Painting your commercial property is one of the best ways to give it a facelift. A new paint job can brighten up your office, helping create a positive first impression for clients and visitors. Before you start a painting project, come up with a plan to make your paint last longer and give your office walls a spectacular look. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of common commercial painting problems and their solutions. Take a look!
Blistering paint can make the walls of your commercial property look unsightly and less welcoming. Blistering or bubbling is characterized by bubbles forming under the surface of the wall paint. A common cause of blistering is insufficient surface preparation. Painting when the humidity is high or applying paint to a damp surface can also cause blistering.
If you notice paint bubbles, burst a few of them and examine the backside of blistered paint and the substrate. If popping blisters reveals bare substrate, you have a moisture issue. To address the problem, repair your plumbing, replace caulk, and increase ventilation as required. Remove blistered paint, and follow it with sanding, smoothening, cleaning, priming, and repainting.
If blisters impact only the previous coat, remove them and the underlying paint or primer. Sand the surface. Clean, prime, and repaint.
If your dry paint film is splitting through at least one coat, your paint has already cracked or is about to crack. It is possible that the first coat was wet before the second coat was applied. More often than not, insufficient surface preparation is the culprit behind cracking. Applying paint with a heavy hand can also cause cracks.
If the damage is extensive, you must seriously consider repainting the entire surface. To repair a poorly painted spot, you will first have to get rid of all cracked and flaking paint. You can use a heat gun, scraper or wire brush to remove damaged paint. Scrape and feather sand the affected area. Clean and prime the surface. Repaint with a high-quality paint.
Peeling is a common problem on the interior and exterior surfaces. It is characterized by peeling off of an external paint layer from an older paint layer. Peeling can be caused by excessive moisture, clogged gutters, inadequate caulking, and roof leaks.
If you have paint peeling off a wall, scrape away the peeling paint. Sand to smooth out the affected surface. Apply a good sealer. Repaint with a high-quality paint. To prevent recurrence of the problem, improve interior ventilation using wall vents or exhaust fans.
Are you looking for a commercial painter near you? Look no further than Pelligrini’s Platinum Painting. We are one of the most trusted painting contractors in Santa Rosa. We are committed to helping our customers make their paint last for years to come. To make an appointment, call (707) 291-2615.