Reasons To Paint Your Commercial Property
Prudent homeowners understand that keeping your private home well painted increases your curb appeal and property values but did you know that painting your commercial property is also essential? Today we will be sharing five reasons to paint your commercial property. When you do decide to paint your commercial real estate, call Carroll Painting.
- Improve curb appeal: Curb appeal shapes how your property is perceived by potential customers. A business housed in an outwardly shabby or dilapidated building without good curb appeal will be passed over by potential customers and clients. Increasing your curb appeal through a new paint job can even increase the overall worth of your property. Repainting is also among the easiest ways for a business’s curb appeal. In short, it is essential to paint the outside of your commercial building to protect your access to customers and your property values.
- Protect your property from the elements: Many people believe that paint is purely an optional aesthetic feature of a building’s exterior but this view is very inaccurate. Paint is important for practical purposes in addition to its obvious aesthetic value. Paint protects your building from the harmful forces of nature including moisture and even in some cases UV light. It is especially important to maintain paint jobs in commercial buildings that feature wood or steel because paint stops these materials from becoming degraded by exposure to the elements decreasing the value of your property. In extreme cases (for instance moisture infiltration leading to mold damage) customer and employee safety can be threatened if a proper paint job is not maintained on your commercial property.
- Increasing the quality and quantity of potential tenants: Prospective renters looking for an apartment or office space to rent are more likely to approach and ultimately consider your property if it is well painted and visually appealing. First impressions are very important. Quality tenants are attracted to spaces that look well maintained; the general rule is to repaint your property every five years in order to keep that well-maintained look good tenants want though this may vary depending on the type of property.
- Improving your workplace; Another reason to paint a commercial building is for the benefit of your employees. A fresh coat of paint can help foster a positive work environment improving employee morale and even productivity. You can also embrace color psychology to positively influence the mood of employees by painting the interior of their work space a specific color. For instance, painting your office blue can promote employee productivity because the color is culturally associated with tranquility, peace, reliability, and security
- Eliminating paint damage: Another important reason to regularly repaint is to prevent unattractive paint damage. If you see that the last coat of paint on your commercial property is bubbling, chalking, stained with mildew, peeling, or chipping it is time for a new coat of paint for both aesthetic and safety reasons. As previously mentioned, damaged paint degrades curb appeal and discourages customers and potential tenants.
- Rebranding: Sometimes repainting is not a matter of aesthetics or safety but branding. Over time it may be smart to repaint your commercial property with a new coat of paint just like you update signage as your business changes over time. On the other hand if you recently purchased your commercial property for the first time repainting can be a good component of a strategy to build a new brand that is all your own.
Now that you understand the importance of painting your commercial property you will probably plan to repaint in the near future. When you do decide to paint your commercial real estate, or your personal home for that matter, call Carroll Painting for all of your painting needs.