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Painting Storage Facilities: Attract New Clients & Grow Your Business

By July 9, 2020June 2nd, 2022Commercial Projects
Painting storage facilities 

Storage facilities are a staple for a variety of industries. If you manage or run a storage facility, it is essential to ensure regular interior maintenance to prevent it from corroding over time and ensuring all operations run smoothly. Painting storage facilities is a crucial aspect of the commercial maintenance process. This article will discuss how important it is for businesses to upkeep and maintain their storage facilities to grow and attract new customers.

Storage Facility Painting

When it comes to maintenance plans, paint is generally the first consideration. Did you know, that businesses can face significant monetary losses due to poor paint maintenance? Therefore, it is crucial to regularly inspect and take care of paint problems before things get worse. It is recommended to conduct inspections twice annually so you can deal with any issues as they occur.

How to Inspect Your Storage Facility?

Your storage facility’s paint inspection should include a check for chalking, loose paint, cracks, nail stains, mildew, dirt, or weathered areas. Surfaces contract and expand with the temperature every season, resulting in defects like cracks in mortar or caulking. Keeping up a constant inspection like this will ensure your maintenance costs are minimal.
Generally, it is common to repaint or recoat the surface when the old application starts to show deterioration before it loses the ability to protect your structure. Paint that is set on metal lasts 8-10 years before it requires refinishing. However, paint on block, stucco, or wood may require repainting after 3-5 years.

Exterior Maintenance

For buildings or metal doors, wipe a wet sponge or cloth over a small area to check the finish. If the color changes, it means the protective finish is no longer there. You need to apply a clear, quality protective finish to protect the paint from oxidizing and chalking.
When paint loses the protective finish, the chalking increases, which can be very messy, especially on clothing. The last thing you want is business customers leaving with white chalk on their suits.
If your storage facility is near the coast, check if there is any salt corrosion. Run your hands over doors on the east or north side of the structure. This is whether it takes longer for the salt air to dry. Salt corrosion is bumpy and rough. If you own a cold storage facility and use salt for snow or ice control, be sure to inspect the door bottoms for corrosion. You can protect the doors from corrosion using a clear, quality protective resin coating.
Another thing that can damage paint is acid rain. Even if your facility is located miles away from power plants, factories, or refineries, acid rain can ruin and etch metal surfaces. It leaves permanent, dark-streaked etchings.

Interior Maintenance

While interior metal like hallway panels and inside doors cannot chalk from U.V. exposure, it can still get grunge, marks, and handprints on the surfaces. Storage facilities near railroads or freeways accumulate stubborn, greasy dirt on surfaces like doors. However, cleaning interior hallways with water can be risky. Storage facilities often have cardboard boxes, so any water spillage in the hallway can damage belongings. A one-step quality waterless wax and wash can help easily remove grimy handprints. Some waxes can also remove permanent graffiti.
Keep the bathroom and office in mind—first impressions matter. Dirty walls or cracked paint will make people think that maybe the entire storage facility is not well maintained and dirty. Fix any cracks and paint them. Bathrooms need to be painted using washable paint, so it is possible to wipe the walls/ceilings down periodically. High-moisture areas need to be painted with mildew and moisture-resistance paints.

Benefits to Painting Your Storage Facility

Giving your storage facility a fresh coat of paint both inside and outside can be transformative for businesses. It is an easy way to grow your business and increase revenue.

Increased Property Value and Appeal

A clean paint job on a storage facility leaves a good and positive impression. It encourages clients and customers to buy from your business. If the painting is done right, it can also improve the facility’s appearance. Moreover, painting the storage facility every year can help maintain or even increase its value. A well-maintained structure always has a greater market value as compared to one that is not maintained.

Invites New Clients and Customers

Your commercial structure’s appearance physically reflects what the business means to you. It should attract and encourage partners and customers to do business with you.

Boosts Employee Satisfaction

Your employees are going to be the ones spending time near your storage facility inside the offices. So giving the interiors a brand new look can boost the morale of your employees. It will ensure improved focus, productivity, and creativity.

Increases The Lifespan of Your Property

If you want to make your property last longer, you need to pay attention to the paintwork. If you repaint your storage facility annually, you will protect it from natural elements like snow, rain, etc. that could negatively impact your commercial structure’s exteriors.
There are paints available that prevent water from seeping into walls and causing damage. Some even provide U.V. protection to some extent. It will save the money you would otherwise be spending on repairing the damages.

Industry Regulations

Painting your storage facility allows you to fulfill industry regulations. It will ensure the health and safety of your employees. It is important to also be sure that both your clients and workers are aware of the painting work and use line striping to avoid accidents.

Hiring The Right Storage Facility Painting Company

Painting a storage facility has its challenges. It is drastically different than normal painting projects. Therefore, it would be best to hire an experienced professional with the right resources and knowledge to handle the task. Get a Free quote from re:fab by clicking here!

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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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Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

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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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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Power Washing

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.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

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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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