How your property looks communicates a lot about how you run your business. A high-quality paint job is the best way to make a positive first impression with customers. Commercial painting can be time-consuming, so it’s important to know when a repaint is necessary. Here are five signs it’s time to repaint your business.
When Is It Time to Repaint?
Several factors can affect how long the paint on interior walls lasts. Some spaces will need more regular paint jobs based on the traffic they receive, while other paint jobs may last significantly longer. Exterior paint is exposed to changing weather conditions and requires more frequent repainting, especially in harsh climates where wind, rain, and snow are common.
5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint
1. Age of Paint
Several factors impact the longevity of any paint job. The quality of the paint and how it was applied is a primary factor. Exposure to sunlight and UV rays, as well as changing temperatures and humidity levels, can cause paint to fade and deteriorate. Professional painters recommend repainting busy office or warehouse interiors around every three years.
2. Paint Deterioration
Cracking or flaking paint is not just unsightly. Airborne paint particles can create a health hazard for customers and employees. If your building was built before 1978, there’s a possibility you may have lead paint. Lead paint is most dangerous when blistering, flaking, or cracking because lead-contaminated dust particles can be released into the air. If you have cracking or flaking paint, it’s important to have it tested for lead before repainting.
3. Maintenance Concerns
If your walls are hard to keep clean, repainting will make routine maintenance easier. The right finish or sheen will improve both the appearance and washability of your paint. Flat paint is less “washable” than other finishes but can be a good option for low-traffic areas. An eggshell or satin finish is much easier to wipe clean. A higher gloss helps seal the paint and allows for easier cleaning and maintenance.
4. To Protect Interior Surfaces
Just as exterior paint protects your building from extreme temperatures, changing weather conditions, and pests, interior paint protects walls, doors, and trim. A high-quality paint job minimizes damage from moisture and can help surfaces hold up longer from normal wear and tear. If your interior paint shows visible signs of wear, its ability to protect the surface underneath is compromised and it is time to repaint.
5. To Improve the Working Environment
If your office walls are a dull beige, white, or gray, it may be time for an updated color scheme. According to research conducted by the University of Texas, these colors often induce feelings of depression or sadness. Choosing the right color scheme can improve employee productivity and their overall sense of well-being, so it’s important to consider color psychology when updating your office spaces. The type of work you do should guide your paint color selections.
The Benefits of Commercial Repainting
Any renovation project is an investment in your business. Interior painting is one project that your employees and customers will notice instantly. Updating interior spaces with a fresh coat of paint demonstrates your commitment to maintaining a positive environment for clients, customers, and employees.
Potential clients or customers will notice poorly maintained interiors and exteriors that show signs of fading, peeling, or cracking paint. Keeping your paint maintained can go a long way to improving employee safety and productivity and encourage potential customers to visit your business.
Commercial painting can be a time-consuming project. Professional paint crews can complete both interior and exterior projects quickly and keep interruptions to business operations to a minimum. A professional contractor can also help you choose colors and finishes that send a positive message about your business.
Trust the Local Painting Professionals
The benefits of hiring a professional paint contractor are numerous. Save time, energy, and money, by hiring an experienced painting company. By hiring local painting professionals, you’ll benefit from their expertise and support your local community at the same time.
Mr. Mole’s Painting LLC offers interior and exterior painting services for commercial and residential properties. We provide a full range of commercial painting services for properties of all sizes. We provide in-person and virtual quotes for your convenience. Contact us at (218) 368-2560 to discuss your next painting project. We look forward to working with you.