March 2, 2021

Top 10 Benefits of Commercial Building Painting

Top 10 Benefits of Commercial Building Painting

The commercial painting on your building is much more than just something that provides utility. A new paint job can represent your company’s brand and your commitment to your clients who rely on your building, and it also protects the value of your property. The benefits of commercial painting are quite numerous, and a fresh coat is something we at Oahu Pro Printers help Hawaii’s business property owners with regularly.

If you’re thinking of whether or not to move forward with an exterior paint job to repaint your commercial building, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the top ten reasons to paint your commercial property.

Reasons to Paint Commercial Property

From generating new interest from prospective customers to ensuring that your workers have somewhere attractive and comfortable to work, there are lots of reasons why commercial painting is important.

If you own a business, you need to know every reason why!

1. Rebranding

Reasons to Paint Commercial Property

Over time, your company identity is likely to change, whether in the form of a total rebranding or a simple color refresh. Commercial building paint services can help you stay on top of your branding updates, keeping retail stores, offices, and other commercial buildings in line with the style of your logo, brand kit, or other promotional materials. This is one of the key benefits of exterior painting.

Oahu Pro Painters can help your business stay on brand by matching your commercial property painting with your updated brand identity.

With commercial painting, you can change the experience that customers and clients have inside your business while also making sure they stay connected to your brand’s current and recognizable colors.

2. Creates Great First Impressions

The adage that “you only get one chance to make a first impression” certainly applies when it comes to commercial and residential properties, and another one of the benefits of commercial painting is that it can easily give you a heightened ability to impress potential clients and tenants. For example, painting commercial buildings’ office spaces well can send potential tenants the message that you are professional, attentive to detail, and committed to providing their business with a platform to thrive.

3. Attracts New Customers and Increases Profits

While we’ve always been told to “not judge a book by its cover,” it’s an indisputable fact that people are attracted to buildings with a fresh coat of paint rather than one that looks run down and in need of a refresh. Simply put, one of the best ways to attract new customers is simply to repaint a commercial building. And with more customers comes more profits. And this doesn’t just apply to the exterior. A well-executed commercial interior painting makes your business more appealing as well, especially if you have some tenants that can benefit from the overall look of the interior. For example, a shopping mall with a nice interior commercial paint job can make a huge impact on the success of the retail businesses operating inside, thus increasing the attractiveness of being a customer within the building and increasing your profits.

 4. Protects Your Investment

Commercial Property Painting Benefits

Commercial building painting is also a matter of protecting your investment. A paint job does more than just make your property look good - though that is also an important part of protecting your property’s value - it also protects the building from the elements.

Proper exterior painting work executed by skilled commercial property painters can stop bugs and pests from getting in, prevents mildew and mold, and creates a barrier between vulnerable materials and water outside.

If you haven’t kept up on your exterior paintwork, your property could be more exposed to these problems. But thankfully, it’s never too late to consider painting a building. A full consultation and examination of your exterior fascia and panels, followed up by minor repair work and stripping of old paint, can lay the groundwork for a new paint job that protects your property and even increases its value.

5. Changes the Mood of Your Business

We already mentioned that the best colors for commercial buildings can have a psychological impact on the people conducting business or visiting your business. But beyond just attracting attention in the short term, the right color choice can impact the mood of your business in the long run as well. Let’s take a look at some colors and what moods they convey.

  • Black gives off the impression of professionalism, strength, and authority. However, when overused on a building, black can be overbearing. It’s best to use it only as an accent rather than the dominant color.
  • White conveys cleanliness and modernity, of course. But one of the intriguing elements of white paint is that it works exceptionally well in a creative setting, acting as a blank canvas for ideas.
  • Gray has more of a utilitarian or practical feel.
  • Red conveys the feeling of urgency. There’s a reason why firetrucks and stop signs are red! But it can also spark appetite (see McDonald’s et al when it comes to fast food signage). If you’re looking to spark action and excitement, red is a great color to incorporate into your commercial interior painting.
  • Blue can be used to show reliability, calm, and tranquility.
  • Green often signals harmony with nature, but it can also promote decisive action.
  • Yellow and Orange can promote happiness, and in addition, orange sometimes can encourage impulse shopping.
  • Purple often conveys wisdom and beauty, but it also promotes creativity and problem-solving.

