Commercial Painting for Exterior Metal in the Bay Area
There are many benefits to living and working in the San Francisco Bay region, and it doesn’t take long to list a bunch of them! However, one downside to those ocean views and offshore breezes is the salt in the air. This means that exterior metal surfaces on commercial structures are more susceptible to rust and deterioration. For that reason, it is important to keep the paint fresh and well-maintained on those metal items.
Keys to Long-Lasting Metal Painting
In order to achieve the most attractive and durable results in your exterior metal painting, your commercial painting contractor needs to follow several key steps:
- Surface Preparation: Every type of commercial painting requires surface preparation, and in the case of exterior metal, this is especially true. The metal needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleaned. Any rusty or damaged areas need to be remediated. Additionally, some types of metals or prior coatings need to be chemically or physically etched prior to painting.
- Priming Where Needed: If there is any bare metal, this requires priming before a topcoat can be applied. Also, a primer may be necessary in the case of a drastic color change, or if the prior coating is resistant to the new topcoat.
- Premium Products: In commercial painting, most of the cost is in the labor and overhead. The cost of the actual paint is quite minimal, so it does not make any sense to go cheap here. A good commercial painter will apply only top-of-the-line products to your metal surfaces here in the Bay area, or they will simply not hold up to the effects of time, sun exposure, and moist, salty air.
- Proper Techniques: The method of application has a significant effect on the appearance and longevity of the paint job. A commercial painting company should have up-to-date and well-maintained spray equipment, and must follow industry best practices when using it.
Other Concerns when Painting Commercial Metal Surfaces
Every commercial enterprise needs to be concerned about liability, which is why MB Jessee places such a premium on safety in all we do. Our painters are thoroughly trained and regularly reminded about safety procedures, and we work hard to keep everyone safe: your personnel, your clients, and our painters.
Another relevant concern is the downtime that can be involved in commercial painting. Thankfully, MB Jessee offers our San Francisco area clients flexible scheduling to help you minimize downtime. That means we will work evenings, weekends, holidays, or whenever it suits you best, to reduce the interference with your operations to an absolute minimum.
Common Items for Commercial Metal Painting
Here in the San Francisco area, there are many exterior metal surfaces that need painting and maintenance:
- Fire Escapes
- Window Frames
- Fire Doors
- Structural Steel
- Traffic Barriers
- And much more!
Recent Commercial Painting Project
The photo above is from a commercial painting project we recently completed. This Shell gas station in San Jose was in need of some careful attention. Our commercial painting crews are ready, no matter what you need painted: metal, concrete, asphalt, cinderblock, stucco, wood, and more!