100_2000When you have a commercial site to maintain there are countless, ongoing maintenance tasks that you have to keep your eye on, but some of them can be made easier by trusting a qualified professional. One of these areas is paint work throughout your establishment – a commercial painter can provide advice and assistance in dealing with common paint problems, so that you are free to focus on other important matters around your facility. Today we are putting the spotlight on four common paint problems a commercial painting company can help you resolve once and for all.

Peeling paint layers

The main cause of paint peeling away is poor adhesion, which can happen when moisture builds up between layers of paint being applied or when surfaces are not properly prepared for fresh paint work. A good commercial painter always preps surfaces to ensure proper adhesion.

Spotty coverage on metallic surfaces

Whether it is the rails of your fire escape or another metal surface around the premises, great commercial painting crews will be sure to use the correct grade of primer prior to applying the paint for the job. Failure to do so can lead to peeling, blotching and a generally “uneven” look in areas with a metal finish – this is particularly problematic for galvanized surfaces as the process of galvanizing leaves little for the paint to “grab hold of” as it is applied.

Blisters in the finish

Bubbles or blistering in the finished surface of the paint can also be caused by improper adhesion – but rather than being due to improper prep work, blisters tend to come from paint being applied to an over-warm or wet surface. By ensuring that paint is applied under appropriate conditions, a good commercial painting firm will ensure that your top coat has the smooth, professional surface you expect from a commercial painting job.

Mildew creeping up the walls

Commercial paints containing fungicide are the best protection against the spread of black or grey mildew on walls that attract damp or are sheltered from sunlight. Commercial painting professionals know that mildew must be thoroughly removed and the surface treated to prevent re-growth before fresh paint is applied. Similarly, a top-quality commercial painting contractor will be able to make appropriate recommendations on the best materials to meet the needs of your business.


If you’ve noticed a theme in these problems, that’s because the majority of issues common with painting jobs are down to the preparation that the best commercial painting crews do before a drop of paint hits your walls. Ensuring that surfaces are cleaned, properly prepared, primed and coated evenly with the appropriate kind of paint for the job sounds simple, but there are many variables in the process that a great commercial painter will be happy to guide you through.  

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