Prepare for Your Commercial Exterior Paint Job

Painting the exterior of your commercial property is a major undertaking and investment, so it’s vital to be prepared in advance to ensure that everything goes smoothly and you get the greatest possible ROI. Here’s some helpful advice on how to best prepare for your commercial building’s exterior paint job to ensure the project’s success:

Hire Experienced Commercial Exterior Painters

When you’re vetting contractors, make sure that any company you’re considering hiring has experience with commercial exterior painting, because it requires a different skill set than residential painting. Painters with commercial expertise understand how to properly prepare the various materials used in commercial building construction, they can recommend the right products to provide a durable, long-lasting finish, and they have the staff, training, and equipment needed to do the job right.

Put Everything in Writing

Once you’ve chosen a contractor, make sure that you have a written contract that details the exact scope of the work that’s being performed, the specific paint and other materials to be used, the start and expected completion dates for the project, and how unforeseen issues will be handled, such as the discovery of exterior deterioration that needs repair, or a delay due to bad weather. Your contract should also include a payment schedule, and details of the warranty your contractor provides on their workmanship.

Make Safety a Priority

Safety is a primary concern when painting the exterior of your commercial building(s). Depending on the use of your property, you may have to consider the safety of visitors, your customers, tenants and employees, and the crew who does the painting. Your contractor should have workers’ compensation and liability insurance in place in case an accident occurs, but be sure to ask if there are safety measures you should take, like cordoning off areas or posting warning signs.

Consider the Weather When Timing Your Project

With its heat and humidity, summer is obviously not the best time for exterior painting in Atlanta, but there are periods during the other three seasons when the weather is cool and dry enough. An experienced painting pro is your best source of advice on scheduling your paint job, but be prepared to be somewhat flexible on your project’s timing to ensure the best possible results.

If you want to freshen up your Atlanta commercial property and you’re looking for experienced, skilled exterior painters, contact us today at Pro Roofing & Siding.

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