Have you ever wondered how professional paint contractors paint commercial establishments. Oh, they certainly use large amounts of paint, but the process is actually more complicated than that. Aside from the actual painting process, painting companies also carry out other tasks in order to complete their projects.
As one of the leading painting companies in Miami, we have a lot of experience when it comes commercial projects. We have painted and repainted offices, restaurants, condos, studios, cafes and various other commercial establishments. So if you’re a Miami business owner and you want to know how commercial painting projects work then here’s what you should know.
Before any actual work can begin, we will first need to check the client’s building for leaks, cracks, damaged vents, broken dehumidifiers and anything else that can cause problems during the painting process. If these problems do exist then we will inform you about their existence and how best to proceed.
Areas with leaking pipes, for example, can ruin the paint due to excessive moisture. So the leaks need to be repaired before any work can begin in the affected area. Another common problem are mold growths, which can ruin all types of paint. If we find any in your building then we may ask you to do something about them before we can proceed with our work.
After we have gathered all the information, we will draw up a plan for painting your building. We will calculate the amount of time, paint and equipment required to complete the project. Also, if you have any special requests or if you would like to set up some kind of time table, we will be more than happy to include them in our broader plan.
When we’re done, we will then present you with our findings along with our estimates, our plans and projected timetable. From here, you can make the decision on how to proceed.
After the inspections are over and the initial problems have been dealt with, the next step is to prepare the building for painting. This process is done to make sure that paint colors will last and that they will retain most of their original appearance even after years have passed by.
First, the surfaces will have to be cleaned, and the following items will have to be removed:
After we have dealt with these problems, we will then begin covering the contents of your building with sheets of plastic to protect them from our paint. We will also clean your ceilings and interior walls using high pressure air blowers to remove all traces of dust and oil.
Finally, if you have sensitive materials or equipment in your office then we are fully prepared to take the necessary precautions to protect them. Just tell us what you want us to do and we will take care of the rest.
After the surfaces have been prepared, the next step is to apply the primer. Paint primers or undercoats serve two purposes. First, they seal substrates to prevent chemicals from mixing with the chemicals on the finished coat of paint, and secondly, they bind the finished coat of paint to the surface materials.
It’s also worth mentioning that each material requires a specific type of primer. Wood, masonry, metal and even composite materials all have their own specific primer, and we maintain a large stock of these items for different projects.
Our company maintains sufficient amounts of paint primer to sustain an averaged sized commercial establishment. Should we run out of these items then we have the means to get more in a relatively short amount of time.
Now comes the painting process. At this stage, we will start gathering the various paints that we will use for your building. We will then apply them carefully and efficiently to those rooms which are included in our paint plan.
For ceilings and upper walls, we will use special sprays filled with dryfall paint, and for lower walls, columns and door frames, we will use special enamel gloss products. We are also prepared to give you a demonstration on how these items work if you so require or if you have any concerns.
Finally, we will carefully measure and apply all the lines of paint in the paint plan to create a beautiful and professional finish. We will also carry out our work according to your instructions and the project’s time table.
In cases of large or long term projects, we provide our clients’ with regular updates, so that they will be able to monitor our progress. Some commercial paint projects can last for several days or even weeks, and we completely understand if you want to keep track of our work. Just tell us when you’d like us to deliver the updates and we will be more than willing to provide them to you.
After we have finished painting your property, we will then begin the clean- up process. This involves removing the following items:
Once we have removed all the trash and extra items, we will then clean your floors, handrails and every other part of your office. We will then dispose of all the garbage ourselves, so that you won’t have to.
And that’s how commercial painting is done. In Miami, commercial paint projects are quite common and oftentimes messy, especially if you hire contractors with very little commercial painting experience. So if you would like to get the best results, we recommend that you give us a call, and we will be more than happy to provide you the services you need.