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Commercial Painting: Preparation is key to a great first impression

Maintaining the appearance of your commercial building is crucial for creating a positive impression on customers and clients. When it comes to commercial painting, preparation is key to achieving a long-lasting and high-quality finish. This blog post will focus on essential steps and tips we take to prepare your commercial building for painting.

  1. Evaluate the Current Condition
    We start by assessing the current condition of your commercial building. We’ll look for any signs of damage, such as cracks, holes, or peeling paint, and take note of areas that require repair or additional attention before painting. Identifying and addressing these issues in advance will help ensure a smooth and flawless paint job.


  2. Clean the Surfaces
    We will thoroughly clean all surfaces that are to be painted and remove dirt, dust, grease, and other contaminants that could affect paint adhesion. Pressure washing is an effective method for cleaning exterior surfaces, while a mild detergent and water solution can be used for interior walls. Proper cleaning will create a clean canvas for the paint to adhere to, resulting in a more durable finish.


  3. Repair and Patch
    We will address damaged areas and perform necessary repairs and patching. Cracks and holes will be filled in, and gaps with be repaired with appropriate materials, such as spackle or caulk. We’ll smooth out the patched areas and sand them to create an even surface. Repairing and patching will help eliminate imperfections and ensure a uniform appearance after painting.


  4. Remove Loose or Peeling Paint
    We’ll carefully scrape off the loose or peeling paint on the surfaces and sand the edges to create a smooth transition between the old and new paint layers. Removing loose paint will prevent future peeling and promote better adhesion of the fresh paint.


  5. Protect and Cover
    We’ll protect areas by covering furniture, equipment, floors, and other items with drop cloths or plastic sheets to prevent paint splatters or spills, and we’ll protect trims, edges, and other areas that should remain unpainted. Proper protection will save time on cleanup and ensure a neat and professional-looking paint job.


  6. Priming
    In some cases, applying a primer before the actual paint is beneficial. Primer helps improve paint adhesion, provides a uniform base color, and can help cover up stains or darker paint colors. Fresh Paint consultants help determine if priming is necessary for your project.


  7. Choose the Right Paint
    Selecting the right paint is crucial for achieving a successful commercial paint job. Considerations include factors such as the type of surface, the location (interior or exterior), and the desired finish. Our professional commercial painting specialists take care of the work for you and choose the appropriate paint type, finish, and color to meet your requirements and withstand specific environmental conditions.

While it’s possible to perform some of the preparations yourself, hiring a professional commercial painting contractor provides the greatest benefits. We have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to handle all aspects of the preparation process, and as a professional painting contractor, we will ensure proper surface preparation, utilize the correct materials, and follow industry best practices, resulting in a seamless and long-lasting paint job.

At Fresh Paint Inc., Your Image Matters

We are ready to help L.I.F.T your image for an impeccable appearance. 

About Us:
Fresh Paint Inc. is a trusted provider of commercial painting services in the twin cities of Minnesota dedicated to helping businesses achieve exceptional results. From evaluating the condition of your building to preparing surfaces and selecting the right paint, our team of professionals will manage the entire preparation and paint process.

Contact us today to learn more about our commercial painting services.

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