The process of cleaning an entire plant at the end of each day is a labour intensive task. If you add up all of the hours required each year to clean, you end up spending one quarter of a full time position. We have explored several ways to speed up the cleaning process, and one of them is to paint the entire shop floor. The paint has many benefits: it is smoother than bare concrete so the effort required to move a broom and dirt across the floor is less; the dust generated is significantly decreased; machining oil and coolant cannot stain the floor; and finally, as a bonus, the work area gets much brighter. Below, we show several pictures illustrating the process. While we do not generally like to share pictures of a "dirty" shop floor, it is important to show the contrast.