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Painting Pro Tips For Commercial Buildings

By April 29, 2021May 12th, 2022Commercial Projects
Painting Pro Tips

Painting projects for commercial buildings are not only meant to add a fresh coat to the place but also to leave a remarkable finish to make the place business-worthy. Nothing speaks better in your favor than the looks of your commercial space. The neater and more welcoming the site, the more likely it is for you to be perceived as someone serious about their business. Both the exterior and interior of a commercial building says a lot about your conviction and abilities before you’ve even opened your mouth to speak a word. This article will list down some of the most valuable painting pro tips that we’ve learned in over three decades of commercial painting excellence.

Pro Tips For A Commercial Building Interior Painting Project

Let’s start from the interior of your commercial building, and here’s what matters the most:

Understanding The Magical Effect Of Colors & Shades

A decent color choice will reflect positively on your dedication to your business, clients, and employees. All of this will help you spread your wings even further and get more done with less. Be careful here because not only is your first impression at stake, but you also have to create a brand identity.

Colors play a huge role in defining your business, scope, and what you wish to bring into the niche. Of course, you intend to do something unique; otherwise, why go for brand creation in the first place? Thus it is also equally important to create a unique blend of shades to go with your brand’s identity.

Based on your business type, a neutral or bold palate might fit in perfectly with your commercial building.
Neutral colors usually work fine for most cases except where you need to give a creative vibe or attract attention. Thus if you plan on repainting your office building, something like eggshell white or a comparable shade may work pretty well.

However, for retail stores, salons, restaurants, and similar setups, a bold color choice will perfectly accentuate the vibes you wish to give off. Such buildings are meant to attract and amaze. Thus the color selection must be tweaked as such, but beware not to bombard the visitors with more than what they need to see. Usually, a simple color scheme is better than something complex because the latter may put a visual strain on the observers. Yellow, green, and blue are perfect examples of such shades, but in certain situations, colors like pink may be more appropriate (to give off a feminine vibe), and so on. The point is, your color selection must complement the type of business you run because colors talk.

Make Sure That All The Prep Work Is Done In Advance

Even colors will fail to make much of an impression if the whole place has paint splattered over it and the edges are all rough and uneven. No one likes paint-covered décor and effects; tidiness is priority zero because it reflects perfection, and you want your clients to see that.
Thus, you must ensure that all the décor pieces and effects are either moved or covered properly (if they’re too heavy to be moved) and least kept away from the walls. Painter’s masking tapes also come in handy to ensure a cleaner finish on the edges and maintain a tidy look of the coat.
Plastic sheets are perfect for covering the floor and the objects present in the room during the painting session and protecting them from drip marks that otherwise ruin the place’s look.
And in case you have mildew, clean that up beforehand; it will make the painting coat last much longer and deliver a much neater finish.

Eliminate Any Unevenness

With all the objects in the room stored away safely and those that can’t be moved covered properly, now comes the point where you get fixing any bumps or dents in the walls. Perfection is not merely a quality, it is a habit, and perfectly even walls with an even coat of paint will reflect this point flawlessly. Commercial painting professionals usually make it a point to inspect the wall and fill up all the dents with plaster and sand off any bumps. This way, the surface becomes perfectly smooth and even, and after a fresh coat of paint, it will give a perfect look worthy of your business setup. Paint durability is also bolstered by making the surface even.

Don’t Ignore The Primer

Most people go ahead with a painting job without priming the walls. However, this step is not optional, at least not if you seek extended durability and perfection. A primer creates a base coat for the paint and acts as a barrier between the fresh coat and the underlying wall.
This way, the paint gets a finer look and maintains that flawless appeal for much longer than it would otherwise.

Commercial Building Exterior Painting Pro Tips To Know

Now comes the other half of the discussion – the exterior, and here’s what you need to keep in mind to get the best out of your building:

Make Sure It Is Perfectly Clean

Before you paint the whole thing, ascertain that all the maintenance work has been done perfectly. The exterior should be free of any chalkiness, dirt, or dust – this way, the paint will adhere better, and the finish will be much finer.
You can also avoid unevenness and roughness in the coat this way.

Weather Conditions Are An Important Factor To Consider

Based on the prevailing weather conditions and the general climate of the region, your paint selection for the exterior should also vary. You can’t use the same product for every condition because that way the results won’t last long.
Oil-based paints stick optimally on temperatures ranging between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit; the temperature ranges for other products are different. Moreover, some paints have a weather-resistant feature that allows them to withstand rain, snow, hail, intense sunlight, dirt, and so on. While these paints cost a bit more than average, this elevated price is worth it, considering the extended durability.

Get Someone Fully Equipped On The Job

Take note of all the equipment that the painting professionals have brought with them and whether the ensemble will be enough to tackle the job at hand. Commercial painting services make it a point to properly equip their painting crew. However, you must do a check on your end too. Being equipped will make the process much smoother, and if you know that all of the workers are licensed and insured, you’ll also have peace of mind the whole time.

re:fab Is Up to The Task for Your Next Commercial Painting Project

Perfection is our middle name, or at least it would’ve been if we had one. For over two decades, we have handled all sorts of painting projects ranging from minor touch-ups to complete repaints or setting up the first coat in residential and commercial settings.
During this time, we have never failed to exceed the expectations of our clients because we always keep our focus on perfection and going the extra mile for every job.

From color selection to prep work and the actual paint job, you need not worry about a thing when you entrust us with not just painting pro tips but with your project too! We will see that your work gets done with perfection and that you are thoroughly amazed by the results. Wait no further, get a free quote now, and let’s get painting!

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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.

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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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