A new coat of interior or exterior paint is a wise investment in your property. Commercial painting projects require a different skill set than residential painting projects. When it’s time to update your commercial property, it’s essential to work with an experienced contractor who can handle the size and scope of your project.
A new paint job will give your commercial property an instant update and improve curb appeal. If you own a rental property, office building, or other commercial property, maintaining your property’s appearance is essential. A well-maintained business will attract customers, improve employee morale, and enhance property value.
Benefits of Repainting Your Commercial Property
A new coat of paint on your building provides more than better curb appeal. There are several benefits of painting your exterior and interior surfaces, including:
1. Protection from the elements
Paint protects your building’s exterior from moisture, harsh sun, and pests. Coatings with special properties can increase heat, mold, and corrosion resistance. All are important ways to protect your building from expensive property damage and can help improve employee safety.
2. Easier maintenance
If your walls are hard to keep clean, repainting will make routine maintenance easier. The right finish or sheen will improve your paint’s appearance and washability. Flat paint is less “washable” than other finishes but can be a good option for low-traffic areas. An eggshell or satin finish is much easier to wipe clean. A higher gloss helps seal the paint and makes cleaning and maintenance easier.
3. Improved customer perceptions
Potential clients or customers will notice poorly maintained interiors and exteriors that show signs of fading, peeling, or cracking paint. Maintaining your paint can go a long way to improving employee safety and productivity and encourage potential customers to visit your business. Studies reveal that many customers use aesthetic factors to decide whether to patronize a business. A freshly painted building conveys that your business is welcoming and that you offer quality products or services.
4. Protection for interior surfaces
Just as exterior paint protects your building from weather, temperature extremes, and pests, interior paint protects walls, doors, and trim. A high-quality paint job minimizes damage from moisture and can help surfaces hold up longer from normal wear and tear. If your interior paint shows signs of wear, its ability to protect the surface underneath will diminish, and it’s time to repaint.
5. Improved working environment
Selecting the right colors can even improve employee productivity. If your office walls are dull beige, white, or gray, it may be time for an updated color scheme. According to research by the University of Texas, these colors often induce feelings of sadness or depression. Choosing the right color scheme can improve employee productivity and overall well-being, so it’s essential to consider color psychology when updating workspaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
What colors should I choose for my commercial property?
Working your logo colors into your retail design will help customers associate those colors with your business. A recent study established how people associate a brand with a particular color. If you have a logo, use its colors to guide your paint color selections.
What is the expected lifespan of a commercial paint job?
The lifespan of a commercial paint job depends on various factors, including the type of paint used, the quality of the surface preparation, and the environmental conditions to which the paint is exposed. Generally speaking, a commercial paint job can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, depending on the above factors.
What are some things to consider when choosing a commercial painter?
When choosing a commercial painter, there are several important factors to consider. First, it is essential to find an experienced commercial painter who has completed similar projects. Ask for references and check them out. Make sure the painter has the necessary licenses and insurance to complete the job. Second, it is essential to get estimates from several different painters. Compare the estimates to ensure you get the best value for your money.
How to Prepare Before the Painters Arrive
There are many things to consider when preparing for commercial painting projects. After you’ve found the right commercial painting contractor, there are a few things property owners can do to ensure the project goes as smoothly as possible. The proper preparation can save time and money since paint crews can begin work as soon as they arrive on site. Here are a few ways to prepare before the painters arrive:
Remove and Protect Your Belongings
Although painters usually move or cover large furniture and equipment, you should handle small or fragile items. Remove electronics, pictures, and decorative items from the space to prevent accidental damage.
Clear the areas to be painted as much as possible. Move cabinets, desks, and other furniture away from the walls to the center of the room. Clearing the perimeter makes it easier for the painters to get around and reduces the risk of tripping hazards. If the space is small, you may need to remove most of the furniture to ensure there is enough space to work safely.
Make Necessary Repairs
After removing artwork and other objects, you may notice cracks and other blemishes on surfaces to be painted. You can either repair them in advance or check with your painting company to see if they can make necessary repairs for an additional fee.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
If the exterior of your building is being painted, ensure that shrubs and trees won’t interfere with the work. Overgrown shrubs can make it challenging to paint ground-level areas, while overgrown trees can make working on ladders dangerous. Trimming back shrubs and trees gives painters enough room to work safely and efficiently. It also prevents foliage from hitting the wet paint once it’s applied.
Exposure to paint fumes can cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness for certain people. Low- or no-VOC paints can minimize these reactions. Scheduling your painting project after business hours or allowing employees to work from home during the process helps prevent problems if adequate ventilation isn’t available.
Professional painting companies follow strict safety guidelines and procedures to protect their employees and customers. A company representative should provide information about licenses, insurance, warranties, and the painting products they will use. They’ll also be able to advise you on the best way to complete the job with minimal interruptions to your business and your employees.
Most painting contractors will do preparation and repair work, but some clients prefer to save money and do some of it on their own. When you contract with a professional painting company, make sure to ask what you need to do regarding site preparation. These details should be in writing so you have plenty of time to prepare your property, tenants, or employees before the painters arrive.
Trust The Painting Pros to Deliver High-Quality Results
The Painting Pros, Inc. is a high-quality, award-winning painting contractor. Since 1978, we’ve served homeowners, business owners, and property managers across the San Jose area. When it’s time to update your property, please call The Painting Pros at 408-418-912 to discuss your needs. Our team of painting professionals handles jobs of all sizes, and we’re ready to help you transform your property with a new paint job.
The Painting Pros is known for its environmentally-conscious products and methods. We were the first painting company in Silicon Valley to be “certified green” by Green America. We use only low-VOC paints and recycle all eligible materials. The Painting Pros is a “Lead-Safe Certified Firm” with the EPA, meaning we have the training to safely take the necessary precautions to work with lead-based paint surfaces.