How to Give Your Business a Boost with a Fresh Coating of Paint

Monday, April 08, 2013

With sunlight, moisture and the effects of natural elements, paint can start to deteriorate and suddenly not look its best. It is typically understood that buildings should be repainted every five to eight years for the best protection. You have enough to worry about with your business and you have been putting off another coating of paint because you figure it can wait. This is understandable, but there are many reasons why painting your business shouldn’t wait. Here are some potential dangers and great benefits to crossing this off of your to-do list.


Dangers of Not Repainting:

  • With paint chipping and flaking, it leaves the wood underneath exposed, which can lead to quickly rotting wood.
  • Extreme weather causes siding on buildings to swell and shrink.
  • Improper surface preparation from the previous paint job leaves paint to erode more quickly.
  • Unsightly, blistering paint is due to loss of adhesion, which can be caused by moisture trapped under the surface, oil in contact with moisture, humidity or heavy dew.
  • Chalking paint is a powdering of the paint surface from disintegration of resin or too much pigment in the paint.
  • Wrinkling paint occurs when the top layer of paint dries before the underneath layer and is an error in the application process. This can be easily solved by stripping away previous layers, properly preparing the area and correctly applying a fresh coat.
  • Damaging water intrusion and air leaks result from neglecting to repaint the exterior.

Benefits to Repainting:

  • New paint improves the general appearance of your business.
  • A freshly painted business is more appealing to potential customers.
  • Repainting can actually increase employee morale and productivity.
  • It is a far better investment to completely timely maintenance procedures than pay for an expensive overall due to neglect.
  • Covering over the fading paint color will give your business a fresh look and be more noticeable to those driving down the street.
  • Frequently maintenance of exterior paint slows the deterioration of the underlying structure of your business.

Whether you are the owner of a chemical plant or the landlord of an office park, routine maintenance is essential. You need to protect your costly investment. For all types of commercial and industrial painting, you need a painting company that has had a wide range of experience and is properly certified. If you are looking for a contractor in California, contact Cor-Ray Painting Company at (562) 906-9770 or look at their previously completed projects and painting jobs (such as their work with the Angels Gate Lighthouse) here.

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