Painting your commercial building is an effective way to give it a makeover. A fresh coat of paint can bring more character to your building, improve its aesthetic appeal, and increase its value. A freshly painted building can help project a professional image and improve customers’ perception of your brand.
Painting a commercial building is not as simple and straightforward as many people consider. There are several commercial painting challenges that Kenwood commercial painters face. Commercial painters should come up with a plan to tackle these challenges so they can deliver projects on time and within budget.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of these challenges faced by commercial painters.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew love shade. They tend to grow on the shady side of buildings. Mold can completely engulf the surface beneath and cause discoloration. It’s a quick fix to paint over such surfaces.
Unfortunately, this does not solve the problem in hand as the mold continues to grow underneath the pain if not treated properly. If you paint over mold, the paint can deteriorate prematurely, chip, bubble, or peel.
To steer clear of the problem, commercial painters first clean and treat the surface. This removes the mold growing on it. After preparing the surface, professionals paint it with a mold-resistant paint.
Unsightly stains can transform a surface or wall into an eyesore. You can paint over stains to hide them. However, that’s easier said than done. Painting over stains can be challenging. You will first need to prepare the surface which involves removing the stain.
Depending on how old the stain is, this could be a time-consuming task. Stain removal also involves a lot of effort as it may take several hours to get rid of discoloration.
Be careful when using a pressure washer. Be mindful when adjusting the water pressure on your pressure washer as high pressure can damage the building.
Exposure to the elements can cause imperfections such as cracks or holes to develop.Imperfections can affect the appearance and usability of a surface. Many amateurs looking for a quick fix paint directly over imperfections, hoping that a fresh coat of paint would hide them. Unfortunately, fixing an imperfection is not that simple.
Before painting a surface with cracks and holes or other imperfections, address them. Fill in cracks and holes. Repair nail pops and seal tears before proceeding to paint the surface or wall.
If you are painting a rough surface, smooth out the rough spots by sanding them before applying the coating. Fill in any cracks or holes with painter’s putty. Apply a coat of high coverage primer. After the primer dries, apply the first coat of paint.
Mike Chavez Painting is a renowned commercial painting company. We have years of experience managing complex, large-scale commercial painting projects. To discuss your project with our team, call (707) 623-5850.