Commercial Painting; 3 Reasons to consider engaging a Professional Painter
A. Specialist surfaces and the know-how as to what is practical and appropriate. Consider flooring as just one example; factories, shops and even some offices have concrete flooring. The reasons being are that the construction is strong, durable and performs incredibly well as a construction material. With concrete, it doesn’t warp or rot so it can make an excellent flooring material, yet there are some considerations and cases where it is not ideal or where it makes sense to ensure an appropriate coating is applied.
1. Concrete is a mix and once dried it can be blotchy or vary in colour especially noticeable on a wide-open space.
2. Deterioration can be over a long period but this will vary dependent on the activity and the moisture levels, traffic and the actual fixtures and fittings present. The deterioration can be a source of dust particles which may lead to cleaning costs and environmental issues.
3. Aesthetics of the room can play a significant factor. For instance, a car showroom, plant assembly or a “clean room” environment etc.
4. Concrete is an alkaline material and can be susceptible to acids which will accelerate the deterioration. Substances such as many foods are acidic and will result in a deterioration, as will cleaning materials and other common chemicals.
Therefore, the requirement to paint a concrete floor is a necessity to not only improve durability, protect the work environment but also to improve the aesthetics of the work space.
A commercial painter will advise, supply and carry out this service in a professional manner.
B. Insurances and Accreditations. Many commercial properties fall into a different category than the modern home, such as, high ceilings, large floor areas, communal areas, shared access with other businesses and exposed structural metalwork. Therefore, it isn’t acceptable to have a painter and decorator up a ladder without risk assessments carried out, areas cordoned off and specialist equipment used. When a painter and decorator claims to be a professional commercial painter the client should look at the credentials in a bit more detail including; Testimonials, Insurances including public liability, Accreditations – IPAF, PAL, CITB, SDF, PDA etc. and Experience.
C. How long will it take and most important the impact to your business? When you have your home painted you have a simple choice, Do It Yourself or engage a Professional Painter and Decorator. Many of these considerations are the same with commercial painting, including quality, workmanship and professional finish but time is money when it comes to the work environment. If you paint a room in your house it will probably take you days in terms of preparation, painting and then getting things back together, sometimes much longer. Your home life continues around the work and you live with any inconvenience. Consider a large warehouse space, hotel, shop or an office space; can business operations continue whilst the work is undertaken? Time and people are your business and if the job can be completed in a fraction of the time the investment in engaging a professional painting and decorating company could mean you actually save money!
At Borthwick Decorators we have been working with businesses since 1959 ensuring a professional project is completed whilst minimising impact throughout. These are just 3 reasons why engaging a professional painter and decorator should be a consideration for Commercial painting work. To learn more why not visit our website www.borthwickdecorators.co.uk