When your warehouse or production facility needs a new coat of paint, you may be tempted to have the maintenance personnel manage this job. This can be a costly mistake, as painting a commercial property is not like painting walls in a residential home; this job is often more complicated than you realize, and may require special skills and knowhow to get it done right. Consider some important reasons why you want to rely on a professional, commercial painter when it's time update the appearance of your business.
If your warehouse or production facility is like most others, it probably has a number of concrete surfaces that need to be painted, including floors and walls. As said above, painting these surfaces is not like painting the walls of a residential home; concrete is pitted and porous, and using the wrong paint can mean having it seep into the material so that the color looks uneven and spotty. If the concrete used for your facility was buffed, it may then be too smooth to hold a paint color and may need to be grinded before paint is applied. An experienced commercial painter will know the right way to prepare concrete and the best type of paint to use so that it adheres smoothly and doesn't peel or chip away.
In a commercial facility, you may be legally required to use certain types of safety paint; this can mean reflective paint that glows in the dark, or paint that has a dull finish so it doesn't create a glare when in direct sunlight. A commercial painter will know the right types of paint to use for spaces like handicapped parking spots, marking off safety zones or traffic lanes in a warehouse, caution signs, and the like. This can actually help you avoid fines you might face if your building's paint job doesn't meet local building codes.
Inspection of surfaces
An experienced commercial painter will take time to inspect every surface to be painted, to see how it needs to be prepared; this includes metal handrails and the concrete floors mentioned above. If a commercial painter were to notice that any surface is not in good condition and cannot be fixed with a good sanding or grinding, they may bring this to your attention. Having large chips in the concrete on your floors or steps, or handrails that are completely rusted through, may mean safety violations in your building. You can then address these surfaces and other such pieces properly before they get painted, so your building is safe, up to code, and also looks its best.