Painting commercial buildings are one of the most important aspects of making the building look good inside and out. Any good painting job requires prep before any paint hits the walls. With the right preparation, a commercial painting job can look better. Considering how much painting a commercial building costs, it’s worth the extra effort to prepare for the best result correctly!
What is Paint Prep and Why is it Important?
Paint prep is the work that’s done before new paint is applied. Prep is part of any paint job, but it’s even more important in a commercial building. Indoor and outdoor paint prep look slightly different, but the basic concept is the same. The space to be painted needs to be cleaned appropriately, items need to be moved or covered, and areas that aren’t painted must be properly covered or taped off.
With the right preparation, a commercial building paint job can look professional, complete, and well done. Most of the paint prep will be done by your contracted painter, but knowing what to expect can help move the process along more smoothly.
Interior Paint Prep
Interior painting prep for a commercial building will vary depending on the space. If there’s a lot of masonry or carpentry work in the area, it becomes more complicated. Some of the simple preparation that commercial customers can assist with includes removing and unplugging electronics, covering or moving furniture, and protecting any soft furnishings.
Your painting contractors will handle the rest of the interior preparation while helping you maintain a functioning commercial space amidst the painting chaos.
Exterior Paint Prep
Exterior paint prep is more involved than interior paint prep, and depending on the size of the commercial building, it can be a labor-intensive process. Clients are never responsible for exterior paint prep. The hired painter will begin by removing any temporary fixtures from the exterior of the building. Next, a power washer or similar tool will be used to clean the surface of the building. Cleaning the building is essential for a clean, smooth exterior paint application.
Old caulking will be removed and replaced with new caulking, cracks will be repaired, and any loose paint will be removed. The contractor will then wait for the exterior of the building to dry completely before applying any paint.
Contact Rob Ross Painting
If you’re interested in a new paint job for your commercial building, contact Rob Ross Painting today! Our team of experts will nail every step of the process, from painting preparation to getting the result you’ve been hoping for. You’ll be amazed at how new paint transforms your commercial building inside and out!