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.
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!
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.
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.
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, a neat and well-executed commercial office painting will send potential tenants the message that you are professional, attentive to detail, and committed to providing their business with a platform to thrive.
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.
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 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 take action. 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.
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.
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 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.
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. It 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 which 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The exterior paint of your building is exposed to a lot more sunlight, moisture, and other elements than interior paintwork. 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.
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.
It’s important to make sure that you paint your commercial building at the right time. Commercial office painting exteriors are typically best completed 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:
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.