For business managers, it’s often tempting to focus more on utilitarian improvements such as insulation or energy-efficient appliances, but the actual building is the first thing that many clients see about a company. The interior and exterior appearance can affect everything from employee morale to your reputability, and a professional paint job is one of the most cost-effective ways to revitalize your brand image. But it’s easy to underestimate the importance of hiring a licensed and certified painting professional. Read to learn more about how a professional can help you avoid some potentially costly painting mistakes:
Choosing the Right Paint.
Color is obviously a top priority for a new paint job, but professional painters also look for two other important qualities when selecting paint for high-traffic office spaces: durability and ease of cleaning. Glossy coats are generally easier to clean, but it’s more important to use high-quality paint and primer to ensure a long-lasting coat. And if you have specific concerns about mold or VOCs, a professional painter can assess your building’s specific needs and provide a recommendation.
Preparing the Surface.
Many commercially available paints come pre-mixed with primer, but they generally won’t work as well as separate and professionally applied coats of primer and paint. Primer adheres to the wall and provides a uniform and even surface for the paint to coat, and professional painters have the tools and skills to avoid common paint imperfections such as running, peeling, brushmarks, bubbles, or color inconsistencies. A professional can also solve minor imperfections such as drywall dents, doorknob holes, or issues with the molding or ceiling. And if you do encounter any reapplication issues, an insured and certified professional will provide total peace of mind.
These are a few of the issues we at Williams Professional Painting can help you with. With 34 over years of experience in residential and commercial painting, we’ve built a reputation as a trusted, certified, and insured painter in the Alexandria and Washington, D.C. areas. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call (703) 768-8143 today.