Commercial Painting Projects
Any business owner knows that painting their base of operations is a big investment that needs a calculated and strategic approach to prevent work-related complications. Getting the colors and aesthetic right is also a result of proper planning before getting hands and paintbrushes dirty.
Following best practices in commercial painting will not always be easy, but it ensures you spend minimally on refurbishments in the long run. Yet, a paint job isn’t only defined by what is done during the painting process; what comes after matters as well. Additional services like caulking boost the enterprise’s appearance and air of refinement to keep the clients coming.
When considering your commercial painting project, use the following tips to guarantee a high return on investment.
Consider the Scope First
Before commencing your project, you need to have a clear picture in your head about the end product you want. A commercial setup may encompass more than one building, so you’ll need to know how many structures you want to be painted. Also, the time you need to complete the project is a major consideration. Great haste makes great waste; give the painting contractor enough time to do a good job.
Most building owners tend to forget this, but the time of the year matters as well when it comes to large-scale painting projects. Some companies offer discounts in colder months. Furthermore, there’ll be minimal disturbance to your business’s operations during winter. If you decide to go through this route, it’s important to remember that special attention has to be given to paints and surfaces as they need to be kept at over 50F for optimal performance.
Do You Touch Up or Do Your Repaint?
The paint job done on your structures’ interior and exterior walls will deteriorate after a period; though, the professionalism of the workers and the quality of materials and tools used will dictate how long this will be. These walls lose their luster due to damage done to the walls. The extent of the damage will determine if you need a touch-up or a complete makeover.
If the damage on your walls is minimal and contained to a small area, then go for a touch-up. If the paint job was done less than a year ago, completely repainting the room or walls would be considered overkill. A few other examples of where these single area improvements make sense include: covering up tiny flaws like chips, dings, scuffs, or scratches on the walls, touching up flaws that aren’t fully visible, touching up paint with a low sheen, or covering small spots that weren’t completely painted.
While touch-ups will keep your walls’ colors consistent when applied to a tiny area, they can be quite challenging to blend or match. Now imagine if the area to be redone was of significant size. In areas such as these, repainting will do a better job than simply using a quick fix. You’ll know it’s time to repaint your exterior or interior walls when the following happens: your paint job is stained, peeling, or showing obvious signs of wear and tear, the paint is beyond five years old, when imperfections are in highly visible locations, if you dislike the current hue, or if the damage to the walls is too extensive.
Seriously Think About the Color
As your commercial structure is a place to conduct and bring in new business, the colors used on the interiors and exteriors should reflect this. The right color will not only make your place of business appealing to the eye, but it’ll also subconsciously put your customers in the desired state of mind. A paint consultant will be a big help in choosing shades based on color psychology, paint development, and real estate trends.
Inform your customers and employees about upcoming paint projects. Their safety is more important than getting the job done as swiftly as possible. Remember, you or your business can be sued for endangerment.
If the commercial paint project is done with employees and customers within the vicinity, make sure the paint you’re using is non-toxic. You don’t want to cause your team or clientele health problems or create an unpleasant working or shopping environment.
As the project moves on, coordinate with the consultant to ensure all the legal safety requirements are adhered to. This includes things like storage and placement of the tools or machinery used and the safety of workers operating above ground.
Will You Need Additional Services?
A commercial painting project is more than just lathering paint on walls. To ensure the success of your commercial painting project, additional services like sanding, caulking, proper stripping, restoration work, and pressure washing will come into play. Pressure washing done regularly does wonders in prolonging the lifespan of your paint job by removing mildew and dirt that stain surfaces. Siding and wood replacements, prep work, and concrete mending have a part to play in keeping your commercial building appealing.
Painting a commercial building is a challenging process, even for professionals. Only a competent, experienced, and reliable team can translate the time and expenses invested into a quality end product. Painter Bros understand the complexities of commercial painting, so why settle for less? We’ll focus on painting while you focus on running your business.