Your commercial building is a valuable investment, therefore taking care of it is of the utmost importance. One of the best ways to care for your building is through regular commercial painting. While some are familiar with the signs to look for when it comes to the timing of repainting, others may be unfamiliar with the signs that it is time to repaint your building with commercial painters.
These three signs often indicate that the building is suffering wear and tear from age and use, although in some cases it may be due to poor quality paint when the job was originally done. When this is the case, it is important to take care of the paint problems as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
How Paint Shows Signs
In some cases, a building may need only a touch-up coat of paint to cover up small areas that have been damaged. However, if a proportionately large amount of the space covered by your interior paint is in poor condition, it is likely that a full repaint will be necessary.
This can be a big job, but it is important to take care of your building’s interior to keep it looking sharp and professional. Here are some signs and signals that it is time to repaint your commercial building:
Different Types of Paint Damage
When we talk about the condition of your paint, we are really discussing how the paint has withstood the test of time. Damage to paint is a common occurrence, however, there are certain signs to look for in order to focus your repair and remediation efforts of the damaged areas. These signs include things like peeling, blistering, and fading. All these problems can make the building look unsightly and can also lead to further damage over time.
Peeling paint is one of the most common interior paint problems, and it often indicates that the building is suffering from wear and tear if the peeling is isolated, or worse water damage if the peeling exists in an area where water may be present.
In some cases, peeling paint may also be due to poor quality paint application when the job was originally done. If you notice any paint flaking or coming off on its own, it’s time to contact your painting contractor.
Blistering paint is another common paint problem that can occur in older buildings. It often indicates that there is water damage or some other type of damage to the area. Blistering paint can also be a sign of poor application.
As paint ages or is exposed to UV light, it can begin to fade and look dull. If you see uneven coloring on walls or spots that look chalky, your building is ready for a paint update.
Water Damage and Your Surfaces
Water damage is also common in older buildings. Commonly found on ceilings, in basements, and near windows, water damage is a factor we see all too often in Portland. When water gets into your building unwelcomed, it can compromise the integrity of your substrates, leaving your building compromised. If you notice discoloration on any surfaces or wet spots on your surfaces you will need to make repairs quickly.
Painting a commercial building can be a big job, but it’s important to have it done at the right time to avoid bigger problems in the future. Most commercial structures will need to be repainted every three to five years, depending on the general use, overall condition, and quality of your paint.
If you notice any of the common paint problems, it’s time for a new coat of paint. Talk to a professional painter to find out what is causing the problem and how it can be fixed before applying a new coat of paint. You may also want to discuss new types of paint that are technologically advanced that will slow wear and tear on your building’s surfaces.
Observing and spotting signs that your building needs repairs and a new coat of paint is best done by a professional. Thankfully, Arrowhead Painting is well versed in uncovering these signs. Their skilled team of professional painters can make repairs and take care of your building with excellence. Arrowhead Painting provides a fully integrated painting service, from fast quotes to a spotless clean-up. Arrowhead commercial painting contractors serve Portland and the surrounding areas with quality workmanship and clear communication at every stage of a project.