When you think of a warehouse, what comes to mind? Is it a prefab, steel pole barn filled with inventory that hasn’t sold, seasonal decorations and pieces of the Fourth of July float from 2006? Many people don’t give a whole lot of thought to a warehouse, especially when it comes to painting the interior. Or the ceiling. That’s right, you really should consider painting your warehouse ceilings. In fact, there are some good reasons you might want to get that ceiling done as soon as you can. Read on to see how painting the ceiling in your warehouse is a wise move to make.
Painting Your Warehouse Ceiling Protects Your Building
When you paint the ceiling in your warehouse, you are sealing it from the environment. When the paint dries, the ceiling becomes much more resistant to dust and moisture. It is less likely to crack or deteriorate. The heat in any building rises, so the air at the ceiling gets very warm. This extra heat can cause the beams to dry out sooner than expected, which can lead to big problems.
If a warehouse contains equipment and machinery that runs, they probably also stir up plenty of dust. There could be chemical fumes, solvents, paper dust or myriad other things that can collect on the ceiling. If the ceiling isn’t properly sealed, this accumulation can set the stage for a spontaneous combustion fire.
When you paint your ceiling, you visually inspect it for cracks or breakdowns. If there is leakage due to a roof problem or damage from a storm, you can fix the problem before it worsens. If these issues are ignored, they will lead to mold and mildew, creating a dangerous working environment for everyone. By painting and sealing the area, you can prevent chips and small pieces from falling and contaminating the workspace. If your ceiling is made of steel, painting it will protect it from rust and corrosion.
A Painted Ceiling Increases the Safety of Your Warehouse
Poor lighting in a warehouse leads to injury and damage to products and equipment. It also affects energy levels and morale among employees. Dirty, dingy walls and ceilings don’t offer much in the way of incentive to be productive.
One of the fastest ways to brighten up your warehouse space is to paint the walls and ceiling. The fresh paint brings light to the entire space. Your electric lights will shine much brighter against a clean, painted surface than they will against a bare ceiling. A bright, white ceiling will reflect all the available light in the room, causing the brightness to increase significantly. The safety in the room is enhanced by the light in many ways.
You can carry your safety precautions one step further using paint on other features of the ceiling area. By painting the various pipes with a color-coded pattern, you can readily react to various safety issues that require access to certain pipes.
Painted Warehouse Ceilings Showcase Your Business
Competition is tight in business. People spend their money with businesses they trust. Building that trust includes many things, like fair prices, excellent products, superior customer service and community reputation. Your business will carry more credibility if your property is clean and well-maintained. Having a warehouse with fresh, bright walls and ceilings presents a professional, respectful image. Prospective customers, clients, employees and community members see that you are concerned about the smallest details, and that kind of dedication carries weight. People will see that you care about your buildings, your employees and your inventory when they see you take the protective step of keeping your ceilings painted. Potential customers know this care will extend to them and their business as well.
Choosing the right painting scheme can unify the look of your business and even increase its value. For example, you can choose the colors from your logo to extend that theme throughout your warehouse. If your branding uses darker colors, consider lighter shades or coordinating brighter colors to keep the visibility in the room high.
Painting Warehouse Ceilings Can Save Money
When you commit to a regular painting schedule for your warehouse walls and ceiling, it may feel like a burdensome expense. You can look at that from another perspective. Regular painting can save money on costly repairs avoided because of early detection.
Additional savings come on the electric bill when you need less lighting to keep the space bright through white ceilings.
You may also see savings on lost wages due to stress or even illness because the painted ceiling contributes to a positive, brighter work environment. When employees see that you care enough to make sure their work environment is well-maintained, the increased morale can translate to a healthier staff.
At the Arizona Painting Company, we have lots of excellent ideas to help you use paint to enhance the professional look of your business, including warehouses. Our friendly staff is well-trained in how to use paint to your best advantage. Call the Arizona Painting Company today at (602) 648-3071 and start to brighten up your warehouse spaces, all the way up to the ceilings.