Any serious business owner should do what they can to care for their property. Regardless of how great your products or services are, it’s your commercial structure many people may see first. If your exterior or interior walls need new paintwork, you shouldn’t hesitate to do so. Here are signs your business needs to hire commercial painting services.
1. Losing Business
Has business inexplicably slowed down? If you’re unsure why, you may want to check how your exterior looks. Believe it or not, your curb appeal is just as important in a business setting as it is in your residential one. People may not feel comfortable entering a business that looks shabby and unkempt from the outside, especially if they’re not familiar with the business. However, even some regular customers may be trepidatious, as they may question how your business practices are going when the outside looks worn out.
2. New Competition Nearby
Part of running a business is keeping up with your competition. Have you noticed any new business competitors in the area? If so, how is their building looking? Do they have a fresh exterior paint job, signage, and other beautiful elements to highlight their curb appeal? If so, don’t be surprised if more customers are going over to their business. However, even if you’re the only business in your industry in the area, you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. If other businesses have well-manicured lawns, fresh paint jobs, and other elements that show that they put time and effort into their building upkeep, you should make sure you can keep up.
Has your company decided to rebrand? Do you have a new logo, slogan, and company colors? Why not incorporate your new company colors into your exterior and interior? With rebranding, it’s an opportunity to give your business a complete overhaul on several levels, including your commercial property. It would be a waste if you had an extensive marketing effort on social media, outdoor signage, hiring sprees, and other promotions, but you’re letting your building look run down with a paint job that hasn’t been upgraded in years.
4. Poor Insulation
As winter approaches, do you want to sit in an office and freeze? Of course, you don’t, and you shouldn’t expect that for any staff that work in the building. So when your building has poor insulation, it can be uncomfortable for people to work for eight hours or more year-round. Whether they’re sweltering with humidity in summer or having to wear a coat indoors in winter, It may be hard for staff to stay productive in such conditions. Your exterior paint can help make your building more energy efficient. One way it does so is by protecting your siding.
Siding is material that goes outside any building and protects it from the elements. And in turn, your external paint further protects your siding. When your external paintwork begins to wear down, it makes your siding more vulnerable. As a result, it’s easy for your siding to develop cracks and other insulation issues.
5. Excessive Dirt
Your commercial walls can look unappealing when they’re excessively dirty. While it’s expected that your exterior will develop buildup from the elements over time, a buildup of dirt, moss, mold, dust, and other elements can lessen its aesthetic. Your interior walls can also see a buildup of dust, dirt, and in worse cases, mold when they’re not properly cared for. If your walls have become so dirty that the cleaning crew can’t completely remove dirt, then it’s time to revamp things with a completely new paint job.
6. Visible Damage
Do your commercial walls have visible cracks, holes, and dents? Having visibly damaged walls isn’t a good look for any responsible business. Your commercial painting crew can fix those issues immediately as part of their paintwork. According to This Old House, one gallon covers about 400 square feet of wall space. Don’t worry, your commercial painting crew will have more than enough paint to cover any damage they need to repair.
7. Fading Color
Do you remember when your commercial building had deeply colored walls that you could see from a distance? Have those beautiful colors begun to fade away? Environmental factors such as pollution as well as direct UV exposure can cause your paint to fade prematurely. If you have an original snapshot of how you’re building used to look, you can compare the original paintwork to how it looks now. Even if you don’t want to change the color of the paint, you can have your commercial painting crew come and reapply paint in the same color. Then you’ll notice a vast difference in your walls’ appearance.
8. Time Since Last Paint Upgrade
How long has it been since you last painted your commercial walls? Was it two years, five years, or 10 years? When did you last paint your interior as opposed to your exterior? It’s a good idea to keep track of when you last had your commercial painting crew work on your building because paint has a lifespan to consider. In most cases, well-maintained interior paint can last for many years. When it comes to your exterior walls, the length of time you should go between paint jobs depends on what region you’re in. Ask your commercial painting company for advice. They’ll be able to help you decide whether it’s time for a new paint job.
9. Plans for Expansion
Are you in the process of expanding your company? If so, commercial painting can help in its success. Are you planning to build up by hiring more staff? Unless you only hire remote workers, you’ll need to do some on-site interviews. So you want to make a good impression on candidates that you’re trying to recruit to work at your company. If candidates who are used to working for professional companies arrive at a place that looks like it’s unkempt and unprofessional, it may be a turn-off, especially when interviewing at other places.
Remember that your commercial property holds a certain amount of value. The higher the value, the greater your business net worth will be. By protecting and catering to your property’s aesthetic with exterior and internal paint, you can help raise your property value. That will come in handy if you plan on going to a bank for a business loan or grant. Remember you have to use collateral and if you have a valuable property, that can help you acquire the capital you need to expand in other cities or states.
As you can see, there are many ways a serious business owner can tell whether it’s time to refresh their property with a coat of paint. If you own a business and are serious about maintaining its value, protecting it from the elements, ensuring good curb appeal, and attracting customers, you need commercial painting services today. The first step in successful paint work is finding the right contractor with experience working with commercial properties. We are ready to assist your business with the upgrade it needs. Call our team at Pristine Painting & Coatings today for a consultation.