Why You Should Plan Your Exterior Painting Project Now
Painting the Exterior of your Commercial Building requires proper planning. If you are considering painting the exterior of your commercial property, now is the perfect time of year to start planning. The quote, the approval, and the paint selection process can take place over the cold winter months.
Then, as soon as the weather breaks, we can get your exterior painting project completed as soon as early Spring!
Let’s look at reasons why you may want to have your building’s exterior painted, as well as some of the equipment we can use. It’s important to note that not all painting contractors are qualified to utilize all types of equipment, however, we can safely use any equipment needed to complete your exterior paint job.
Why Paint Your Commercial Building?
A simple reason to paint your commercial building is to retain a high level of quality and a clean atmosphere. A business’s appearance can have a huge impact on customer retention, as well as attracting new tenants. Maintaining and caring for your property can be done in many ways, but one of the most effective ways is to repaint the exterior.
Commercial buildings are all shapes and sizes, and have many different purposes. Warehouses, restaurants, corporate offices, and apartment buildings all have different needs in terms of paint and the projects might all look different, but the importance of a good paint job is universal.
Different Equipment for Different Buildings
There are different ways to paint a commercial building’s exterior, but how do you know which one is right for your building? Certain methods and equipment work best for single-story or low-rise buildings like restaurants or small offices, while others only work for taller buildings like larger headquarter type offices and high rises.
The equipment we use to paint the exterior of a commercial building includes scaffolding, boom lifts, and swing stage equipment.
- Scaffolding is a common way to take on a commercial painting project. This method works with any sized building; however, the general rule is that the height of the scaffold should not exceed three times the smallest base dimension, also known as the 3-to-1 rule. If this happens, it must be secured to the building to keep from overturning.
- Boom lifts are a less cost-effective tool used by commercial painters, but they can add some flexibility and mobility to the project, allowing painters to reach ceilings and other hard-to-reach places. There are various types of lifts, such as scissor lifts and manlifts, each with their own particular uses.
- Swing stages hang from the top of the building and lower the painting team down the building. This method is mostly used for high-rise apartment buildings and high-rise office buildings, like the ones you might see on the Gold Coast or North Shore.
If all of this sounds complicated, it is. Commercial painting takes time, planning, and an understanding of all the factors of a project, not just the paint and rollers. The good news is that we’ve been painting all types and sizes of buildings in the Chicago area for over fifteen years, and we can handle your painting project with any and all equipment needed for the best result.
Proper and Safe Use of Painting Equipment
At Painters Inc we are equipped with and experienced in the proper and safe use of all these different exterior painting methodologies, from using scaffolding to lifts to swing stage equipment. We are fully insured and OSHA certified.
Best Time to Begin Planning Your Exterior Commercial Painting Project
Right now is the perfect time to get a commercial painting quote for your building. We do a thorough appraisal and will provide you with the necessary paperwork to begin your company’s approval process. Prepare now to have a freshly painted building as soon as Spring 2020 arrives!