When having a commercial building painted, the experience is quite different than painting a home. A bold color that you love in your home may not be appropriate for a commercial building. However, even if you are not a professional commercial building designer, you can still make the best choices. Here are some things to remember when painting a commercial building.
Commercial Buildings are Larger
When it comes to extra large spaces, neutral colors often work best. These colors can more easily fit in with any other signage or logos that you have displayed on your building. They can also naturally blend in with the surrounding of your building. A neutral color will allow your logo and other elements stand out. If your building might have historical significance, then make sure to find out what your options are. If it is a declared historical site, then you may not be allowed to paint with certain colors and types. You may have to submit your plans to a governing body for approval before you can go ahead.
Take the Architecture and Exterior Materials Into Consideration
Of course, when choosing colors you want to go with a palette that you like and that will go with your brand. You should also take into consideration the style of the building and the materials and elements there are on the exterior. If building is Victorian, for instance, then do not use sedate hues. You should do what you can to highlight the Victorian architecture and make it stand out. The material on the exterior may not just have in impact on color choice, but also on the type of paint you choose. You should use different paints for wood, concrete, and stucco. If you are unsure, it may be best to consult with a professional.
Consider Your Surroundings
You’ve factored in your company’s colors, and considered the exterior of the building. You also must consider what surrounds the building when choosing your colors. Are you on a small property? If so, then perhaps a darker color will be more appropriate as it can prevent your building from looking oversized. What is the landscaping like? Is the building surrounded by concrete or is there a lot of nature? If there are lots of driveways, then it might be best to use a neutral color. If your business is of a more serious nature, such as a law office, then you may want to be more sedate, especially if other buildings nearby have sedate exteriors. If you have a fun business, then it might be good to make your building stand out from the crowd with bolder colors. Just remember that if you are located in an industrial park then you may have to check with the owners to make sure of what you are allowed and not allowed to do.
Do Not Be Afraid to Ask the Painters Questions
For a commercial project, there is a good chance that you will want to hire professionals for the job. This way, you can be certain it will look its best in the end. However, you need to make sure to have a reputable painter. Make sure that any company you choose is bonded, insured, and even licensed to protect your business. You can ask for references and job examples as well so that you have an opinion on their handiwork ahead of time. Painting the exterior is a big investment, and it is the first thing many people will see of your building. It is vital that it looks great and attracts clients. You do not want your building to be a source for negative feelings towards your business. You also want the work to take place during the smallest time frame possible to prevent disruptions, so be sure to ask your potential painters about their timelines.
Painting the exterior of your commercial building can be a highly stressful project. Use these tips to make sure that your building looks fantastic when the work is finished.
Edina Painting can help you select the best option for your building and can deliver a professional paint job to help your home look elegant for years to come. Contact us online or call us at 612-987-4010.