When is it best to paint a commercial property?

Each commercial painting job can vary so much. There can be so many elements to consider and juggle. It is a must that you have an experienced commercial painting contractor that can handle the job. From the insurances and licenses through to the logistics of wrangling the City of Sydney. You want a painting contractor that knows what they are doing in all aspects. They will also advise you as to when is the best time of day to have your commercial premises painted, based on your business circumstances.

Look out for an accredited Master Painter too. A Master Painter will be able to tick all the boxes and you can rest easy knowing you are getting a reputable company backed by the industry governing body.

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What to consider when hiring a commercial painter?

Are you new to owning a commercial property or haven’t had to have your property painted before? Here are the top 5 things to consider when choosing your commercial painter:

  1. Insurance – public liability and workers compensation
  2. Licensed
  3. Master painter – not a necessity but definitely an added bonus
  4. Experienced team of commercial painters
  5. Professional leadership

Ask your commercial painter for a copy of their insurance certificates of currency. Any painting contractor worth their weight should be happy to provide them and if not find another. This is an area you never want to be unsure or uncertain of.

An experienced commercial painter will also be able to discuss with you, your business circumstances and determine the best time to undergo the work based on:

  • Off peak season  – if your business has a period that isn’t as busy as normal, closes for anytime throughout the year for holidays or has skeleton staff for any period then that can be a great opportunity for us to come in and undertake work
  • Weather – if the painting is external then we will also need to consider the time of the year along with the size of the job
  • Logistics – if there is anything else going on around the property which may hinder us accessing the property? This is extremely important when it comes to external painting as we also need to consider scaffolding access and what’s involved in having this erected and dismantled.

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Ask about their previous commercial jobs in Sydney

Always ask about the background of the company and previous jobs they have done in the same or similar area. Discuss how they foresee the job running in relation to:

  • Timeframe
  • Number of painters required
  • Access to the premises
  • How the business in the premises will operate with the painters

Google is always a good place to start the search for a reputable commercial painter. Just Google the company name and you might be amazed at how much information you can find including reviews and feedback from past customers.

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Contact Summit Coatings for your next commercial painting job

We have been in the industry for over 30 years and are also Master Painters. So you know you are going to get a superb job and the process will be stress free too. So, contact us the next time you need a painting contractor.

 

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Why use a qualified commercial painter to paint your commercial property

Painting your commercial property can be a huge job depending on the size of the property along with the type of property it is. Whether it be an industrial space, high rise, school, office block, etc along with the location and access, there are many facets to consider and manage. So, you really want someone that knows what they are doing, are experienced in all aspects and that have a team behind them to support and help deliver your project on time and within budget.

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Why use a Master Painter to paint your commercial property?

Master Painters are experienced and have standards and ethical aspects that they need to meet to become a Master Painter. So, you can rest assured if you are engaging the services of a Master Painter that you are getting a qualified painting company that knows what they are doing such as:

  • Have all the relevant insurances – worker’s compensation and public liability
  • Knows and understands the law in relation to working from heights
  • Quality service
  • Quality work
  • Peace of mind you are using a trusted company
  • An experienced company that delivers on time and on budget

Any commercial painting company or business that will be carrying out any works should be more than happy to supply you with a copy of their certificate of currency for all their insurances. If they will not do so, this is a clear red flag and we would recommend running in the opposite direction and straight to us if you are in the Sydney area.

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Master Painters are experienced in all aspects of commercial painting

As a Master Painter, we are experienced in all aspects of commercial painting from the planning right through to the execution and clean up.

Depending on the size of your commercial property there are multiple things that need to be juggled, including:

  • Ensuring the correct number of painters are available during the project to ensuring it comes in on time and on budget
  • Planning the logistics – how access to the property will be obtained with the least disruption to your business and surrounding premises
  • Working alongside your business during opening hours while ensuring OH&S guidelines are met for your employees, ours and also the public
  • If scaffolding will be needed then when and where it needs to be erected and then also dismantled so it’s not in the way or holding things up
  • Planning and communicating so we are not disrupting your business but ensuring we are also following workplace OH&S guidelines and procedures to keep your employees safe, our employees safe and the public
  • Deliveries of materials are done in an efficient and non-disruptive manner to your workplace

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Why hire Summit Coatings as your commercial painters

Summit Coatings have been looking after the painting of residential and commercial properties for over 30 years. We are also registered Master Painters and our level of workmanship and delivery sets us apart from the rest. This has led to us winning and being finalists in numerous awards.

Our strata block’s whole experience of Summit Painting from initial quote, office back up and painting team allocated, was professional and seamless.”
Attracta Lagan, Head of Body Corporate, Scarborough House

No job is too big or too small for Summit Coatings so if you are in and around the North Shore and Northern Beaches area of Sydney get in touch with us now to discuss your residential or commercial painting needs.

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Is it time to get the house painters back?

