Commercial buildings require care and maintenance, and this applies to the exterior as well. Rain, wind, hail and snow will all affect the appearance of your building’s exterior and will cause your paint to deteriorate over time. Repainting your commercial building is a must because it will help elevate your property’s appearance and will ensure you maintain your positive reputation.
If this is something you haven’t done in a while or are not sure if it’s the right time, the following signs will confirm that it’s time to repaint your commercial building:
Whenever exterior paint starts to fade, its condition will degrade, and this can eventually cause the paint to look as though it is powdery and will leave a white residue on your hands if you touch it. If you think this is the case with your building’s exterior paint, glide your hand along the outside of your building to see if a chalky film appears on your palm. If this occurs, it is time to repaint your building, but you must remove the residue and apply a coat of primer first.
Both chipping and peeling are big problems, so if you notice either of these happening to your exterior paint, consider them as red flags. Paint is a form of protection, but once it peels, it cannot function as a seal against outside moisture, and this type of damage will spread, so it is a serious problem. The same is true of paint that starts to chip, so if you notice these things, you need to repaint your building right away to prevent further deterioration.
Whenever small pockets of air become trapped under your buildings paint, bubbling will occur, and this is generally the result of water damage. If you ever see bubbling on the exterior surface of your building, you definitely need new commercial paint.
Mold or Mildew
If you notice black dots or dark stains on the surface of your exterior paint, it is likely that you have a mold or mildew problem or possibly even both, and this is very serious because they can lead to health issues for anyone in that space. You need to contact a commercial painting company right away if this is the case to protect your tenants and patrons from harm.
All signs and markings must be clearly visible on your walls, so if you see that these markings have deteriorated and are no longer clear, it’s time to call a commercial painting company to update your building to ensure all the markings are visible. It is very important to maintain a safe property that is well-kept, so you can’t neglect this aspect because you would be putting people at risk.
Demiri Painting & Decorating can help your building look brand new. We specialize in both exterior and interior painting, so if you are looking for reputable painters in the Toronto area, give us a call today!