Some people think that painting a building is easy. In actuality, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. See painting any building can present many challenges. This gets especially complicated when it comes to painting commercial buildings. Today we will give you some proven tips that will help you in your quest to make your commercial building look like new.
At RCI painting we take great pride in our ability to handle a wide range of projects. Our years of knowledge and experience has made us the perfect mentor to lead you on your commercial painting journey. So no matter how challenging your painting project may seem now, there is no doubt that we can make it easier if you simply follow our lead. Let’s get started.
With any painting job it is imperative that you have the right set of tools at your disposal. For instance if you’re painting outside you going to need things which is a strong and durable brush, sandpaper, detergent, a power washer and even a knife. Please don’t be overwhelmed by this list. If you have no idea why you need all of these things, it will all make sense when we get into the next step. Just trust us, by the time you see how simple painting a commercial building can be with proper preparation, there’s no doubt that you will be eager to get your project started.
This may also be a good time for you to reach out to friends, family members or maybe your employees for help. Even though you may feel as if you have things under control, having some added support certainly won’t hurt.
After gathering the right tools and formulating your dream team, take some time to really think about the assignment that you’re about to take on. Is this a project that you’re able to handle effectively? Are you capable of doing a job that will impress existing customers and attract prospective ones? Is this something that will be overwhelming and may lead to you enlisting professional painters like the ones at RCI Painting? These are the kinds of important questions that you should be able to ask yourself and answer as honestly as possible. Before you dive into painting, analyze the specifics. If your commercial building is two stories or more, you will have to invest in elevated scaffolding to get things done the right way.
If you happen to be painting the interior of a building, there may be even greater steps that you will have to take. How will you protect the floors? Will employees be working while you paint? If so, investing in odor free paint and choosing team members who can remain focused and professional on a hectic work environment will be wise. No matter where your painting project will take place, it is important that you are strategic and analytical in your approach. This will save you time and help you avoid costly and expensive mistakes.
While some commercial buildings can be intimidating, your confidence has to be bigger than the assignment in order to get things done. At the end of the day, regardless of the building, the actual process will remain the same. Keep it simple and stick to the process. Start by removing any paint from the building that’s chipping bad peeling. Next, clean the dust and grease of the walls with a cleaning solution. Afterwards, use a power washer to really clean the exterior of the building. Once the building dries, repair any cracks that you may see and smooth out with sandpaper before you begin painting. Remember that it is imperative to make sure the walls are clean, stable and the building is dry so that the new paint can be stunning and healthy.
While we know that you may be looking forward to painting your business as a do-it-yourself project, you must remember that there is affordable professional help out there. This is where RCI Painting comes into play. If you decide that you want to relax while leaving the hard work to a team of trusted professionals, reach out to us. We are proud to be home to some of the most reputable painters in the industry.