6. Meets Regulatory Requirements

Meeting regulatory requirements is important for a lot of reasons. It’s about keeping your workers and your clients safe, complying with the law, and protecting your brand. A dangerous building that isn’t properly maintained opens you up to liability and risk, and it can all be avoided by something as simple as a professional paint job.

For instance, if lead-based paint has ever been used in your building, many cities and states require that it be completely replaced… and even if they don’t, it’s always smart to replace it with commercial building exterior painting anyway.

The Oahu Pro Painters team can help you stay within the regulatory requirements while at the same time ensuring your property looks well maintained, attractive, and clean throughout the year.

7. Promotes Better Teamwork

Commercial Property Painting Benefits

Your team works better in a comfortable, professional, and clean environment. That’s where interior commercial painting comes in.

Something that might seem as simple as a paint job has a huge effect on morale. Walls that are cracked, peeling, and fading don’t do much to make workers feel as though they’re doing something important and valuable, and it doesn’t attract customers, either.

With a professional paint job, you can create a professional environment that is more attractive to customers and which gives you and your employees something to be proud of. Commercial property painting shows your commitment to your brand, your employees, and the services and products you offer.  

Professional painters can help you establish a color theme that looks good and motivates your team, which reflects your brand, and which puts customers into the kind of mood you want them to enjoy. Restaurants choose relaxing colors, retail stores choose “action colors,” and so on!

8. Looks Modern

Aesthetic trends tend to change relatively frequently with the times. Office interior design trends and commercial building design trends that appeared fresh and modern 10 years ago likely look tired and outdated now. Think about beige and earth tones with shag carpeting. Once on trend in the 1970s, nobody was in their right mind.

9. Increases Property Value

Commercial building paint services can increase your property value. When a good paint job makes your property look good on the outside and inside, protects its structure from the elements, prevents mold and the build-up of moisture, and even protects against pests, then that’s probably not a great surprise!

Resale value is important for any building, whether you’re planning on selling now or later. Some experts say that painting your property can increase value by as much as 2%, but it depends on the size of your property and how bad your existing paintwork is.

Whether you’re painting the exterior, the interior walls, or even the floors and cabinets, a quality paint job can make your business property more attractive to investors or buyers. Commercial real estate painting is an investment in the future of your building.

10. Helps You Keep Up with Competitors

How Often to Repaint Commercial Building

If you have competitors nearby, you can bet that they’re keeping track of what your property looks like. From exterior paintwork to your interior designs, competitors always make sure that they’re one-upping the businesses that offer similar services and products.

Choose the right exterior commercial building colors that reflect your brand, and put yourself ahead of your competition by showing prospective customers that you care about creating an attractive space for clients and employees alike.

If you notice other businesses in the area doing the same, it’s even more important. You can’t be the odd one out! Whether you own new property or a historic building, a professional paint job can breathe new life into your business operations and bring with it a host of other benefits that we’ve already discussed.

Types of Businesses That Benefit the Most from Painting

While just about any building can benefit significantly from a repaint, there are certain specific types of businesses that will benefit the most. Here are the businesses that will see the biggest return on a repaint of their commercial building.

  • Commercial Offices. Commercial office painting can stimulate employee morale and boost energy levels in the office. Whether the goal is a soothing, relaxed atmosphere or a bright, productive space, a paint job will correspond with the desired office environment.
  • Retail Stores. Improved branding is one of many benefits of retail store painting since your color of choice will be a big factor in customer choices. When hiring retail painting services, look for previous experience in commercial work, as this will ensure that your retail building painting project truly helps you build your brand.
  • Warehouses. With time, you may notice scuffs and scratches on your warehouse’s walls. One of the benefits of warehouse painting is that you not only eliminate these imperfections but also prevent peeling paint from getting any worse.
  • Governments. By painting a government building, you convey an image of success and productivity to the surrounding world.
  • Industrial businesses. The benefits of industrial painting are greater than just a commercial building exterior facelift (though this is certainly a pro). Skilled industrial building painters can prepare a parking garage, treatment plant, airport, and more into a space that can withstand the wear of daily use.
  • Schools. Creating a clean and uplifting environment is crucial for helping children navigate the inherent difficulties of being in school. There are so many surfaces in schools that will benefit dramatically from a commercial paint job, including hallways, classrooms, locker rooms, and cafeterias.
  • Churches and Other Places of Worship. Any place of worship, be it a church, synagogue, mosque, or other temple can benefit tremendously from a repaint. The goal of any religious gathering place is to inspire and elicit a connection to the divine, and it’s so important that these spaces look clean and well taken care of.
  • Commercial Spaces. Commercial buildings often have central areas where many customers and tenants spend a lot of time, and these areas benefit dramatically from a repaint.
  • Medical Facilities. No one wants to be in a medical facility that looks like it is not well maintained. A fresh commercial paint job for a hospital or medical facility can improve the perception of a medical center in a significant way.

How Often Should You Repaint Your Business Building?


When painting the outside of a building, it’s vital to understand how sun affects exterior paint. If a painted service is exposed to direct sunlight, repainting it will be required more often than not. Even a high-quality paint job will need to be replaced roughly every three years or so if it’s exposed to direct sunlight regularly.

Interior or Exterior?

Why to Paint Commercial Property

The exterior paint of your building is exposed to a lot more sunlight, moisture, and other elements than interior paintwork. With this in mind, watch out for signs that your exterior needs repainting. The paint on the outside of your property should be replaced roughly every five years or so.

An interior paint job, however, may only need repainting every seven years. However, commercial buildings that receive a lot of foot traffic should consider repainting more often.

Are You Client-Facing?

If you’re a client-facing business, you should consider repainting your building as often as necessary to keep the building looking fresh and clean. This is irrespective of whether or not the building or interiors receive direct sunlight or not.

When Is a Good Time to Paint Your Business?

It’s important to make sure that you paint your commercial building at the right time. The best time to paint commercial office exteriors is typical during the warmer, dryer months of the year. You want to make sure the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure the paint can be applied and dry correctly without any potential issues. If you’re in the middle of the rainy season or the middle of winter, we highly recommend you wait until things dry out a bit before applying for an exterior paint job. You want the best results possible, and timing is key.

When it comes to interior painting, the colder months of the year are an ideal time for a variety of different reasons, enumerated below:

  • Cost-Effective: In the Fall and Winter months, the cost for exterior painting is typically lower. Companies tend to be busier during the Summer months, driving up the cost of labor, but the price of paint itself is typically higher during the Summer as well.
  • Better Availability: If you’re looking to schedule the ideal timing to paint your building interior, the Winter months will provide you with more flexibility. Painters simply have fewer jobs to complete during those months and will be more open to working within your schedule desires.
  • Quicker Drying Times: While the months of Summer tend to be better for drying times for exterior paint, the cooler months are somewhat better for interiors just because the air tends to be less humid. This leads to more effective drying and a better painting experience overall.
  • Faster Job Times: In the cooler months, commercial building painters tend to work inside for longer hours, and that means your job is likely to be completed more quickly.


After reading this article, you’re probably realizing that a fresh commercial paint job on your building can do a lot more for your business than you originally thought. And frankly, we could continue to go on and on about the benefits. Now that you realize the impact that commercial painting can have on your building, Oahu Pro Painters can help you make it happen.

Our dedicated and experienced local commercial painters handle jobs all across Hawaii, and we help businesses make the most of their retail, office, residential, and commercial spaces.

For a consultation or a free quote, contact us today or call us at 808-460-6914.

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Top 10 Benefits of Commercial Building Painting
Written By:
Karl Van Zadnt

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