storage buildings

Safe, Code Compliant Environments for Storing Large
Amounts of Paint and Other Chemicals

Hazmat Storage building

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL storage buildings

Hazardous Material Storage Buildings from Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) — sometimes referred to as “Paint Kitchens” — provide a safe, code compliant environment for storing large amounts of paint and other chemicals. They also double as a safe area for mixing and pumping paint.

Precision engineered and manufactured with durable materials, GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings are portable and designed for indoor or outdoor applications.

GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings are backed by decades of engineering and manufacturing experience, an unmatched technical services department and an extensive distribution network for quality, performance and support you can count on.


Safe Storage

Hazardous Material Storage Buildings are required for manufacturers and businesses that need to safely store large amounts of paint or other hazardous materials. They can also be used as a safe area for mixing and pumping paint. Designed with excellent structural support, explosion-proof incandescent lighting and external grounding to prevent static ignition, GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings minimize the risk of explosion and contain potential spills to keep your employees, building and investments safe.

Durable Materials & Construction

Built to last, the ceiling and walls of GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings are reinforced with steel studs and joists that are lined with multiple layers of gypsum board and a final sheeting of white pre-coated, 18-gauge steel panels inside and out. For outdoor applications, GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings are built to meet the applicable code requirements for wind, snow and seismic loads, and can incorporate custom heating and air conditioning systems.

Sump & Spill Containment

The sump system is made of liquid-tight, heavy-gauge sheet steel, and supported by exterior welded steel risers for easy leak inspection. Spills enter the spill containment tray through one-inch thick, black painted steel grating that runs the entire length of the enclosure and is supported by steel beams for added stability.

More Features

Heavy-duty, dual-skin construction
Indoor and outdoor models available
Bidirectional fire-rated design
Explosion-proof lighting
Weather- and chemical-resistant coatings
Designed to meet the provisions of the International Fire Code and NFPA 30


One of GFS’ greatest strengths is the ability to provide customers with custom engineering and specialized products. Standard options for storage buildings include:

Fire protection – Dry chemical systems
Fire protection – Water sprinkler systems
Deflagration vent panels
Fiberglass floor grating
Access ramp
Custom sizes and doors
Outdoor applications
Bulkhead fittings for paint and airline needs
Liquid level detection system with alarm
Heaters and air conditioning

Code compliance

GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.

GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings comply with applicable International Fire Code and NFPA 30 for the storage of chemical products. Additional building code compliance alterations are available.

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
ETL – Electrical Testing Labs
EPA – Environmental Protect Agency
ICC – International Code Council


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