The paint job on the interior and exterior of your commercial building makes a statement to staff, visitors, customers, and clients. It may even be the first thing they notice. A professional commercial paint job can last for years when high-quality tools and techniques are used. However, if you’re unsure if your property is due for a fresh coat, there are signs that it’s time to repaint your commercial building that you can look for.

6 Signs You Should Repaint Your Commercial Building

If you spend a lot of time in your commercial building, you probably are not really looking at the walls. They’re just there. Like the road signs we only read once or twice on a familiar road. However, when you take a closer look, or look with the eyes of your visitors or staff, you may notice some signs that the paint job has seen better days. Here are six reasons why you might want to repaint your commercial building:  

It’s Been 5 Years or More

Depending on the climate where you are and the abuse your interior walls may be taking, you’ll want to repaint your building around every five years. The type of paint you used when you painted last will also be a factor. Quality paint will last longer.  

Paint Color is Faded 

Exposure to UV rays, over time, will fade the color of your paint. In addition to the sun’s rays, exposure to chemicals, weather, and salt spray can also cause damage to the paint and fade its color.  

Pro tip: Washing the walls to remove damaging elements annually will help preserve the vibrant color of your paint job.  

Paint is Peeling 

Any paint job will begin to peel eventually. However, using inferior paint, improper technique, and improper preparation will cause the paint to fail and peel sooner. Doing a perimeter check around the building, inside and out, will reveal any signs of peeling.  

Moisture Is Causing Paint Damage 

When your paint is exposed to moisture, whether from weather or humidity indoors, it can lead to paint damage over time. If your interior has less than efficient environmental controls or you live in an especially wet region, moisture damage can be more of a concern as it will take its toll much faster. Again, choosing the right paint will help to guard against this onslaught, which can lead to mold and mildew that can eat away at your paint.  

Construction Is Planned 

If you have plans for structural improvements that could affect the paint job, that’s an opportunity to refresh the entire paint job. Touching up where construction was done, even if you use the same paint, will be noticeable because the color in your paint will have faded and no longer match the paint fresh out of the can.  

Property Could Use a Refresh 

Finally, there’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to update the look of any building. It’s often surprising the difference it can make. You may also be rebranding your business and need an updated look with a new color.

Button: How to Pick the Best Exterior Paint Color for Your Business 

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A new commercial paint job can add so much to your business. It will engender trust with your visitors and may cause your staff to feel more appreciated and more productive. With these six signs to look for, you may now be ready to take the next step and refresh your building’s interior and exterior paint job.  

At Timmins, we have 20 years of experience helping local businesses enhance their buildings with professional, quality commercial painting. Call (707) 792-0773 today to speak with the specialists, or contact us online to request a free estimate.