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When providing an estimate for a commercial painting job in Warsaw recently, I recommended 5 different kinds of paint and preparation for a single business. That is because commercial establishments often have a wide-range of different needs and require a variety of painting applications depending on their use. As a commercial painting contractor, we understand that painting needs for businesses are far more complex than residential requirements and need a higher degree of expertise and professionalism.
There are many issues – such as how to complete a painting project while still continuing your business operations. Or perhaps you simply need some maintenance done with pressure washing or power washing. One of the most basic issues, however, is selecting the right paint or wall covering product. This is where the expertise and knowledge of a professional painting contractor can be so important.
First off, there is a huge range of types of business establishments in Northern Indiana from retail establishments with a high degree of direct customer interaction to industrial facilities that have few customers but may place a lot of wear and tear on a paint job. Depending on the use of your space, different types of paint will be needed. Business office buildings and multi -residential operations all have their own specific needs. Some of the specific types of commercial establishments we work with include but are not limited to:
- Apartment Complexes/ Condominiums
- Healthcare Establishments, laboratories and medical facilities
- Restaurants, retail stores and shopping centers
- Schools, government facilities and community centers
- Storage, manufacturing and industrial facilities
Larger operations often have a property or facility manager for whom Matthews Painting becomes a trusted advisor. Such managers will have to balance budgetary issues with aesthetics and practical maintenance considerations. If your business does not have someone dedicated to this role, our commercial painting expertise will be even more important to you.
In general, commercial establishments require higher durability paints than residential, although certain multi-family complexes will need a highly durable paint for common areas. For the most part, the kind of durable paints used by businesses will typically be over-kill – and too expensive – for a single family residence.
It is also important for paint and wallpaper coverings in a commercial establishment to be easily maintained. Standing up to frequent washings and stain resistance will help make maintenance easier and less expensive over the long-term. In certain manufacturing and industrial settings, we will select a paint that can stand up to chemicals and other by-products of these kinds of businesses. Business establishments that have exposure to excessive moisture will also require paints adapted to such conditions.
Whether to use an epoxy, enamel, acrylic or latex based paint is one factor when selecting types of paint. The application method – brush, roll or spray – may also determine the kind of paint used. There are a huge range of paints that we can use depending on the needs of your business. An important service we offer as a commercial painting company is to review all the benefits, characteristics and costs of your choices for paint or wallpaper coverings.
Another important consideration for commercial paint projects is the wide variety of surfaces we encounter. Different paints work better on specific kinds of surfaces. Whether you are painting stucco or metal, it is important to have the right paint for the job. Also, when a business has exposed infrastructure such as ductwork, bar joists, or decking, using the right kind of paint will be critical.
Matthews painting understands the many complexities that come with painting your commercial establishment. Our expertise with the variety of paints available and which one to use for your specific business needs is reason enough to consult with us on your business painting needs.