Your commercial building is an investment, and to protect this, you need to invest in proper maintenance and upkeep. Painting is an efficient way to protect and improve the appearance of your building. Painting projects need to be planned strategically, so you can avoid complications and challenges with the public.
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Top Tips For Painting Your Commercial Building
A professional and quality paint job can create a positive first impression that keeps tenants happy and brings customers back time and time again. A fresh coat of paint is important for your overall business success. But it needs to be done right.
There are a few helpful tips to make sure the interior and exterior of your building are looking their best.
Exterior Paint Projects
1. Consider the scope
Take time to consider the scope of the project you want. Are there a number of buildings to paint? Do you have a set amount of time to complete the project? Is the weather going to be a problem? These questions need to be answered so you can plan materials and timing effectively. As for the weather, you can plan painting projects according to seasonal cycles.
2. Color choice
Choosing the right color for the building exterior is often a forgotten task. The right colors can make your building look warm, safe, and professional. The wrong colors can be a deterrent so you need to work with a professional to discuss color choices based on color psychology, real estate trends, and the neighborhood.
3. Safety standards
The safety of your tenants and their health should be a top priority any time work is done on the building. Choose paints that have minimal risks for health and keep tenants updated as to when the painting will be done. Try to schedule painting during less busy times to minimize exposure and inconvenience to tenants. If your business is open during painting, choose odorless paints.
4. Additional services
Exterior painting projects typically involve more than just a fresh coat of paint. For the best results and an attractive building, consider additional services such as caulking, pressure washing, sanding, and restoration work. Pressure washing can be done regularly through the year to help remove dirt and mold from the surface which will protect the paint so it keeps its color longer.
Interior Paint Projects
1. Choosing Color
In the same way that exterior paint color matters, so does interior color. A well-maintained interior contributes to the building’s overall appeal and the right color will make the best impression. Depending on the business, colors should be neutral, especially for offices. You can choose bolder colors if the building houses retail spaces.
2. Preparing the Space
It is important to prep the space for painting, which includes cleaning and removing all shelves and decorations. Any furniture that can be moved should be or covered with sheets. Cover the floors with plastic sheets to protect them and use painter’s tape to make sure crisp edges are created.
3. Dents & Sanding
Once the walls are clean, fill in any dents and sand away bumps and uneven edges. You need smooth, level surfaces for painting.
4. Use Primer
Primer gives the paint something to adhere to so you get a better coat. It also extends the longevity of the paint, especially with bolder colors.
Whether you are painting the exterior or interior, or both, the most important decision to make is the contractor. There are several challenges that come with painting a commercial building so you want to hire a professional that has the right experience. Research painters and collect a few estimates, then choose one with a good reputation, licensing, and insurance so you can be assured of their quality. If your commercial building needs paint, inside or out, reach out to us today. We have the painters, the experience, and any additional services you may need.