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Commercial Exterior Painting: Reasons Not to Paint Your Own Business

If you own a small business you may have considering do a DIY painting project to help cut costs but freshen your space. This may seem like a great way to cut costs but you would be amazed how quickly the materials and hours add up. There are a lot of good reasons to hire a professional to help you with your painting projects.

Exterior painting goes beyond cosmetic. Exterior painting does a lot more, it helps to create a barrier between your office and the elements as well. The right coating system is vital to protecting your storefront from the elements. The right materials, prep work and application techniques are needed to ensure your project is done properly and last the test of time.

The wrong materials or wrong surface preparations can affect the quality and overall look of the job. Beyond the cosmetic issues deterioration can occur is the paint is the wrong type. Painters see lots of extensive damage behind paint layers because the wrong materials were used on the wrong surfaces. A DIY paint job may save a few hundred dollars but the cost of repairs because of the incorrect materials can easily eat through any savings. Commercial painters are well trained and have the knowledge and experience to paint your building properly.

Extra hands get the project done faster. You will really need to consider if you have the time to do the project properly. How much time will this project take away from your customers? Your family? Your business? Also you will want to think about if you have the right tools to get the project done properly and how much it may cost to acquire those tools. A painting company has the tools and manpower to get the job done efficiently and proficiently. The results will also happen faster with a professional team.

When painting the exterior of a building you will also need to consider health and safety procedures. These practices are second nature to the professionals but can put the non-experienced painter in danger. There are heights to deal with, flammable and combustible materials and other hazards to deal with. The risk of injury is something you will want to think about.

A highly trained painter can save you time, money and effort. Freshening up the paint on your building can be a great way to increase business and professional appeal.

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