One of the most common questions regarding commercial painting projects has to do with how long they will take. It’s natural to ask this when thousands of dollars are spent on a project, but there are many different factors that determine the amount of time a paint job takes, such as the type of surface being painted, the contractor’s level of experience, and the paint quality.
Here are the ways to better gauge how long a project will take.
Prepare the Surface Prior to Painting
Surface preparation is another important step to maximize the exterior paint’s lifespan. Before painting project, the surface should be power washed. Next, caulking, scraping, sanding, and prepping and patching of fascia boards should take place to prepare for the application of paint. If a surface is made of wood, the painter should also prime the surface before starting the paint project.
Make Sure Paint Quality is Adequate
The caliber of materials in the paint will make for a long-lasting appeal and protection for commercial building exteriors. Keep in mind that budget paints and primers contain fewer materials to bind paint and maintain color. If you use cheaper paint, your project will likely suffer, experiencing fading and peeling over time. A reliable contractor will use only high-quality paint for each project and detail what they use for you.
Work with Experienced Contractors
The paint used in a commercial painting project is only as good as the contractors working with it. The experience of a professional painter will greatly impact the project duration. If a painting contractor takes more time to properly scrape, sand, fill, prime, and repair when needed, the paint job will take longer. Knowledgeable painters will also be able to determine when your home requires a second coat of paint, or if you only require a single coat to complete the project. You should also make sure the painter is licensed, bonded, and insured to avoid potential issues.
Pay for Quality Services
While many may be afraid of accumulating a large bill and search for ways to cut the cost, investing in high-quality services can help you save money in the long term. Spending more to get the job done right can be worth it in the end, and reliable painting contractors will help you get the best services at the best value.
With these elements in mind, you can better determine how long a painting project will take, allowing you to schedule accordingly.