How Weather Conditions Impact Industrial Protective Coatings in Vancouver

Covering surfaces with paint can protect them against damage caused by salt, chemicals and extreme temperature swings. However, an industrial coating is unlikely to be as effective as it could be if it’s not applied correctly. Fortunately, the commercial painting professionals at Fresh Look Painting in Vancouver WA can paint a parking lot, guardrails or other surfaces in a timely and affordable manner.

Cold Weather Conditions Play a Role in Commercial Painting Projects

Ideally, paint won’t be applied to a surface unless temperatures are expected to remain above freezing for more than 48 consecutive hours. This is because the material won’t adhere to the surface that it is meant to protect if it is exposed to cold temperatures. It’s also important to understand that most protective coatings are meant to be applied when it is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Although most materials will say that they offer protection in all types of weather conditions, this is generally only true after it has had time to fully dry.

Extremely Warm Temperatures Can Also Wreak Havoc on Paint

If a protective coating is applied on an extremely hot day, it could cause it to dry too quickly. In many cases, this will cause the material to blister or flake, which will result in reduced performance. However, if a project is completed on a humid day, it could prolong the drying process, which may also reduce the effectiveness of any material used to protect your property’s exterior surfaces. It’s important to note that the air can be rather humid even if it’s not particularly hot outside.

Be Aware of Sudden Changes to Weather Conditions

Rain can make it almost impossible for paint to dry in a timely manner, and in some cases, it may mean that multiple coats have to be applied. Of course, adding additional coats of paint means that your commercial property maintenance project is going to be more expensive than you expected. Furthermore, the longer a crew has to spend on your property, the more it will charge in labor costs. If you do choose Fresh Look to be your industrial painting contractor, we’ll take time to discuss what might happen if a project has to be prolonged because of weather.

Our Team Can Handle Challenging Environments

We understand that the weather can pose significant challenges to the completion of an exterior painting project throughout the year. However, we have extensive knowledge of various paint products and how they’ll react to various temperatures and moisture levels. Furthermore, we have a thorough understanding of the various best practices that allow us to complete a project in less time without sacrificing quality.

We Only Hire Experienced Tradespeople

One of the ways that we set ourselves apart from the competition is by hiring employees who have extensive experience in the field. This minimizes the risk of a mistake occurring that could delay a project by hours or days. Classifying our workers as employees also ensures that we have control over the techniques and tools that are used to complete a job.

We Are A Fully Licensed and Insured Industrial Painting Contractor

The state of Washington requires our crew to adhere to high standards when serving our customers. Hiring a licensed industrial painting contractor means that the job is most likely going to be done right the first time. Furthermore, you can feel good that the job will be completed using quality materials that are designed to last for many years to come.

The fact that we carry insurance means that we are liable for anything that happens to your commercial property while we are painting it. If walkways, walls, or other surfaces are damaged, we can pay to have them repaired in a timely manner. In addition to ensuring that your property is safe to use, keeping your building free of damage can make it easier to make a good impression on your customers.

It’s also worth noting that we carry workers’ compensation insurance for our employees. This means that they can file a claim with our coverage provider as opposed to taking your firm to court to recover damages if anyone gets hurt while on your premises. If your commercial property could use protection against the elements, call the folks at Fresh Look Painting today. During an initial consultation, we’ll be able to provide a free price quote, an estimated project timeline and the types of paint that might offer the most protection for your property. Our customer service team will also take time to answer any other questions that you might have about your upcoming project.