There are many types of commercial buildings; shopping malls, small stores, rental offices and workspaces, etc. Each place where painting work is required will have its own formalities and issues.
To obtain meticulous results without smudges or visible lines, it is important to call on a team of painters specializing in interior commercial painting in order to team up with a valuable ally.
Painting a Retail Store
Painting the Interior of a Retail Store
To complete painting projects in a retail store, there are a few steps to follow:
1. Preparing the space
It is necessary to prepare the space to be painted before the teams begin their installation. If you want to paint the entire store (walls and ceilings), this means that the entire store will need to be emptied before starting the job. In certain cases, however, it can be possible to gather the products in the center of the store and cover them with a drop cloth to protect them.
As is often the case, most shop owners prefer to prepare the space themselves before the painters arrive. This allows them to reduce labor costs and ensure that their property is adequately protected to their liking.
If necessary, we remove lights, posters, electrical outlets and doors to allow us to properly paint all the corners, ceilings, walls, moldings, doors and windows.
2. Preparing the surfaces to be painted
When addressing the preparation of surfaces, this means that we must make them suitable for receiving paint. If necessary, the team of professional painters will fill in the holes and cracks, sand the unevenness and seal the stains by touching up the damaged areas.
Performing this step allows you to obtain a smooth surface that offers better adhesion.
3. Primer application
It may sometimes be necessary to apply a coat of primer, which provides lasting protection to the surface in addition to providing superior adhesion. This will be determined based on the condition of the surface, the color chosen and the old paint used.
4. Paint application
Depending on the dimensions of the interior commercial space, the painters determine the means that will be used to carry out the painting work. Two choices are possible; the traditional method as we know it, either by the use of a brush and a roller, or by the use of the paint sprayer (spray gun).
The sprayer method is generally recommended by painting contractors, since it allows you to cover a large area more quickly. You will save time in addition to obtaining a more polished result.
To ensure the success of this method, however, we must make sure that no drafts are felt and that all objects are adequately protected. As the name suggests, the tool pulverizes the paint, making it more volatile. It is possible that paint particles could end up in unwanted places.
5. Application of a finishing coat
The finishing coat, or second coat can be applied if necessary. Depending on the color you have selected, its covering properties as well as the color that was previously on the surfaces, two or even three coats may be required.
If the paint is applied using the spray method, it is usually possible to apply only one coat, by selecting the ideal thickness for the realization of the project.
Painting the Interior of a Department Store
The process for applying interior paint in a large store remains the same as for smaller stores.
The main difference between these two types of commercial buildings is that in a large building, painters generally have to work during store hours. This means that they will have to paint one section at a time, while remaining as discreet as possible so as not to interfere with the customer experience.
For the busiest sections such as the entrance and payment areas, it will be preferable for the professional painters to work outside opening hours.
Finally, if the building has a warehouse that overlooks the back of the store and is easily accessible from the outside, interior commercial painting professionals can use their forklift to paint high elements such as ceilings and walls over 6 feet tall.
Whether it is for the interior painting of your business or to repaint exterior elements, it is essential to have a team of commercial painters you can trust and who will have your interests at heart. Experience and know-how in the field of interior and exterior painting is required, especially when using different types of paint.
Since this is major work, keep in mind that the investment is worth the effort, in many respects.