Keeping your commercial facility in tip-top shape is necessary for aesthetics as well as protection. Part of that maintenance is repainting. Paint and other topical coatings will last for several years if properly applied, but the time will come when you’ll notice it fading, chipping, or peeling.
Deteriorating paint gives a bad impression. When visitors or customers observe a poorly maintained facility, their first thoughts are that you can’t afford the upkeep or that you don’t care enough. Whether it’s true or not, impressions are real, and they can make the difference between getting or losing a client.
Is It Time to Repaint?
There are clear signs that a new coat of paint is needed in your commercial or industrial facility. The signs may vary depending on what is painted, whether it’s inside or out, and the specific requirements of the facility.
The exterior of your building gets a lot of exposure from the weather and other elements. The sun, rain, wind, and other factors can deteriorate the paint in different ways.
- Warped siding is caused by moisture and sun exposure. If it’s not warped too badly, it can be treated, prepped and repainted.
- Blistering or bubbling occurs because the paint didn’t adhere properly when it was applied. This can be from painting on a surface that is too hot.
- Peeling or flaking happens when the bubbles or blisters crack open. The problem worsens with additional exposure to moisture and sun.
- Fading will occur over time with exposure to the sun and other weather.
- Chalking is similar to fading but results from a chemical change caused by the UV rays of the sun.
- Cracked or stained siding must be repaired and sealed, then repainted to maintain its structural integrity.
- Mold and mildew will start to grow when moisture enters through deteriorating coatings. It must be completely removed before repainting the surface.
- Accumulated dirt and grime won’t come off with standard washing or cleaning. Power washing the siding can also damage the siding if the pressure is too strong.
- The lines on your parking lot, walkways, or sidewalks are faded or peeling.
- You’re rebranding your business. This often includes new colors and logos, which can be incorporated into the exterior or interior paint schemes.
Signs that your interior needs repainting include all the signs for exterior paint, but from different causes. Interior walls in commercial and industrial facilities get a lot of wear and tear. Depending on the business type and activities, they can get bumped, nicked, scraped, and stained through everyday use. Repairs and paint touchups will work for a while, but eventually an entire new paint job is needed.
Commercial and industrial floor coatings also take a beating. Whether it’s hardwood, tile, concrete, or other type of material, the coatings will wear thin and cease to protect the surface. Re-staining or recoating is warranted to extend the life of the flooring.
If your facility requires special striping or painted designations to comply with safety regulations, these will need regular repainting to avoid accidents and fines for non-compliance.
Benefits of Repainting Your Commercial Building
Commercial properties typically should be repainted every 3-5 years. That recommendation can fluctuate based on the climate and type of business. Repainting your business reaps several benefits, including:
- Protects the surface from moisture, mold, and mildew
- Seals the surface from infestation from termites, rodents, and other pests
- Extends the life of the surface
- Reduces the amount of maintenance required
- Meets safety and other regulatory requirements
Hire the Commercial Painting Contractor Who Cares
Adam Roe Painting has been painting commercial and industrial facilities in Boise and surrounding areas since 1985. We guarantee that the work we do will meet all your specifications. ARP provides Authentic, Reliable, and Professional service to all our clients.