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Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin-Williams: Which is the best paint for your project?

When painting contractors seek out quality paint for their jobs, they often choose Benjamin Mooore and Sherwin-Williams – two of the best selling brands on the market. Professional painters the world over have used these paints to great success for many years. When it comes to choosing which one is “best” however, that’s almost an impossible distinction to make.

How to choose the best paint for your interior and exterior (the complete guide)

From interior to exterior paints, few projects are the same, which means there needs to be different paints to handle every type of surface. For example, paint you use for interior jobs have different properties than paint used for exterior work. Of course, there are also the aesthetic preferences that differ between industries, property types and personal style, which is why paint manufacturers dream up every possible color under the sun.

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How to choose the best wall paint color for your office?

Paint colors influence how we work. The colors that boost productivity in one office might do the opposite in another office. The proper colors can differ from one industry to another. You also have to consider how the tones you use in your workplace influence your customers’ opinion of your brand. The size and shape of your office, plus the amount of natural light it gets, will also influence which colors will work and which ones won’t.

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Wall paint vs. wallpaper: which is a better option for your commercial property?

With wallpaper once again enjoying some time in the limelight, more and more questions come our way at Painters Inc. about paint vs. wallpaper – which one is better? We know how different one customer’s preferences can be compared to the next one, which is why there is no dead set correct answer for the question regarding which one is better, but there are situations where it might be more beneficial to choose paint simply because of environmental factors in a property.

Commercial Property Maintenance Tips

Commercial Property Maintenance Tips

Property managers must keep track of many things to stay on top of building maintenance. Structures should be regularly inspected to address property damage, ensure up-to-date safety measures, maintain cleanliness, and ensure necessary updates are made. Good planning and regular inspections are essential to ensure that your commercial property can be used for a long time without incurring excessive repair expenses. To organize and keep track of your building’s maintenance schedule, focus on four (4) key service areas: repairs, safety, cleanliness, and renovations. 

You can have your commercial building painted in Winter.

Can I have my building's interior painted in Winter?

As the weather gets colder and we find ourselves inside more often here in the Chicago area, it’s a good time to look around and determine if your commercial building needs some maintenance. There are many building types you may own or manage, including apartment buildings, condominiums, retail stores, offices, strip malls, doctor or dentist’s offices, car dealerships, manufacturing facilities … the list of buildings you own or manage for business goes on. Right now, it is a good time to decide if there are painting jobs that your building needs to ensure that it is up to code, refreshed, and looking great for the New Year. 

Commercial Building Painting and Maintenance in Chicagoland

What Chicagoland Property Managers Need to Know About Commercial Painting and Maintenance for their Buildings

For property managers, the end of the year signals wrapping up maintenance lists and focusing on updates for the new year. Power washing and painting are often at the top of these lists.

As a property manager, your knowledge and understanding of commercial painting and maintenance will determine your building’s longevity and success. Your role is key to making the best choices for your building. When it comes to commercial painting, it’s not an option to settle for anything less than the best.

There are a few questions you may have when it comes to commercial painting and the benefits of maintaining your building’s power washing and painting schedules. Here are the top five questions property managers ask when considering commercial painting and maintenance for their buildings. 

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How to choose the best painting contractor in Chicago

Choosing a painting contractor seems like a daunting task given the sheer number of them in the Chicago area. With a little research and knowing what to look for, the process becomes much less arduous.

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How to choose paint colors for apartments and condominiums

The colors used in condos and apartments say much about the overall residential experience. Besides choosing the right colors, you also need a professional crew to tackle the project on a schedule that meets your needs and at a price that fits your budget.