When running a busy business, it is not unusual to overlook little pieces of wear and tear in your office space. However, when wear and tear are left unattended for too long, then it becomes a more complex or expensive problem to fix. As the owner of a small business, you have noticed that the paint on the office walls has seen better days, but which paint problems need addressing now, and which can wait?
Here are two common paint problems and their causes so you can decide how long to wait before you book in your local commercial painting provider.
Mould & Mildew
Mould and mildew are a common problem with paint in homes and businesses located in Queensland. This is because Queensland's climate is a humid one, and the excess moisture in the air creates the perfect growing conditions for mould and mildew. It likes to grow on walls and ceilings where there is little airflow, which is why you quite often find it lurking in the corners.
Mould and mildew are made up of fungus spores, and when these spores fly around the office they can enter the lungs of your staff and cause respiratory problems. So, this is a problem which needs to be addressed quickly. It is fixed by having the mould and mildew scraped away by commercial painters, and then the area is sealed, primed, and repainted to make it fresh again.
Peeling paint is not aesthetically pleasing, but it is not as much of a health issue as mould and mildew are. There are a couple of reasons why paint peels from the walls. One of these is the moisture in the air. If you notice both mould and/or mildew and peeling paint, then as well as getting the paint removed and replaced, you should also consider dehumidifiers in the office to remove the excess moisture in the air. Peeling paint can also occur if a cheap paint was originally used, or if the surface was not sufficiently prepped before the paint was applied.
No matter what the cause, your commercial painter can scrap the old paint away, apply a primer coat to the area and then apply a top coat or two. Depending on the size of the peeling, it may be necessary to repaint the whole wall to make sure there is no colour mismatch. If this is the case, then the job should be scheduled for a weekend or evening so as not to disturb your staff.
Now is the time to get your office repainted and ready for summer months ahead, all you need to do is pick up the phone and contact your local commercial painting provider.