How do you know when it’s time to get the house painters back, we hear you ask? If a proper job has been done by your previous contractor and they’ve done the right preparation, used the correct paint for the job and also applied it correctly then for the exterior of your home your paintwork can last up to 10 years (if you don’t have elements like sea salt to contend with).

And whilst the outside of your home isn’t subject to external elements, if you have young children or pets then it can be a close comparison sometimes. If kept in good condition, the length of time between internal paint jobs can be many, many years, depending on how much wear and tear your home suffers. And even when it’s time for a paint job, it’s more for a cosmetic upgrade than anything else.

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When is it time to get the exterior house painters back?

Ideally, you really want to get the house painters back for the exterior of your home before you see too many signs of wear and tear and damage. House paint not only plays a cosmetic role in your home but also acts as a barrier between the elements and the materials of the walls your home. And as the walls of your home are what is keeping you warm and dry we really want to look after them.

So, it’s a good idea to do regular checks of your walls and pay particular attention to the following:

  • Peeling and cracking paint
  • Any exposed bare wood
  • Mould or water stains showing
  • Chalky residue coming off on your hands
  • Improved street appeal

Also, don’t forget to check the paint on the exterior of your home around windows and doors as you don’t want moisture getting in around those or into wooden doors and windows. That can cause you all sorts of problems that are best avoided.

If you do decide to repaint the exterior or your home you may like to check out one of our previous posts on Exterior Paint Colours North Shore Sydney for some ideas and inspiration.

Exterior house painters North Shore Sydney before pictures

Above is the a before picture and below is the after picture.

Exterior house painters North Shore Sydney after pictures

When is it time to get the interior house painters back?

When it’s time to get the house painters back for the interior of your home, it’s normally more of a cosmetic decision as there’s not much damage that can be done internally that will damage the structure of your home. The things to look out for or that may make you decide to repaint or not are:

  • Mould or mildew – if either of these appears then act ASAP to rectify the situation
  • Faded paint
  • Damaged plaster
  • Renovating
  • Damaged architraves or doors

If you have damage to your plaster then it’s important that it’s is fixed properly and your walls are prepared to a high standard as a subpar job repairing the plaster will transfer into a subpar paint finish.

If you are thinking it’s time to repaint the interior and would like to check out some paint colours you might like to look over one of our other blog posts Choosing the Right Interior Paint Colour to give you some inspiration.

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How to choose the right house painters?

Now the question of how to choose the right house painters is very important and can make or break your project. Always make sure you are dealing with a company that is licensed and holds a certificate of currency for both Workers Compensation and Public Liability insurance. Don’t be afraid to ask to see a certificate of currency for both. If the painting company you are dealing with is reputable, then they won’t mind providing that information.

When it comes to Summit Coatings we are also members of the Master Painters Australia NSW Association Inc which are the industry association representing painters and decorators. By being a member we have a code of conduct to abide by both with our service and our workmanship so you can rest assured you are going to get a quality job from Summit Coatings house painters.

We also use quality materials such as  Taubmans Paints so between that and our excellent house painters you are guaranteed to get an excellent finish. Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your painting needs or to obtain a quote.

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3 Ways to look after your kitchen and bathroom walls once the house painters have been

Once the house painters have been and your walls look all fresh, shiny and new and you want to keep them like that for as long as possible. There are some great, simple things that you can do to help you keep your bathroom and kitchen walls all fresh and new looking. At least until it’s time for the house painters to come again.

Take a look at our top tips below:

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Once the house painters have been: looking after your kitchen and bathroom walls has never been easier 

As with all rooms, you have general dust, dirt, family, and pets to contend with but when it comes to your painted walls in your kitchen and bathroom you also have food splatters and steam. As our house painters use Taubmans Endure Kitchen and Bathroom paint, it makes caring for your new paintwork is much easier. Simply follow these 3 simple steps to look after your kitchen and bathroom paintwork:

  1. Wipe all food and drink splatters off your kitchen walls straight away
  2. Regularly dust walls with a microfibre duster or even vacuum your walls with the soft brush attachment
  3. Make sure you use your extractor fan/exhaust fan when cooking and showering or open a window to remove steam

Cleaning gurus even go as far as recommending you vacuum your walls as often as once a month when you consider the grease and grime that can build up from cooking and steam.

So, when you’re on your cleaning spree, don’t forget to clean your ceilings as splatters can even reach kitchen ceilings and dust and steam can create a not so nice combination.

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What to use when cleaning your bathroom and kitchen walls

As we said above, you can use microfibre dusters and even your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust – but if you need to remove more stubborn grease and grime then you may need something stronger. Stay at Home Mum has some great cleaning solutions you can make yourself. If you have any great cleaning solutions that you love to use, we’d love to hear about them so please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you’ve found works.

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Who to contact when you need the house painters back

Of course, you need to contact us at Summit Coatings when it’s time to repaint again and you need the house painters back. Or if you have another area of your home – inside or out or workplace that needs painting then please contact us as we can look after all aspects. Also please feel free to pass our details on to any friends or family that may need house painters too.

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