As time has proven repeatedly, the experience of managing and owning a commercial building is far from being a minor effort because of all the efforts and tasks you’ll need to handle. Other than paying for utilities and security services, the list of tasks that will require immediate attention is nearly endless.
Among the different tasks that you’ll need to take care of, the process of maintaining your building is something that stands out because of how much anticipation and planning it involves. This is especially true when it comes to repainting your commercial building.
Why should you repaint your building?
Considering that it’s not something that you deal with yearly at the very least, the need to repaint your building’s exterior can seem like an absolute myth in hindsight because of how uncommon it is. However, a thorough and objective look at your property will show that keeping an eye on the need to touch up its exterior is just as important as the tasks that you handle daily and weekly.
Because of their location and height, commercial properties face an inevitable need to restore their exteriors since the conditions they’re set in affect their overall condition and appearance. Over time, it is nearly inevitable for such properties to experience problems that can affect their curb appeal and market value, such as:
- Acid rain staining
- Residue from pollution and smog
- Flaking and bubbling from heat and rain exposure
When is the best time to repaint your building?
Contrary to popular belief, the perfect time to repaint a building is a subjective matter because certain factors like maintenance and cleaning frequency affect the readiness of a property’s exterior to be treated. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to enlist the services of The Brilliant Group to give your building the TLC it deserves, let’s look at a few key signs to watch out for:
1. Your paint is starting to fade
The sight of your building’s paint becoming much duller than it used to be is often the first sign that screams, “Please get a repaint done ASAP!”
You see, the paint applied on commercial property has an inherent duration date that ends depending on various conditions, such as sunlight exposure and the effects of severe weather. Regardless of how long it has been since a few coats of paint were applied, the sight of fading paint will always be an actionable sign because having your facade look like a shadow of its former self isn’t good for business.
2. Mould and mildew are starting to grow on your property’s exterior
When the elements affect your building’s exterior and weather down the layers of paint it has, it will eventually experience a combination of heat, sunlight, water, and wind that will cause mould and mildew to develop.
Generally, excess mould and mildew begin to develop on the walls of a property because of excess moisture that builds under layers of paint after they seep into holes created by weather exposure. Considering that the two growths mentioned can make your building look unsightly with blotchy stains and compromise its structural integrity, it’s important to get a repaint and treatment ASAP.
Among the different tasks of maintaining your commercial building that you’ll need to take care of, the need to repaint your property is something that you should be especially mindful of above all else. By watching out for the two signs mentioned above, you’ll be able to act on the need for a full-fledged repaint job before things get even more complicated and unsightly than they should be!
The Brilliant Group is a team of local painting contractors in Queensland specialising in exterior painting services for commercial and residential properties. If your commercial building is in dire need of a few new coats of paint, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience!