Maintaining A Commercial Painting Job

Commercial Painting

While Triangle Painting is known for helping homeowners update and protect their homes with interior and exterior house painting services, we also offer a variety of commercial painting services that allow you to keep your business looking great

When you work with our experienced team of professional painters at Triangle Painting, you will enjoy a smooth and hassle-free painting process. Your project begins with a free consultation and estimate, during which we will thoroughly inspect your building, identify any problem areas, and make recommendations for improvements. Our painting contractors will work with you to create a customized plan and to fit all your interior and exterior painting needs.

Many people tend to think of paint as simply an aesthetic detail, but a quality commercial paint job will also protect your building from water damage and help you avoid more costly repairs down the road. At Triangle Painting, our local painters use a proven process to clean, prepare, and paint your surfaces so that your commercial paint job will last as long as possible.

 

Commercial Painting

Paint is essential. Paint is elemental.

With so much emphasis placed on residential house painting, commercial painting often goes overlooked. While Painters has helped breath new life into homes at the residential/private level, we also work regularly with business entities and persons. When working with landlords, property management companies, commercial building owners, and the like, we utilize the same artisanal approach found in our residential work. A commercial building, be it a home, apartment building, or retail store deserves the same attention to detail and the same care our residential project receive.

An Essential Part Of Your Business

Commercial buildings need to not only look clean and professional but they must stand out and be instantly recognizable by customers both current and potential. ith business owners, building contractors, and designers to create something special for your commercial building. Whether it’s a simple solid color or something vastly more complex and detailed your building is in good hands.

Beauty And Protection

Very few think of it and even fewer talk about it but paint functions as much more than a cosmetic element on a commercial building. Paint is your building’s first line of defense against weather, warping, rot, mold, splintering, and even pests. As paint on commercial buildings ages over years and decades it eventually begins to not only lose it’s vibrancy but can peel and crack away which exposes the frame of your building to all of the aforementioned problems

Hiring An Artist, Not Just A Painter

Some professional painters are just that…painters. Others, like our entire staff are artists and approach their work with an eye for fine detail and real passion for the work they do. Make no mistake about it, there are some fine professional painters who do things by the number and produce good results but love and passion shine through in all forms of art. The difference is noticeable in everything from our approach to unparalleled customer service to our designs and quality of work.

 

Commercial Painting

First Impressions are very important.

Before a prospective client or customer gets to know your business, all they have to go by is your appearance – the image your company projects. A good image sends a message that a business is doing well. This attracts more business and the company expands

There is a big difference between commercial and residential painting. For one, the interruption to a homeowner is an inconvenience. But to the business owner any interruption may mean lost profit or worse, lost clientele. What do we do to minimize the impact?

listen. find out what your concerns are regarding peak periods and busy customer traffic.

adapt. adjust our schedule to fit your schedule so that we work in the busy areas outside peak times or maybe even at night or on the weekend.

tidy up. You do not want a big mess in the office from an unprofessional painter who leaves his tools, buckets and tarps all over. It is unsightly and it is a dangerous tripping hazard.

suggest. Simple things make a difference in professional appearance. For instance often the receptionist area is not well defined. By using a feature wall or two that incorporate company logo colours we have suddenly created a distinct space for visitors and waiting guests. It gives a more professional impression when the colours are coordinated. Staff professionalism rises when the area looks professional and staff are proud to work in such a place and keep it looking professional.

upgrade. Some areas may require tough paint for high traffic wear and tear. We supply it. Other areas may need the most aesthetic colours and rich appearance, regardless of durability.

When We’re Done

When the job is over we’ll leave you touch up paint so any future damage can easily be made good. We show you how to do the touch up or for a small charge we will return for maintenance painting.

 

How to find a good paint contractor for your commercial painting job

Painting a commercial property such as a mall or office is no easy task and requires only the best professionals who have substantial experience and skills under their belt. Both your interior and exterior designs should convey a sense of professionalism to your customers, and a good paint palette is crucial for that.

So, the first thing to look for when choosing a paint contractor is the experience they have and the number of clients they have served. Ideally, they completed numerous commercial paint jobs, all properties of various sizes and in different industries. This means they have extensive knowledge about paint types that suit multiple materials and build styles.

Ask them for a portfolio of past projects, their credentials or qualifications and a list of referees you can contact. Also, find out whether the painting crew includes employees or subcontractors. Usually, more trustworthy painting companies use employees rather than subcontractors.

Why should you choose us for your next commercial painting job?

If you’re looking for a contractor that performs commercial painting, contact our representatives, and we will gladly discuss what we can do for you. We have considerable experience completing painting projects for over a decade and to the satisfaction of over a thousand clients

How can you make the most of a commercial paint job?

Paint jobs are not the cheapest or most convenient procedures, so you want your paints to last as long as possible. Having a good maintenance and cleaning program is a must to maintain your paint coats. For example, watch out for things like mold and mildew, which can ruin your paint.

 

How Some Interior Painters Cheat

Wall repair

This is an area that interior painters can easily cut short to save time. Most contracts don’t state the extent of the wall repairs included, so it’s up to the painter’s discretion how much they will do. If it seems like too much work, they’ll usually point out the repairs but don’t include it in the bid. They’ll then ask you if you’d like it fixed after they start your project and let you know how much more it will cost.

Paint prices

Paint gets more expensive as you go from flat to gloss. The difference is usually around $1 per gallon per sheen upgrade. Flat is the cheapest, then matte flat or eggshell, satin, semigloss then gloss. Paint also gets much more expensive the darker it gets. A white or neutral paint color can be as much as $20 less expensive than a deep base red or blue.

Here is where this affects you as a consumer. You select a painter with a contract that says 2 coats, $500 down. You give the company the deposit and pick your colors a couple of days before the project starts. The painter goes to the store with your colors and figures out they are deep base. He (or she) not only needs to charge you more for the paint, but he also needs to charge you for a dark gray primer coat. Ninety nine percent of the time that primer coat is going to be really, really expensive since you already gave a deposit.

Paint coverage issues

Most of the time you can look at the condition of a wall and its color and tell if the new color will cover in two coats, but sometimes you can be surprised. If your contractor is almost finished with a project and realizes that your walls need another coat and it’s not on the contract, it will be a very expensive third coat.

Number of paint coats

Some proposals simply say to paint the walls and ceiling and never specify the number of coats to be applied. If the colors are similar enough, it’s possible to get away with one coat of paint and not discount your pricing. No matter how hard you try, tiny, pin-sized air holes will pop exposing the original walls. This may not bother you if you can’t notice it, but principally speaking you should have paid your painter less for the work.