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Why You Should Plan Now for Your Next Commercial Exterior Painting Project

Posted Jan 24, 2022 by Dave Scaturro

 Why You Should Plan Now for Your Next Commercial Exterior Painting Project

While it is possible to paint your commercial exterior during almost any season, there are two that offer the ideal climate for the job: spring and fall. Yes, summer and winter could potentially yield a few days with ideal temperature, but spring and fall will ensure you and your hired contractor have more favorable days available to complete the task. Additionally, there’s an incentive to execute the desired paint job during these two seasons, as many businesses have a slowdown period right after a very busy summer or holiday season.

But why should you go through the trouble of painting your commercial exterior in the first place? Well for starters, nothing says more about your business when first encountered than its presentation. Whether you manage a retail store, hospital, restaurant, hotel, office or apartment building, the exterior of your structure makes the difference between people walking in and walking on by. Your business’ exterior tells potential customers whether you are a highly organized and well functioning operation, or a careless purveyor who pays little attention to detail. Which would you rather be seen as?

The Right Time to Paint

The first gauge for ideal painting conditions is the surface and air temperature. Both must be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 2-3 consecutive hours for most paints to dry properly and 50 degrees for most primers. With average spring or fall temperatures of 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit and relatively low humidity in New Jersey, spring or fall are great times to paint your business.

In addition to looking at the air, paint and substrate temperature, experienced painters pay attention to the day’s dewpoint and relative humidity. We use meters to measure the amount of moisture in a structure and will paint accordingly to avoid blistering and surface leaching.

Protection Against Weather Elements

When executing an outstanding painting job, experienced painters consider the impact the elements could have on a structure well beyond what’s going on with the weather on a given painting day. Some of the exterior preservation work that our commercial painters provide includes elastomeric, waterproof coatings and sealant application to ensure water doesn’t penetrate into a building. We have competent masons who repair loose mortar joints, and can tuck or brick point the building shell. We also power wash the exterior of the property to remove staining, mold or mildew growth.

Why waterproof a building? Doing so is extremely important for structures with any potential moisture contact. Common exterior surfaces such as concrete walls, floors, balconies and structural steel require different waterproofing materials that stand up to the elements and are flexible enough to contract and expand with varying temperatures. Mold and mildew from moisture buildup can create an unhealthy indoor environment for your customers and staff. Alpine Painting knows the proper waterproofing sealant application procedures as well as the right elastomeric coatings to use to prevent moisture buildup.

If at the end, the elements are too unforgiving to your building’s exterior, Alpine Painting can perform both repair and painting services to make your masonry look like new at a fraction of the price. We will not only improve your building’s aesthetics, but we will apply specialty coatings to increase its structural integrity for years to come. Some of our specialties include: concrete spalling, brick or tuck pointing, and reinforcement steel (rebar).

Give Alpine Painting a call today at (973) 279-3200 and get a free estimate for the beautification of your building’s exterior.

Dave Scaturro
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