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5 Definite Signs Your Commercial Property Needs Repainting

By March 26, 2019June 10th, 2022Commercial Projects, Renovation Tips and Tricks


Everything You Need to Know About Spring Commercial Repainting & Rebranding

Commercial property renovations help businesses achieve financial success. You won’t be able to optimize your business’ success this Spring without first knowing what to look for while inspecting your commercial property. How do you know if your property is in need of repainting or rebranding? In this article, we are providing you with five, definite signs your commercial property is in need of a repaint this Spring.

The old saying rings true, you must spend money in order to make money.
A commercial building property in need of repainting and rebranding.

We can’t emphasize enough just how important commercial property repainting and rebranding services are to the success of your business.

Before we discover how to tell if your property is in need of Spring repainting, let’s imagine the following:

You work for a mid-level company called Paper Rush. It’s a dark brown building before a busy intersection. Clients constantly call the receptionist looking for directions to your office. It’s actually become a running joke. Your boss finally decides this Spring he will invest in a major property repaint. Over the next two weeks, you watch as the painters change the outside color of your building to a cheerful yellow.


Almost like magic, once the painters have finished, no one seems to call the office anymore looking for your building. In fact, guests are complimenting you about the beautiful, bright new color. You even receive a sales lead from a local company from across the street. It’s amazing how just one simple repaint project can change the overall success of your company.

This scenario happens more often than you might believe. Repainting and rebranding your business will not only energize existing clients but also help new clients discover your business.

Spring commercial repainting happens for a variety of reasons, but sometimes the most important reason is to get the public to notice your business. If your commercial business is looking to gain some big exposure, talk to your property manager about possible rebranding services.

We’ve uncovered why commercial repainting and rebranding is an essential investment for businesses. Do you know whether your property is in need of any Spring repainting?

Spring commercial property improvements are an effective way to stay ahead of costly maintenance repairs. The warming weather allows property managers to inspect their buildings for possible exterior damage.

Let’s explore our five telltale signs your commercial property needs repainting:

A commercial building in need of a repaint job.

  •  One of the first things you should check for when accessing Winter damage to your commercial property is caulking. If the exterior levels of paint protection have faded the paint will begin to deteriorate. Checking for signs of caulking is easy, simply run your hands over the exterior boards of your building. If any pigment of paint color wipes off and remain on your hand, you are in need of a commercial repaint job.


  • Throughout the seasons, the power of the sun’s UV rays takes a toll on industrial buildings. While inspecting your commercial property, if you notice uneven coloring while examining the exterior walls, you should consider repainting your commercial building. Typical commercial industry standards include exterior repainting every 3-5 years, an interior painting once every 5 years and maintenance touch-ups at least once a year. Buildings which are directly exposed to sunlight typically require repainting once every three years.


  • Be sure to check your commercial building’s basement for signs of water damage. Mildew looks like small black dots and occurs from the accumulation of water. You will want to powerwash your commercial building before starting your Spring commercial painting project, in order to eliminate any mildew.


Dry Rot

  • Dry rot is a problem you need to stay ahead of because if left unattended, dry rot will continue to spread. Unattended dry rot will ruin your building’s walls and foundation. Dry rot occurs when the fungus is able to grow underneath building walls and floorboards. Choosing a quality paint primer and elastomeric caulk, before repainting your commercial building, will prevent future fungus growth. Placing primer substances between the paint and building allows your property to adjust with outside temperatures. This will prevent unwanted dry rot.

Swollen Boards/Split Boards

  • You want to stay ahead of exterior, swollen and split boards. If left unattended, this problem will become a more costly problem. As you inspect your property after the long Winter, be sure to check the north side of the building. The bottom edge of masonite siding often swells, blackens and splits on the northside. The area will need to be scraped to remove the loose paint. Historic commercial buildings want to be especially careful of exterior spitting boards. Loose paint chips are dangerous and can become a serious health problem. You can not caulk a piece of masonite which has split across the length of an entire board. Quality repainting work will instead seal off the damaged board and prevent any further exterior maintenance repairs.

Take advantage of the warming weather and inspect exterior walls and surfaces. Often the excessive sun, snow or rain conditions cause industrial surfaces to deteriorate.

Talk to your commercial contractor about possible power washing, priming, painting, rebranding and other property renovation opportunities for this Spring. Inspecting your commercial property for exterior damage after the Winter will help your business save money.

ProGroup has been servicing the commercial property industry for over 25 years. We provide painting and rebranding services for all types of commercial properties including corporate offices, commercial plazas, and commercial buildings.

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Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

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re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

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*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

EIFS + Stucco

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

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Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

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re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

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