Common Problems in Commercial Painting

Commercial painting contractors deal with the interior and exterior building walls. This can include painting newly renovated rooms, updating or patching existing areas, or covering recently created buildings. With experience and understanding of how the paint reacts to different surfaces, the commercial painter can deal with the following common problems that are known to arise.


Paint needs a dry, cool surface to adhere to, so when the surface is wet or too warm, there can be spots the coverage cannot adhere to. The lack of adhesion causes blisters and bubbles to form. To combat this problem, painters can prepare the walls or use fans to dry surfaces. Direct sunlight can also cause surface overheating.


In damp or humid areas, commercial painting contractors use a special fungicide in the paint to retard or prohibit the growth of mildew on the walls under the paint. If mildew or mold exists on the wall, it will most likely appear again as it grows up through the new layers.


Another poor adhesion issue can result in paint peeling right off the wall in sections. This often occurs when multiple layers of paint have been applied. Whether it is a problem with moisture under the coating or poor quality of paint, the experienced painter knows how to tell when a wall will have problems.


Galvanized surfaces with any type of rust must be cleaned before applying paint to prevent it from peeling away. A primer coat should be used before applying oil or vinyl latex paint.

Although there are many more problems that commercial painters can face each day, the list above contains the most common. With knowledge about various surfaces and construction materials, the commercial painting contractors can apply coverage that will look good and adhere to the surface for several years. Whether you need interior or exterior paint applied, contact a professional that can meet your painting needs.