There are many reasons to repaint your business, but some are more pressing than others. Knowing what they are can help you plan your budget so you can repaint at the optimum time.
When rebranding your business, it is important that your building immediately reflects your new brand. This will ensure that you avoid customer confusion, partcularly if a large ad campaign featuring the new colors is part of your rebranding process. Plan to have the building exterior repainted prior to launching the ad campaign. Interior color changes can be delayed, if necessary, since they aren't as visible to the public.
2. Peeling Paint
The state of your building, both inside and out, can impact the first impression formed by clients. If the paint is chipped or peeling, that first impression may not be the best. Further, missing paint can lead to expensive building damage. For example, exposed wood siding is more likely to suffer rot than a surface with an intact layer of paint. It's best to schedule repainting before the peeling paint gets too severe.
3. Faded Finish
A paint job can seem to be in good repair, but weathering and age could have faded it to a shadow of its former glory. This can be especially unattractive if the fading is uneven causing areas with less sun exposure to be more brightly colored compared to those with more exposure. Fading isn't just a problem with building exteriors, either. It can also affect interior walls if you have a lot of windows. The effect can make some walls look grimy and dirty even if they aren't, so it's a good idea to repaint to freshen up and even out the color.
4. Mildew and Grime
Frequent cleaning can help prevent mildew and grime buildup. Indoors that means having the walls periodically wiped down or scrubbed, while pressure washing is the method of choice on exterior walls. Even with good maintenance, eventually, mildew and grime may become difficult to impossible to remove. When this happens, it is time to repaint. Consider using mildew-resistant paints outdoors and paints that are formulated to be easy to wipe down inside.
5. Safety Concerns
Old paint can also pose safety concerns. If the building was last painted 50 years ago, for example, there could be lead paint lurking. You don't want your staff or clients to come in contact with this dangerous component. Another issue is that safety markings may fade or become difficult to see. For example, yellow-painted warning lines on steps may fade, thus increasing the chances that someone will trip.
Contact a commercial painting service for more help.