Every few years, it becomes crucial to rearrange, renovate and redecorate our San Antonio commercial buildings to keep them up to date as well as keep your tenants happy. Superior Painting and Remodeling knows this almost always includes giving the building a fresh coat of paint. However, slapping on a fresh coat of paint can often be a costly mistake to give into if you haven’t clearly thought things through.
Before you choose a new color or hire one of the commercial painters in San Antonio to get to work, ask yourself these five questions to make sure you’re not making a mistake that will cost you in the future:
WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE ROOM?
Depending on the size of your room, you might want to go with a lighter color. Not only do light colors give off other positive attributes like the feeling of cleanliness and freshness, they can make a small space seem much larger than the actual dimensions. The lighter the color, the larger the room will appear.
Choosing dark colors can intensify small dimensions and make the room appear much more cramped than it actually is! If you’re painting a smaller office, it is beneficial to choose a soft, light color to give the appearance of space.
WILL THIS SHADE OF PAINT AFFECT THE VALUE OF MY BUILDING?
Before painting a building, you might want to think about how much a coat of paint can affect the selling process. Always be sure to choose a color that will remain a classic look for years to come.
Choosing trendy colors or colors that are more-cost effective but not aesthetic can often affect the value of the building entirely. You’ll either settle for a lower price or spend money on a fresh coat of paint that is more pleasing to potential buyers. Either way, the wrong color of paint may very well cost you money.
DOES THE ROOM HAVE MORE NATURAL LIGHT OR ARTIFICIAL LIGHT?
Do you have the classic artificial office lighting that can be found in thousands of offices across San Antonio? Is your office filled with natural light? Maybe a little of both!
It’s important to identify which type of lighting you’ll be dealing with before beginning painting. Be sure to look at what the color you’ve selected looks like in the area you’re having painted. Light often changes the entire look of the color, making some shades seem darker and some seem much lighter.
WHAT MOOD WOULD I LIKE TO BE IN WHEN USING THE ROOM?
Is the room a space where business meetings with clients will be conducted or a creative space where employees are encouraged to brainstorm and develop innovative ideas?
For a more professional look, stick to blues and off-whites. For more light-hearted areas, choose a muted light-green or even a pale orange! Colors truly affect the mood of the room. Be sure to do your research on the effect colors can have and choose a fitting shade for the room!
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE DOING IN THE ROOM?
Are you painting a break room or a conference room? These questions are important to ask yourself when selecting the type of finish for your paint.
A gloss finish can often protect the walls from potential accidents like splatters. For a breakroom, a gloss finish can clean up nicely in the case of a lunch-time accident. It also portrays a more laid back feel which is great for unwinding during lunch!
A conference room is great for a muted, matte finish. Matte finishes often convey a sense of professionalism and because the likely hood of a mess is much less, it’s the perfect place to use it. Be sure to think about the types of paint finishes before hiring a contractor to get to work.
Repainting your building can be overwhelming. With so many contractors to choose from, it’s easy to feel lost. Superior Painting and Remodeling makes the process easy! Contact a professional for a quote today.