Commercial and industrial buildings require ongoing maintenance to keep everything running smoothly and looking its best. Part of building maintenance includes making sure interior and exterior surfaces are properly painted and maintained. A fresh, clean coat of interior paint is a great way to promote your brand and create a pleasant environment for customers, tenants, and employees.
No matter what type of property you own or manage, the appearance of your commercial building’s interior is just as important as the exterior. Most commercial interiors need to be painted every three to five years to repair wear and tear and keep spaces refreshed and up to date.
Painting a sizable commercial interior is a big project. Hectic workplaces can quickly take a toll on even the best paint job. Luckily, there are several things property owners and facility managers can do to extend the longevity of a new paint job.
Follow These Tips to Maintain Interior Surfaces
1. Use High-Quality Paints
High-quality paint products last longer and resist fading and yellowing from sunlight exposure. They are more durable, provide better coverage, and help conceal cosmetic flaws on walls and ceilings better than cheaper products. There are special paint formulas that are resistant to stains, prevent the growth of mold and mildew, and resist premature fading.
2. Choose the Right Paint Finish
The right type of paint makes maintaining your building a lot easier. The glossier the finish, the more durable and easier it will be to clean. Flat paint tends to be harder to clean and is easily scuffed. High traffic areas like hallways, break rooms, and other busy areas need a gloss, semi-gloss, or satin finish. These finishes provide better resistance to scuffs and dirt and are easy to wipe down.
3. Clean and Dust Regularly
When dust, dirt, and grime accumulate on walls, it shortens the paint’s lifespan. Regular dusting and cleaning, especially in high-traffic areas, will extend the life of interior paint. Use a mild soap and a soft microfiber cloth to clean surfaces when necessary. Once you clean your walls, dry them quickly to avoid too much moisture on the surface. Wiping up spills and cleaning scuff marks as soon as possible is the best way to protect interior paint and keep it looking fresh.
4. Repair Damaged Paint Quickly
It’s always a good idea to store leftover paint to make minor repairs. To prevent a small problem from worsening, frequently check for damage, such as small cracks, chips, or peeling paint. You can use small brushes and leftover touch-up paint to repair small defects. Quickly repairing minor issues can help prevent the need for an entirely new paint job.
5. Use Protective Features
The movement of people, equipment, and furniture can bump, scratch, and scuff the paint in busy commercial settings. Use door stoppers to keep doors from banging into walls. Chair rails, wall guards, and corner guards act as a physical barrier to protect against damage and are a good investment in high-traffic areas.
6. Install Window Treatments
Color fade is not a significant problem with high-quality paint. If you’re not sure about the quality of your interior paint, shades and window treatments will help combat fading. They also protect furniture, carpeting, and other items from excessive exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Regular Painting Maintenance
Painting the interior of a large commercial property is a significant undertaking for property owners and facility managers. Keeping up with a large property’s various maintenance needs can be difficult. Take one task off of your plate by signing up for a facilities maintenance plan with an experienced commercial paint contractor. They’ll ensure that your building always looks its best and your facility remains compliant with all OSHA and other safety standards.
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) 306-4240 or contact us online 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 has different requirements, we offer customized service plans according to your schedule and budget.
Adam Roe Painting provides professional painting services for commercial buildings and facilities. 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.