If you own or operate a warehouse as part of your business, you know it can be challenging to maintain such a large and bustling space. However, the appearance of your warehouse is important to your brand and your business’s reputation. Kane Painting is experienced in all types of commercial painting, including warehouses. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of warehouse painting services and provide guidance to help you hire the right contractor for the job.

Signs It’s Time to Paint Your Warehouse

Because deterioration, chipping, and fading can happen over time, you might not be aware that your warehouse is in need of painting. Warehouses tend to take quite a bit of abuse throughout the normal course of business, so they generally need to be repainted every three to five years. Signs it’s time to schedule warehouse painting include:

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  • Fading or peeling paint: take a good look at your walls, floors, and ceilings. It might not be immediately obvious, but if you inspect your paint closely, you could notice spots where the paint has faded, is scuffed, or otherwise begun to look worn.
  • Rust or corrosion: Not only is deterioration unsightly, but rust and corrosion are signs of damage. Paint improves the appearance of your warehouse and protects your building from deterioration caused by water and humidity.
  • Damaged floor markings: to meet OSHA safety guidelines, most warehouses have directional arrows and other painted floor markings. If these are wearing away, repaint them to maintain employee safety.
  • Water damage: When water stains, mold, or mildew appear on walls or ceilings, it’s important to treat the problem at its source and repair and repaint to stop mold and mildew from spreading.
  • Exterior signs: Rain, sun, and snow can wreak havoc on your building. Address rust or fading, flaking, or cracking paint on the siding, roof, or trim of the warehouse.

How Regular Warehouse Painting Protects Your Property

While keeping your warehouse looking good is good business, there are financial benefits to regular warehouse painting as well. Regularly painting prevents damage to your facility. Correctly chosen paints and coatings can prevent damage from wear and tear, moisture, and more. Well-painted surfaces are also easier to clean and maintain than chipped or rusted ones. Regular painting can also save you money over time as neglected surfaces can be costly to repair or replace.

Choosing Warehouse Paint

Selecting paint for a warehouse can be difficult because there are many types of industrial paints and coatings on the market. Some will be better for your individual property than others (such as those that are appropriate for metal or provide moisture resistance or UV protection). Because their expertise can help you in making the correct paint selection, hiring a commercial painter experienced in warehouse painting is a smart idea.

What color should you choose for your warehouse? You could choose your brand colors but other factors, such as the psychological impact of colors, are worthy of consideration as well. It’s been suggested that white, for instance, energizes a space. Light gray and bright colors like red and yellow are also said to be good for morale and encourage creativity. For a calming effect, soft blues are a good choice.

It’s also important to consider safety when selecting colors for high-traffic areas or hazardous zones. Bright colors can be used to highlight potential hazards, while neutral colors can be used for walls and ceilings to reduce glare and eye strain.

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Choosing the Right Warehouse Painter

Choosing an experienced commercial painter is the most important decision you can make when planning a warehouse painting project. Experience is key when it comes to industrial painting because these projects require specific product knowledge and skills. Look for painters who have proven experience with projects like yours, the knowledge to work with various surface types, and those who use high-quality materials.

Another important factor to consider is whether the painter has proper licensing and insurance. This ensures that you are protected from any accidents or damages that may occur during the project. Also, ask for past customer references.

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It’s also beneficial to choose a painter who values communication and will provide regular updates throughout the project timeline.

Ultimately, choosing an experienced commercial painter sets your project up for success by ensuring quality workmanship, adherence to safety standards, expert advice on material selection, as well as delivering realistic timelines and budget expectations.

Kane Painting is one of the Akron area’s most reputable and experienced painters of both residential and commercial properties, such as warehouses. A family-owned company who prides itself on being part of the community, Kane brings more than 18 years of experience to your project. We work efficiently to minimize downtime and disruption to your operation, getting you back to business as usual in your fresh, clean warehouse space.