A fresh coat of paint can drastically improve the interior or exterior of any building. Unfortunately, poor planning and subpar work by amateurs can lead to damage to your residents’ property, cause unsightly exteriors and living areas, and can even drive down your property value. However, with just a few preparation steps, you can be sure your multifamily project is ready for commercial painters in Louisville, Kentucky, and completed with professional quality work every step of the way. Here are some tips for painting a multifamily home.
Choose the proper colors and materials
The colors you choose for both the interior and exterior of the building should offer an aesthetic value that will keep your residents—and your neighbors—happy. After all, a multifamily building is a place where many people call home and should also be a place residents can take pride in, as an attractive, peaceful place to live and raise a family. The right look will attract new families to fill your vacant space available and drive your property value up.
For exterior painting, make an effort to fit in with the surrounding buildings and abide by any local regulations. Consider your existing landscaping, as well as any interior or exterior surfaces that will not receive a new coat of paint, and find a color that will blend in harmoniously with the elements you don’t plan to change. Finally, keep in mind the types of surfaces you’ll be painting since paint can look and wear differently depending on the material. Commercial painting contractors will choose a quality paint that stands up to wear and tear, prevents mold, and resists deterioration.
Communicate with your tenants
Both interior and exterior painting projects proceed more smoothly when you create a plan with the current residents. This will give you and the families who live in the building time to move furniture, make room for the painters and ease building access. When there is communication, everyone can prepare for walk-throughs during the planning phase, the painting itself, and during the final stages when you will need to inspect the work.
To achieve this goal for a multifamily building, where there are a number of rooms and surfaces involved, it is often beneficial to hire commercial painting contractors. One manager can oversee the whole project and coordinate an experienced team to complete the job quickly.
Prepare the surface ahead of time
Preparing the surfaces will be painted ensures a smooth look, an even color, and a lasting paint job. If the surface is not prepared correctly and the existing paint is chipped, bubbling, or cracked, simply painting over the imperfections is not enough. In this situation, all the old paint should be scraped away.
For interior spaces, all paint damage and drywall holes should be fixed first. Any damaged or deteriorated window and door caulking should be removed in favor of new caulking. Similarly, trim should be repaired or removed and replaced after painting is complete.
Choose a commercial contractor to ensure a quality, expedient multifamily paint job
Commercial contractors can help ensure that every surface in the building is ready for that fresh coat of paint and complete the task on budget and without inconveniencing your tenants. Contractors Inc is a skilled general contractor in Louisville, KY, with vast experience in exterior and interior painting for multifamily buildings. We specialize in helping you create a space for families to feel at home. Contact Contractors Inc for more information about multifamily building services or any of your commercial contracting needs.
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