designed for its corrosion resistance and tensile strength and for those reasons it is used for the manufacture of shipping containers. The steel resists the effects of water by forming a rust like appearance when exposed to weather. By painting raw Corten shipping containers, the steel is treated which in turn improves the longevity of the units.

Used Shipping Container Painting

Used shipping containers are between 10 – 15 years old and have travelled on the sea and been handled by heavy plant in container depots for most of this time. The nature of used shipping containers means that they will have dents, rust, scrapes and faded paintwork, so whilst they are structurally sound and watertight, aesthetically they cannot be guaranteed. We predominantly stock used containers in blue, yellow or red oxide, if these colours are unsuitable for your site or you need the unit to look clean, we recommend that the container is repainted.

New Shipping Container Painting

All new shipping containers are primed and painted in a standard RAL colour when they’re built, for the UK market these are usually blue and green. The once shipped containers typically have no need to be repainted other than if the container needs to match corporate colours or blend into its surroundings. We do however recommend that all containers, including new, are repainted following external modification.

Shipping Container Paint

Shipping containers are painted with high quality, marine grade acrylic paint using a spray gun to give an even spread over the surface. We can paint containers in most of our nationwide container depots or we can carry out paintwork on site. Applying a fresh layer of shipping container paint will provide a barrier between the steel and the ever-changing Great British weather which will prolong the life of the container and improve its appearance.

The shipping container paint colour options are all based on the standard RAL colour chart. We hold different shades of blue or green in stock along with a few other colours. We offer a few different standards of external painting from a basic full blow over to a single RAL colour (which is what will be quoted for unless otherwise specified) to more in depth options which can include removing decals, door gears, masking door seals, cleaning the unit to remove flaking paint or rust before painting. Containers can also be repainted internally if required.

other Container Accessory options

Use the links below to filter our accessory types according to your specification. Our container accessories list isn’t exhaustive, if you require something not listed, contact us and we can see what we can do.

We have over 70 combined years experience in the container industry, with a focus on excellent customer service. We have worked with our suppliers and hauliers for many years and they too understand the quality of service we expect.

Contact us today on 0330 321 3380 for a competitive quotation or complete our quick enquiry online form and find out more.

We have over 70 combined years experience in the container industry, we will give you the expert advice and service you need. We take care of your storage needs, guiding you through the sales process and ensuring that your delivery is completed efficiently by one of our haulage experts.