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When it comes to a commercial building painting in Chicago IL, Precision Painting & Decorating is known for its expertise, reliability, efficiency, and value

In addition to more than 15 years of experience, numerous awards, and an uncompromised dedication to service, Precision Painting & Decorating painters are famous for their impeccable craftsmanship. As reliable contractors, we would like to offer a few useful tips that significantly improve the results when painting commercial buildings.

Commercial Interior Painting Tips

1. Choosing The Right Color

The choice of the right paint color makes all the difference when it comes to commercial interior painting. Well-maintained interiors of commercial properties contribute to the impression of dedication to the client, resident, and employee experience satisfaction. A careful choice of colors can also reinforce brand identity and values.

For example, a neutral color palette can be a good choice for the interior of multi-unit office buildings, or businesses such as law firms. On the other hand, retail stores, beauty salons, and similar businesses can benefit from a bolder palette. However, most commercial painting professionals all agree about one thing: be careful not to overwhelm the customers. Sometimes just one bold-accent wall will be sufficient for an impactful impression.

2. Preparing the Space

After the colors for commercial interior painting have been chosen, it’s time to dive into prep work.

In addition to cleaning and protecting the interiors, it is important to make sure to remove all decoration from the walls, shelves, and other surfaces, as well as to push light-weight furniture away from the walls.

Covering the furniture with the plastic and floors with a drop cloth helps to avoid paint splashes and drips. Taping floor edges with painter’s tape is another wise thing to do since edges can be tricky to clean. Speaking of cleanliness, removing mildew stains and dirt by simply pressure washing them improves the durability of the paint.

Filling the dents in the walls and sanding uneven surfaces

3. Filling All Dents & Sanding

Once everything is neat and clean, we carefully inspect the walls and fix any dents or bumps.

Plaster and a putter knife are a holy grail when it comes to covering fissures. Smoothing the surface with sandpaper removes the bumps, levels out the surface, and provides an even base for the new coat of paint to stick on. To control dust PP Painters use Festool machines with the HEPA filters.

4. Always Go With a Primer

Priming is a step that is often neglected by residential painters but makes all the difference when it comes to commercial building painting.

In addition to providing a base for paint to stick on, primer serves as a barrier between the walls and a new coat of paint. As such, it extends the durability and preserves the integrity of the new paint. Tinted primers are great for covering existing bright colors because they do not require as many coats in order to look neat.

Commercial Exterior Painting Tips

1. Make Sure The Exterior is Clean

Just like preparing for commercial interior painting, pressure washing the exterior of commercial buildings can help reduce the overall professional painting and maintenance expenses.

Professional contractors avoid painting over dirty, chalky or dusty surfaces at all costs. Not only does it make the exterior look uneven and rough, but the new coat of paint will not stick as good.

2. Take Weather Into Consideration

Weather conditions such as wind, rain, and snow definitely influence the commercial exterior painting. However, it is not just harsh and unpredictable weather that can affect the success of renovations.

Certain kinds of paint behave differently at different temperatures. For example, oil-based paint adheres best to the walls when the temperature is between 40°- 90°F, whereas latex performs best at 50°- 85°F.

Commercial exterior painting project

3. Adhere To High Safety Standards

Commercial building exterior painting requires compliance with safety standards.

Not only is it necessary for the painters and other involved contractors to use safety equipment and be insured, but the safety of tenants, employees, and clients should also be taken into account. Always opt for a non-toxic, odorless paint that poses little to no risks for the health of everyone involved.

4. Make Sure Contractor Has All Of The Required Equipment

Unlike residential painters, commercial painting contractors commonly have all the required equipment ready. They can also provide recommendations regarding the optimal implementation of projects based on their experience in painting commercial buildings.

Additionally, always check whether the contractors are bonded and licensed, as this can significantly affect the safety and quality of the services they provide.

Finally, an experienced and reliable contractor will be able to understand the specificities of your project and will advise you in terms of how to maximize the return of investment.

Whether you are in need of commercial interior or exterior painting contractors, or are looking to get a free estimate – give us a call! Our experts will make sure that the job is finished according to the highest standards.