Outstanding curb appeal can turn your business into a powerful customer magnet. There is no doubt about it. But keeping your commercial space looking like new isn’t easy. A great looking exterior and interior often involves more than just applying a new coat of paint once in a while. In fact, repainting your business isn’t always the best solution.
Many professional painters can tell you that repainting your business is only half the battle against paint film deterioration and wall damage; the other half is periodic maintenance. Although the painter’s expertise, type of materials used and quality of the work performed contributes to the longevity of a paint job, paint maintenance remains one of the most critical factors in keeping your business looking clean and crisp until it’s time to repaint it.
Prevention Is Better than…Repainting
A number of “enemies” can spoil the appearance and longevity of a paint film, particularly in areas with a humid subtropical climate like Florida. It’s true that repainting your business can easily eliminate fading colors, chalking, cracking, peeling paint and other issues caused by weather elements.
But the main problem is that repainting the interior and exterior of your commercial space every two or three years could seriously cut into your profits, especially if you’re running a large business. Performing periodic maintenance activities, on the other hand, delivers a more cost-effective way to extend the life of your paint film, even beyond its expected life span.
What Kind of Maintenance Can Keep Your Business in Good Condition?
Here in Jacksonville, Tampa and other locations across north-east-central Florida, many people struggle with mold, mildew, algae, dust and contaminants coming from air pollution. Besides these problems, you may also observe efflorescence, cracking, blistering and peeling paint on different surfaces.
Inspecting all the painted surfaces regularly can help you catch these problems early and minimize the risk of paint failure. This is important especially because when a paint job is neglected for some time, permanent damage may result. In this case, your building may require extensive and expensive repairs.
Pressure washing your exterior surfaces, including the walls, walkways, driveway and parking space, at least once a year will allow you to keep your commercial property looking clean and bright, rather than dirty and dull.
As well, making repairs and touching up your walls at the first signs of deterioration can prolong the time until repainting your business becomes necessary.
Wood elements should also be checked for fading, peeling or bubbling paint. In case you notice any of these problems, you should repaint your doors, window casings and trim as soon as you can. Maintaining your protective coatings in good condition will help you keep your commercial property looking its best year after year and avoid repainting your business too often.
Moving on to the interior, most commercial painting contractors recommend paint finishes with higher gloss levels to be used in commercial spaces. The reasoning behind their recommendation is that these paints can be cleaned periodically, without damaging the paint film. The best approach to interior paint maintenance is to remove any stains you notice right away. Certain stains can be very difficult to get rid of once they dry out.
Make sure that you also inspect your interior walls for damp spots, mold growth or areas with peeling paint. Any of these signs could indicate a more serious problem, such as water infiltration or condensation. If you suspect that your building may have some degree of water damage, be sure to get a professional painting contractor inspect your property as soon as possible. Implementing the right corrective measures without delay can prevent water damage from getting worse.
If you’re looking for a commercial painting company that can take good care of your commercial space, call Performance Painting Contractors at (904)-641-4800 or (813)-308-0388 for a free estimate. In addition to full exterior and interior painting services, we provide professional pressure washing, specialty coating applications, metal restoration and painting, concrete and wood staining and sealing, and a special paint maintenance program.
As part of our program, our professional commercial painters will inspect your property on a scheduled basis and perform the paint maintenance activities necessary. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Performance Painting Contractors is proud to paint commercial, industrial and residential properties from Jacksonville to Tampa and beyond.