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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Painting Contractor

Commercial Painters in the Philadelphia Area

The walls, floors, and roofs of commercial buildings can take quite a beating. There’s constant movement, chemicals sprayed, machinery kicking up dust and other materials, and inventory being packed and stored. With all that heavy usage, these buildings will need the occasional paint job. To give you a good idea of when to call commercial painters in the Philadelphia area, here are some common signs to look out for. 

1. Fading Signage and Separators

Paint is used everywhere in commercial buildings and the usage is important for safety and organizational reasons. Lines on floors and a different color on walls will be used to separate work spaces and mark off dangerous or important sections of the facility. Arrows and other signage is used to direct employees and visitors. 

If you notice the signs and symbols that bring order to an industrial facility are beginning to fade away, it’s time to paint and avoid the problems that could arise. These potential issues include:

  • A barely visible sign in an important area is a safety hazard. There’s no clear direction in the case of an emergency.
  • Incompatible substances can be stored together without clear separations, creating further hazards.
  • Machinery or inventory drifts into unapproved areas with labelling gone.
  • Visitors or new employees can get lost in large facilities. Untrained personnel in the wrong area is another safety concern.
  • It places unnecessary strain on employees when direction markers are gone or hard to see.

2. Crumbling Exterior

The look of a deteriorating building exterior is a definite warning sign. Not only is it a bad look for a business, painting commercial buildings is about more than cosmetics. An industrial painter will use sealants and caulking to protect what is beneath that paint. Without that protective layer, damaging substances get to the foundations of the building. So it’s important to fix a crumbling exterior before there is deeper damage. 

3. Corrosion, Rust, or Mold

When a building remains unprotected for too long, water and other destructive materials can cause mold to grow and rust to form. It creates damage on the metal surfaces and threatens the foundation. While you may need additional help at this point, a professional painting contractor can detect these issues. So, if you’re noticing discolorations and stains, call in one of your local commercial painters. They can diagnose the problem and propose a solution.

4. If You Need It

Even without any pressing issues, maybe you just want to enhance what’s already there. Temporary markers like posters and cones are easier to accidentally move or be purposefully vandalized. Painting them is a safer and more long lasting solution. The colors chosen for your business also go a long way toward creating an inviting atmosphere for employees, visitors, and customers. There are times you just need paint. 

Contact AW Painting Today

If any of these issues sound familiar to you, contact our team at AW Painting & General Contractors today for a free commercial painting estimate.


Chris W.

“AW painting is an extremely professional and reliable business. Their workers are dependable and very accommodating to our needs and requirements. Their office staff is second to none. They are constantly going above and beyond to do everything in their power to fill my painting needs. I am the Maintenance supervisor of a high rise apartment building, and have dealt with many different painting contractors, but AW has definitely earned the largest bulk of my business. I would recommend them to anyone looking for work to be done on their property.”

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Free Estimates

No matter how big or how small your project is, we will provide you with a competitive quote and still offer the best service in the area.

40 Years Experience

Our experience has made us an industry leader. We specialize in what we do which means we have the knowledge to get the job right the first time, every time.

Direct & Personal Attention

We work with operations and property managers alike and provide one-on-one communication so your project is completed on-time.

We Work With Insurances

If your property was damaged due to fire, flood or natural disaster our team works with insurance companies to restore your property to it’s original condition.

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We follow all regulations and certifications needed by city and state to give our customers peace of mind when working on your business.

Large Crews Available

For larger projects, we have multiple crews available to get the job done on time so you can back to running your business without the worries of downtime.