Why Is Commercial Ceiling Painting So Important?
When you think about painting and maintenance in your warehouse, hangar, or facility, what comes to mind? Probably high-traffic surfaces, like your floors, safety aisles, and line striping. Maybe slip-resistant coatings for stairways and handrails, or fresh paint for office spaces and reception areas.
All good and worthwhile projects.
Today, however, let’s take a different perspective, looking up instead of down. How are your ceiling decks, and why does it matter?
5 Reasons To Paint Your Commercial Ceiling Deck
1. Professional appearance
Over time, the structure of your ceiling will collect a huge amount of dust and debris, and paint naturally fades and peels. Depending on the nature of your operations, they may also accumulate residue, further adding to a drab appearance.
Routine prep and painting drastically improves the aesthetic of the entire space, making it more attractive for employees, guests, and clients alike.
Dark ceilings (whether they’re painted a dark color or are just dirty) absorb light, driving up your utility costs. Bright, crisp ceilings reflect light instead, helping to maximize visibility.
Dirty ceilings can be a fire hazard, especially if dust is allowed to accumulate near ductwork and high-heat elements. Routine cleaning and painting reduces the risk. As we touched on above, brighter facilities are also safer facilities overall for your team during their day-to-day tasks.
4. Compliance with health regulations
Depending on your industry, the risk of falling debris, dust, or paint chips can be a major problem. If you’re in the food processing world, this is particularly important, but it really applies to any facility.
5. Catch structural issues or damage early
Never inspecting or caring for your ceiling means that issues that could’ve been caught early go undetected, from surface corrosion and decay to leaks, holes, or rot. Routine inspection will always save you in the long run, letting you direct maintenance dollars in a proactive way, rather than be forced to react to a problem.
What Kind of Paint Is Used on Warehouse and Commercial Ceilings?
Dryfall paint is a go-to product.
We begin by thoroughly prepping and containing the space, including the floors below. This allows us to capture dirt, dust, and debris that’s dislodged during the prep process, and it also helps after painting. The beauty of dryfall paint is that any overspray during the paint process dries almost instantly, creating a fine dust rather than rogue paint droplets. This dust can be easily cleaned up, making it a highly efficient way to contain a large-scale commercial repaint.
Have More Questions About Commercial Ceiling Painting in the Bay Area?
Contact us at MB Jessee Painting! We have over 25 years of local commercial painting experience, and would love to partner with you.