As a commercial building owner, you need your interior and exterior paint to stand the test of time — it’s a reflection of your business, after all. At DANCO Commercial Painters, we know investing in high-end commercial painting isn’t a decision you make lightly. You want your paint to remain aesthetically pleasing and fully intact for the duration of its projected lifespan, and our team is here to help you achieve that. Below, we’ve outlined a few simple maintenance tips for getting maximum longevity and performance out of your building’s paint.
Perform Regular Inspections
At regular intervals — once per month is typically sufficient — perform an inspection of your building’s exterior and interior paint. Check for minor issues, such as fading and chipping, as well as more serious problems like rust, mold, and mildew.
Performing monthly inspections is the surest way to catch minor paint problems before they spiral into glaring, expensive issues, so don’t neglect this tip! If you notice any areas that require touch ups, special treatment, or more intense cleaning, contact your commercial painting contractors to discuss your professional paint maintenance options.
Practice Routine Cleaning
Routine cleaning is an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of maintaining any building’s commercial painting. To clean interior paint, use a dedicated cleaning solution, but be sure to test it out on a small area before proceeding with an entire wall.
Be sure to avoid harsh, abrasive cleaning products that contain stripping ingredients such as alcohol or other solvents. For a gentler approach to cleaning, a simple soap and water solution, rather than a chemical-based cleaner, can be effective for removing minor buildup from walls.
For exterior commercial painting, pressure washing is a quick and easy way to clear away dust and other outdoor debris while minimizing the risk of paint and coating damage. For stubborn stains, cleaning solutions may also be necessary. If your building’s paint has persistent stains, even after pressure washing and cleaning solution application, contact your commercial painting contractors to discuss touch ups for each affected area.
Practice Preventive Maintenance
Many commercial buildings contain heavy machinery that can damage high-quality commercial paint. Does yours? One of the most common culprits behind commercial paint deterioration is commercial air conditioning, which can leak condensation that quickly damages the surrounding paint. If you haven’t had your HVAC system and other machinery inspected and professionally maintained, you’re putting your building’s paint at risk.
Remedy Minor Issues Promptly
During your routine inspections, if you notice any minor issues, such as damaged caulking or minor chipping, peeling, or bubbling, take care of them promptly. Minor paint issues can quickly spiral into much more severe problems, and this is especially true for commercial exterior painting that sees plenty of weather-related impacts.
Not sure how to perform touchups yourself? Not to worry — that’s what our commercial painting team at DANCO is here for! We can perform a quick inspection of your building’s paint and recommend the appropriate course of action to prevent further deterioration.
DANCO Commercial Painters: Your Twin Cities Source for Quality Commercial Painting
At DANCO Commercial Painting, we’re committed to helping Twin Cities property owners maintain and protect their buildings with high-quality commercial painting. For over 30 years, we’ve provided a wide range of both exterior and interior commercial painting services, including high-end finishes, thorough prep work, quality caulking, and more.
To learn more about how we can help you improve your building, or to schedule your free estimate, give our team a call at 952-368-9951. You can also get in touch with us by filling out our contact form, and a member of our team will reach out to you promptly.