Commercial buildings can take a beating. The Arizona heat, intense sun, and those nasty dust storms during monsoon season can take a toll on the outside of commercial buildings and cause paint to fade, chip, or peel — exposing it to wear and moisture. Interiors need attention, too. Depending on use and occupancy, even the best paint jobs will show their age over time.

While putting a fresh coat of paint on your commercial building can be exciting, you certainly do not want to paint any more frequently than is necessary. Here are a few tips from the pros at Ghaster Painting & Coatings to ensure you get a high-quality, long-lasting finish you can be proud of.

Choose High-Quality Paints and Finishes

Always use high-quality paints and coatings that provide durability. Using low-quality paints and finishes means your building will show wear more quickly and need to be repainted more often. You may save a few dollars initially, but you will pay for it over time.

Choose paints with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) whenever possible. Low-VOC paints dry faster, stopping “off-gassing” more quickly. Off-gassing is what produces that new paint smell.

Pro Tip: When getting a quote from a commercial painting contractor in Phoenix, ensure they itemize the products they will use on the job. This way, you can gauge the quality ahead of time.

Choose the Right Colors

Think carefully about the colors you choose because they set the tone for employees, tenants, and customers. While there are no rules per se, many businesses opt for a neutral color palette for the interior of office and professional buildings. Retail stores, spas, and other customer-facing businesses often use bolder colors to attract attention.

For exterior commercial painting in Phoenix, be sure the colors complement your logo and signage because the right colors can improve brand recognition.

The choice is up to you, depending on the message you want to send. Trendy can be fun, but it may need to be updated more often.

Pro Tip: Learn more about the science of color theory and how colors impact mood, behavior, and purchase decisions.

Preparation Is Key

One of the keys to a long-lasting finish is preparing the surface before the first drop of paint goes on the wall. You must ensure you have repaired any water or structural damage, holes, and cracks. Surfaces also need to be clean to ensure proper adhesion. External commercial painting jobs in Phoenix may require power washing to remove dust, sand, and debris.

Pro Tip: Using a primer will help the final coat adhere to the surface better, hide stains, provide protection against moisture, and create a better-looking finish.

Minimize Disruptions

In most commercial building projects, you want to minimize the amount of downtime. Always work with professionals who have the right tools, equipment, and expertise to do the job efficiently. Discuss timing and scheduling with commercial painting contractors in Phoenix to agree on a schedule that allows enough time to get the job done well while minimizing downtime.

Ghaster Painting & Coatings’ experienced painting crews work with you on scheduling. We work with your timetable, including early mornings, late nights, overnights, or weekends.

Pro Tip: Choose a company that has experience with similar projects in your industry to ensure your project goes smoothly. Check the company’s website for testimonials and ask for references and call them.

Hire the Right Commercial Painting Contractors in Phoenix

Always hire experienced commercial painting contractors in Phoenix to get the best quality. Look for companies with a long track record of success. You want to work with professionals that know the best practices for providing a high-quality and safe job at your facilities.

Never hire residential painters for your commercial project. Commercial painting takes years of experience and training to master.

Pro Tip: Work with a company that only uses full team members on its painting crews and does not subcontract painting or coating work. Also, require proof that all crew members have passed background checks and are OSHA safety trained.

Commercial Painting in Phoenix

Ghaster Painting & Coatings has more than 45 years of experience on commercial painting projects in Phoenix. We have tackled some of the tallest and toughest painting jobs in Phoenix and Arizona. With Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you will have a painless painting experience with minimal disruption for tenants, customers, and employees, and you will love the results.

Your commercial building is a significant investment. Contact the experts at Ghaster Painting & Coatings at 602.786.5034 or request an estimate to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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