Different Paints to Employ on Divergent Surfaces on Your Commercial Premises

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Repainting your commercial property is a substantial project. Therefore, it is always imperative to hire the best commercial painters so that the paint job not only lasts long but also makes a great first impression on your customers. One of the challenges of commercial properties is that they comprise a vast range of materials. From metal balustrades to timber cladding, these different textures add visual interest to the premises. However, the same paint cannot be employed on these contrasting surfaces. Hence, your commercial painter will have to purchase specific paints. Here are a few of the different paints that can be applied on disparate surfaces on your business premises.

Paints for metal surfaces

When it comes to painting metal, you could opt for either spray-on options or the conventional paint-on varieties. Your second decision is whether you prefer oil-based or water-based paints. However, before you choose between acrylics or oil, you need to ensure that the paint is manufactured specifically for metallic surfaces. So what are the advantages and drawbacks of the two options? Acrylic water-based paints tend to be the more popular option since these are easy to clean up, which means less of a mess on your commercial property.

Nevertheless, while oil paints can be messy, they adhere much better to metal surfaces and have a smooth, attractive shine. Notably, oil-based paints are labour intensive, so your commercial painter may charge you more. Moreover, the oil-based paints take a substantial amount to dry, so some parts of your commercial property will be out of bounds for a while.

Paints for masonry

If your commercial premises is constructed from brick or stone, you could be contemplating painting their surface to improve their appearance. And depending on the aesthetic that you want to achieve, there are a few paint types that you could consider with your commercial painter. One of the standard options people gravitate toward is elastomeric coatings. These paints are incredibly thick, which makes them perfect for covering up cosmetic damages on the masonry surfaces.

Additionally, elastomeric paints are temperature resistant, so their finish will not be affected if your location experiences drastic temperature changes. The second option that you can consider for your masonry surfaces is acrylic cement. This type of paint is designed primarily for stone and brick. Furthermore, it is designed with both anti-mould and anti-fungal protection, which makes it ideal for properties located in areas characterised by high humidity.


25 October 2018

Colin's Construction Blog

Hello, my name is Colin and this is my construction blog. When people think of the construction industry, they often just imagine guys in hard hats building brick walls. While this is a popular image of the industry, it doesn't reflect the true diversity of different contractors and tradesmen who are involved in a construction project. Lasy year, my wife and I decided to construct our dream home. I had to arrange visits of plumbers, roofers, electricians, surveyors and home builders in order to get the job done. I learnt a lot during that experience, so I decided to start this blog.