If it looks shabby, it gives the impression that it’s not well maintained and that you don’t care. The same is true for commercial buildings. The only difference is customers may decide to avoid your business and that can end up costing you in the long run. Avoid this fate by making sure you keep up with building maintenance, including painting.
Hire a Professional
Painting and maintaining a commercial property is similar to home painting, except it’s on a much larger scale. Understand the scope of the project. There’s a lot that can be overlooked if you aren’t highly skilled in what to look for. That’s one of the reasons why you should hire a professional. There are a lot of steps that need to take place before a single layer is applied. If you miss a step in the process, it could mean you will be doing this all over again in another year or so; much sooner than you should have to.
Color Is Important
It might seem trivial, but the colors you choose could make a difference to your businesses’ bottom line.
You want to incorporate your own brand into the scheme, but be aware of how colors affect people’s moods. Color consultants are available at some painting companies. They can point you in the right direction to achieve your desired result for indoors and outdoors. Most good color consultants will take into account a variety of factors, including landscaping, to make your building more appealing.
Climate and Temperature
First and foremost, your building should be standing tall come heat, wind, rain or hail. In order to withstand the elements, a good paint job and maintenance is vital. Humidity and changing temperatures make paint swell and contract, making it more likely to crack and chip off. You don’t want customers driving by a building that looks like it’s not taken care of because some of them will do just that: drive by instead of stopping in.
Protection Against Degradation
Having the natural materials of the building exposed to the elements can wreak havoc on the building’s overall health. Lack of maintenance can result in moisture getting into places you don’t want it. In addition to it wrecking your paint job if not applied properly, wet places are more likely to develop dry rot and mold growth, which could end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Having regular maintenance keeps these issues from becoming nasty little surprises. It’s better to know about a problem as soon as possible so it can be fixed and prevented from creating further damage.
The National Council on Building Code Standards (NCBCS) coordinates across geographical boundaries to regulate building maintenance. They were enacted to provide a minimum level of protection from hazards as well as assisting local governments in adhering to city standards and protocol. The Arizona heat can easily warp or distort the building as well as cause holes, cracks, and other conditions. Applying a couple of layers of paint and maintaining the health of the building can help prevent that from happening. It could save you from extra inspections or fines from the city.
While there are regulated safety standards, it shows a commitment to your customer’s safety to go above and beyond. Make sure the building is maintained. One extra thing you can do is ensure all of the paint meets high standards. Quality is important. Make sure it presents a minimal health risk. Odorless paints are popular because they present less of an impact on your customers.
A commercial building isn’t exempt from needing basic repairs. A professional painting company, like Arizona Painting Company, should be able to help with wood repair or replacement and fixing drywall. Always make sure that you start with a good surface. Trying to paint over something that should be repaired always ends up costing more in the long run. If you have metal surfaces, find someone who specializes in electrostatic painting. Some examples of metal that could be painted are doors and frames, bleachers, lockers, playground equipment or any decorative metal.
At Arizona Painting Company, we understand what it takes to get the job done. We offer both interior and exterior painting. In addition, we can handle drywall repairs, retexturing, stucco repair, pressure washing, waterproofing and more.
We are consistently rated a 5 out of 5 stars and currently serve HOAs, apartment complexes, schools, and many other businesses and pride ourselves on a job well done. We have three locations: Phoenix 602-648-3071, Glendale 623-476-7778, and Tucson 520-284-1792. Our staff is standing by to start your painting project.