Painting your commercial building may not be as straightforward as it seems. The project can even be more challenging if you are new to a commercial building setup. There are considerable differences between commercial and residential painting, so if you are a business owner or a facility manager, what worked for your home may not do the trick for your commercial space.
Commercial painting is not just about colours and having visually appealing walls. You have to get it right the first time because the functionality, as well as productivity, of your commercial building are just as significant as its appearance. Working with a commercial painter is always the best approach, but it is important to have an idea of what the project entails to plan accordingly and avoid surprises. Here is what you need to know.
Going Bold May Be a Bad Idea
Bold colours can work for residential painting when it comes to brightening up the space. Unfortunately, for commercial buildings, they can be distracting. Colours tend to have an impact on the moods and even productivity of people. If you have a colour that is too distracting, the intentions of potential customers or even the productivity of your employees may be affected. While the effect in itself may only be slight, it is essential to make your commercial space as engaging and comfortable as possible.
If you are looking for the right colour scheme for your commercial building, stick to neutral or lighter colours. Your commercial building can still stick out with these colours. With the help of a commercial painter, you can find the perfect colour that will fit into the surrounding of the building, providing excellent contrast.
Remember that bolder colours tend to require more maintenance than their lighter, more neutral counterparts because the effects of fading can be noticed rather quickly.
The architecture of your building can also lead you to the right choice of paint colour. Modern buildings tend to look better with slightly vibrant colours, while traditional can work well with neutral colours.
Focus on the Scope of Your Project
There a lot of things to consider regarding the scope of your project. However, focus on whether or not your commercial building will be in use during the painting. This can affect your choice of paint. For instance, if the interior walls will be painted as your business activities continue, you would want to invest in low-odour paints to ensure minimal disturbance to both the customers and employees.
Pick the Right Season
Schedule your exterior painting project for the right season. Not all seasons are favourable for painting. For instance, painting at the height of summer means the paint will dry too quickly. In extreme winter, it may take too long to cure. Therefore, the best time would be in late spring or autumn when the temperatures are moderate.