Maintaining a busy manufacturing or commercial facility is a big job. Building maintenance is often tied to compliance with building codes, local laws, and insurance requirements. Owners or employees tasked with facility maintenance must schedule repairs, coordinate projects, manage staff, order supplies, and more.
Facility maintenance includes making sure that surfaces are properly painted and maintained. Regularly scheduled painting maintenance helps you remain compliant with OSHA and other safety standards but there are other benefits to a fresh coat of paint. Besides general upkeep, a new paint job can generate interest from customers by making your restaurant, store, apartment, or office building more inviting.
Why Regular Painting Is Important
Implementing a routine painting maintenance program is an essential part of owning and operating any facility. Understanding the average lifecycle of a paint job is important.
The paint job in a low-traffic office may last 3-5 years. Restaurants, retail stores, and other establishments with high traffic areas will need more frequent attention. Hallways and common areas in busy commercial or industrial facilities often need to be painted on an annual basis.
Keeping your facility up-to-date with fresh paint offers numerous benefits. Here are five ways regular painting maintenance can help business owners:
1. Attract Customers
Retail facilities depend on a steady flow of customers to flourish and those customers appreciate freshly painted buildings. Your customers form an impression of your business from the moment they pull into the parking lot. It’s important that your building’s exterior reinforces your company brand with a professional paint job.
If your building’s exterior is well maintained, it sends a positive message about your business and the services you offer. By restoring faded, cracked, or flaking paint, you’ll keep your business looking modern, professional, and reliable.
2. Protect Your Investment
A commercial building is a significant investment. A professional coat of paint can increase your property value and make it worth more when it's time to sell.
You’ll also save money on future repairs when you take the time to apply a fresh coat of paint to your building. In addition to aesthetics, paint serves to protect both interior and exterior surfaces, particularly wood surfaces. A professionally applied paint job provides a layer of protection from the damaging effects of sun, rain, snow and wind.
3. Improve Health and Safety
Applying the right paints and industrial coatings helps keep business owners in compliance with industry regulations designed to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. Antimicrobial coatings are available that provide extra protection against airborne pathogens and bacteria.
OSHA standards have long recognized the use of a standard safety color-coding system to label possible workplace hazards. Using safety painting helps prevent accidents and improves workflow in commercial and industrial settings.
4. Boost Employee Morale and Productivity
A comfortable environment has a significant impact on workplace satisfaction. A freshly painted office or shop environment can boost morale and spark creativity.
Using the right color scheme for the type of work being done can even improve employee productivity. For example, the color red is energizing which makes it a good choice in facilities where employees do a lot of physically demanding work. Green is a calming color so it’s a good choice for office spaces where employees work long hours.
5. Update Your Brand
For customers who are unfamiliar with your business, consistent branding is important. Giving your building a paint job that complements your logo and other marketing materials will help make your business memorable.
The colors you choose for both the interior and exterior of your business can significantly influence customer purchasing decisions. Major brands have long recognized the importance of color psychology research and use that information when designing their products, packaging, logos, and commercial buildings.
Why Hire a Professional Paint Contractor?
Keeping your commercial facility in top condition is necessary for both aesthetics as well as protection. A commercial painting project involves more than just painting walls.
The success of a paint project depends on additional services including pressure washing, caulking, proper stripping and sanding, and any necessary repair work to make sure the surface is ready for a fresh coat of paint. Professional painters have the experience and skills to ensure that surfaces are properly prepared for paint and other industrial coatings.
A professional paint contractor is also an invaluable resource when it comes to color selection, deciding what projects to prioritize, what surface preparation and materials will work best, and what time of year work should be completed. Paint contractors have the skill and equipment to make sure that the work is performed safely and adheres to OSHA regulations.
Choose the Local Facility Painting Experts
When it’s time to update your property’s interior or exterior paint job, call Adam Roe Painting at (208) 323-8443 to discuss your needs. In business since 1985, our team of painting professionals has helped hundreds of facility managers keep their buildings painted. Because every facility manager has different requirements, we offer multiple service plans customized according to your schedule and budget.
We offer custom color matching, a residential exterior warranty of 5 years, and a one-year warranty on commercial and industrial projects. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection. We look forward to working with you.