How to maintain your commercial interior painting project
If you’ve had the interior of your building painted recently, you’ve taken an important first step towards investing in your office, warehouse, or other commercial property. Now that you’ve had your building painted, it’s important to maintain it once the painting crew has completed their work. If you fail to maintain your new paint job properly, you may need to have the work done again, which, of course, can be costly. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you protect your commercial interior painting project investment.
Have it Done Right
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your paint maintenance is hassle-free is to make sure it is done correctly in the first place. When your commercial building is being painted, make sure you work with a reputable painting contractor. They will ensure your space is prepped, primed, and painted properly, and they will use high-quality paints that are made to be long-lasting.
Pick the Right Type of Paint
A painting contractor will also help you decide which paints you want for your specific commercial building. If you are in a warehouse, you likely don’t want a flat paint that is hard to clean. In an office, you don’t want to use a super-high gloss paint created for heavily used commercial spaces. Choosing the right type of paint for the purpose of your building, coupled with using an excellent brand will make maintaining your building’ interior walls easier.
Dust your Walls
Allowing dust to accumulate on your walls can cause the paint to fade or peel faster. Dusting your walls regularly keeps buildup from happening, which will help extend the lifespan of your building’s paint. Using a microfiber cloth or a vacuum with a soft brush attachment is an easy way to remove dust or light dirt from your walls.
Clean your Walls with a Cleaning Solution
Cleaning your walls is another important part of paint maintenance. Make sure you test your cleaning solutions on a small spot of your wall first so that you do not damage your paint. Once you are sure that the cleaning product won’t strip the paint away, use a soft sponge to clean your entire wall space. You may want to repeat this process a couple of times in especially high-traffic areas, such as office hallways or bathrooms.
Clean your Interior or Exterior by Pressure Washing or Air Blasting
Many professional painters offer a kind of cleaning service for your painted and stained surfaces, known as pressure washing, power washing, and most recently soft washing. While it’s not practical to pressure wash the interior of your office building (too many computers, papers, and wood surfaces), we can power wash the interior of your factory or warehouse. We can also power wash the exterior of almost any building, floor surface that is not carpet, and stained spaces, such as decking.
If, for some reason, power washing is unsuitable for a location, we'll air blast surfaces at high pressure to remove dust and dirt from the interior or exterior of a building. Our OSHA trained crews are safety-focused air blasters. We provide our clients with top-rated cleaning services and are ready to take on even the most challenging of air blasting dust and dirt removal projects. Then, when the surfaces are safely air blasted or otherwise clean, the Painters Inc. crew can paint most any surface you’d like.
Use Protective Features
If you know your property is going to see a lot of use, make sure you are protecting your paint with the resources available to you. Door stoppers, for example, will help keep doors from hitting your walls, which can scuff and damage the paint. Rubber buffers, wainscoting, and chair rails are all also useful for preventing paint damage.
Repair Damage Quickly
Repairing any damage to your painted surfaces as soon as you can, will help you prevent the need for a completely new paint job. If you utilize your painter’s warranty or do some touch-ups yourself and remove or cover small defects, you will help extend the life of the paint on your walls.
Remember to save some paint from the initial project for touch-ups. This way you won’t need to do a paint color match, which may or may not provide you with the exact color you have.
We’ll take a look at your building’s interior walls and its exterior to assess whether a good cleaning can bring them back to their original standards. Get in touch with us today for a complimentary assessment of your building’s condition.