5 Tips for Painting Your Commercial Building

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Avoid Complications by Following These Steps

Painting your commercial building is an investment that should be approached strategically in order to avoid complications with the public while still getting the work completed and the look you want. A good paint job can create a positive first impression that encourages customers to come back to your premises over and over. Therefore, updating the look of your property with a fresh paint job is important for your business.

In addition to a good painting project, the right additional services (such as pressure washing, caulking and prep work) can give your property the required makeover to keep your customers engaged.

As you consider your commercial exterior painting project, follow these five tips to ensure a high return on investment.

1. Consider the scope of the project

Take the time to consider the scope and extent of your painting project. How many buildings will need to be painted? How long do you have to complete the project? You should also consider what time of year would be most convenient to carry out the painting.

Some companies offer special discounts for painting when it’s colder out. Painting during winter may also cause minimum disruptions to your business operations. Special care has to be taken to keep most paints and surfaces at over 50 degrees Fahrenheit to allow for the best possible outcome. Consider your business cycle and select the periods when painting will cause minimum inconvenience to your commercial activities.

2. Choose the right color

Choosing the right color for your exterior commercial real estate is often an overlooked aspect. The right colors will make your buildings more attractive and appealing to customers. In fact, color choice could be the difference between a dull property and a dazzling masterpiece.

A color consultant can help you choose the right shades in accordance with real estate trends, color psychology and paint development.

3. Adhere to high standards of safety

The safety and health concerns of your clients and tenants should be a top priority. Make sure you select the right paint that causes minimal health risks to people present in the space. Give preference to odorless paints to avoid problems for customers while you are open, during and/or immediately after the project occurs.

4. Consider additional services

Your commercial exterior painting project should involve more than just painting outside walls. The success of your project will also depend on additional services such as pressure washing, caulking, proper stripping and sanding, and restoration work to make sure the building looks at its best.

Regular pressure washing extends the life of your paint by removing dirt and mildew that stain surfaces. Prep work, wood and siding replacements, and concrete repairs also contribute towards the attractive appearance of your commercial building.

5. Choose the right contractor

Due to the unique challenges that are involved with painting a commercial building, take the time to select the right contractor for your paint job. An experienced contractor can provide suggestions for proper implementation of the project in a manner that maximizes return on investment.

Make sure the contractors are licensed and bonded so you can be confident in the quality and safety of their services. A good contractor will also be able to understand the complexities of your project, as well as any additional services that may be necessary.


Download our guide, Product Considerations Beyond Color for Commercial Properties.

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