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4 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Commercial Painter

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Facility Manager's Guide to Commercial Painting

A customers first impression of your facility will affect their opinion of its services and goods, so it is important to maintain the interior and exterior aesthetic of your building. When your interior or exterior paint is chipped, peeling, or faded it can send the wrong message to your customers. As a facilities manager, it is imperative to maintain the paint on your building to ensure your businesses success. We know that choosing the right commercial painting contractor can be a difficult decision, and one you want to get right, especially considering the direct impact your facilities have on your company’s image. So, what should you be looking for? What questions should you ask? Let's explore this topic in detail.

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The Difference Between Paint Sheens

When painting the walls and ceilings of your commercial property, you must first understand the best solution regarding sheens. To be able to define the difference between paint sheens, you will need to understand how they differ in terms of appearance, performance, and durability. Sheen describes the amount of reflection that is produced when a light source, such as a lamp or sunlight, hits the surface. Paint has a sheen level that is measured in gloss units. The higher the gloss value, the more enamel is used in creating it. The lower the gloss value, the less enamel it contains and the more matte it will appear when dried. Enamel is what gives paint its glossy effect, and it also affects how easily it can be cleaned. When you're looking for paint for your commercial property, it is an important step to consider what level sheen you want. The sheen of your paint can have a big impact on the look and durability of your finished product. Here’s a breakdown of the different sheen options to consider for your specific needs:

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How Water Intrusion Affects Paint

Water intrusion can cause several problems for commercial buildings, including paint deterioration, damage to structural components, and can lead to the growth of dangerous mold. When it comes to commercial buildings, it is imperative that you catch water intrusion before these potential risks become a reality. Water intrusion is the unwanted movement of water or vapor into a building which can cause damage to the building, including structural damage, that could be costly to repair. One of the main causes of water intrusion is a leak in your roof, but it can also come from flooding in your basement and plumbing leaks. Water intrusion can also occur due to existing structural damage or using the wrong type of paint. A thorough inspection performed on a routine basis can help to detect water intrusion early and should be a part of any building’s maintenance plan.

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Painting Metal Roofs

A lone flower in a field of grass, a cardinal in a snowstorm, and a neon sign in a darkened window all share a common feature: they attract attention by standing out from their surroundings. Much like these three otherwise unrelated items, your business can benefit from its surroundings by utilizing the common features as a backdrop for your location’s own unique feature. Fortunately, this can be as simple as taking a common structural element, a roof, and using it to draw attention specifically to your business.Metal roofs, in particular, lend themselves to this approach, as they are highly customizable through the use of paint. Painting a metal roof not only has the aesthetic benefits, but also helps to ensure longevity and performance for much longer than an untreated metal roof. The process of painting a metal roof sounds simple enough, yet proper care must be taken regarding various facets of the process and products to ensure that the newly applied paint truly benefits your building and does not act as a mask, seemingly attractive at first but in reality hiding issues with you roof that could lead to significant structural and aesthetic problems in the future.

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Brick Painting 101

Exterior finishes come in a variety of options, including siding, stucco, and metal paneling, and while each of these have their pros and cons, few can match the durability of brick. The ability to last for years, however, does not require that a brick exterior look the same as it did when first constructed. Brick exteriors are also able to be painted, offering numerous options to customize your building’s appearance while retaining the strength and integrity that surpasses most other exterior types.As seen on social media outlets, painted brick exteriors have recently gained popularity, offering a fresh look on buildings that have been around for years or even decades. Despite this current trend, painted brick has a classic look due to having been around for a long time, offering a blend of traditional and modern that is sure to stand out and add to the character of any building.

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