The Dreaded Clean Up After Painting

You can learn a lot about painting companies by how they clean up after an extensive project on a property.

In fact, this can be the most important step n the process and the one that restores your property or living area back to its original state (with a nicely painted area we hope). Many companies simply get an “F” when t comes to the crucial step, while others take great pride in it knowing that you are watching and this aspect of the job can be the final touch on a very successful paint or re-paint.

Here are some of the essential steps each company must take after your painting project main work is done in order to get it looking its best:

  1. Remove all paint, equipment, ladders and lifts
  2. Check for and remove all drips, drops and messes in the area
  3. Check for any smudges or places that need an extra coat
  4. Return all furniture, equipment, its original resting place

These are just a few of the basic steps that need to be taken to get your area back to its original living or working state. In addition to this, the painting company needs to make certain that the client is 100% satisfied with the work after doing a thorough walk through together and inspecting every aspect of the job.

After the walk through, and the client is satisfied with the level of work performed AND the clean up that followed then the remaining money due can be paid to the company for their services.

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How To Hire A Commercial Painting Company

We work with a lot of business owners, property managers, commercial real estate executives and building experts and the question we are always asked is: “who do you use for your commercial painting?”

This can be a very time consuming task for any of these entities simply because the process of finding a reputable and trustworthy company that isn’t just out for your money is a challenge.

We have used any number of sources over the years including just the basic “word of mouth” technique. The good news is this. There are a ton of online and offline resources to help you find a great company AND once you’ve found one, your search is over. As you will see later, common sense is your best friend. For example, a highly respected friend of mine who operates numerous properties throughout the Southeast found the best resource he’s ever had simply by searching for commercial painting Fort Lauderdale. This “free” search online yielded him the best company in his area and he has used them over and over again. Simple but true.

Most of the best commercial painting companies specialize in re-painting, have warranties, and will come back and touch up, repaint or do the entire job over. This is not to say that a repaint is free, but sometimes warranties will covers touch-ups OR you can use the very same company all over again in the near future (usually 507 years) when it is time to put another coat of paint on your commercial property.

As we said, we used word of mouth with many of the top people we work with in the industry, but there are many online sources to consult such as:

  • Your local Better Business Bureau
  • Your local Chamber of Commerce
  • Yelp
  • Facebook recommendations
  • Angie’s List
  • Thumbtack
  • Home Advisor
  • BOMA

These are just a few of the obvious choices, not to mention there a hundreds of others if you just do the research in your local area. In fact, one simple, but often overlooked idea, is to simply find a commercial property that matches the size of the one you are looking to complete, and inquire as to who the property manager is, and talk with them about who they used and what their recommendations are.

Common sense can go a long way. We also recommend that you look into BOMA on the local level to learn more about the industry:

We hope this brief article will help you find the right match for your business and needs and remember :keep it simple”.

For the record:

We’ve updated this posted to provide more information to provide details on a professional company we have been referred to by several readers who read the articles above and they can be reached at



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Tips and Techniques of Commercial Painting

For years, Purdy works alongside professional and amateur painters, observes them and answers many questions. We have compiled the following paint tips and techniques to meet your needs. However, you can contact us directly to send us your question.

What brush to paint I use for different types of paint?

Brushes with natural bristles for painting are made with animal hair and are very soft and porous. In the case of oil-based paints, most professionals choose a brush to paint natural with Chinese bristles (pig hair).

If you are going to paint a smooth surface with oil-based paint, the natural bristle brushes (White Bristle) for painting are the best option, since they are soft and flexible. When painting a textured surface, black bristle brushes are best for the picture, as they are stiffer and more resistant to abrasion. If you need an ultra-fine finish, the best option is a brush combined with ox hair.

Synthetic Filament: If you choose a water-based coating (commonly referred to as “latex”), it is essential that you choose a synthetic filament paint brush. The Purdy synthetic filament range includes:

100% black nylon

100% dyed nylon

Nylon/polyester blend

100% Chinex filament

Chinex / nylon mix

Chinex / polyester blend

Chinex / nylon / polyester blend

Brushes that include a polyester blend, such as our XL , Elite, and PRO-EXTRA series, maintain better flexibility than 100 percent nylon brushes. This feature allows the professional paintbrushes XL, Elite or PRO-EXTRA to have a good and even performance in hot and humid climates.

When painting exclusively covered spaces in controlled climatic conditions, the ideal option is a brush to paint 100 percent nylon, because the retention of hardness would not be a critical factor. Also, a 100 percent nylon filament allows the brush to release the paint more efficiently and to flow on the work surface.

It ought to be specified that Purdy manufactured fiber paint brushes likewise have an astounding execution with oil-based paints. This is because of the different handling and completing strides of our assembling, which diminish the engineered material and wipe out drag when utilized with oil-based paints.

To choose a particular brush or roller for your application, visit our paint device selector.

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Which Roller To Paint Is The Best Option For Different Types Of Paint?

Most people believe that all the rollers to paint are similar, but it is essential to consider the following tips on the painting to achieve professional results when painting:

Woven roller cover: Paint rollers made of woven material, such as the Purdy White Dove ™ roller cover; They practically do not tear because they are made with continuous thread. Each strand that makes up the outside of the fabric is intertwined with the inside of the material. These roller covers are prescribed for smooth surfaces, for example, entryways, and even walls.

Cover for knitting roller: Generally, knitting rolls made with knitted fabric are used for rough or semi-rough surfaces, such as rough coatings, stucco or textured walls and ceilings. We prescribe Purdy’s Golden Eagle  paint roller. This roller cover contains a high-thickness material that holds a lot of paint without dribbling.

Selection of plush: The more texture you want, the higher the cloth should be. The height of 1/2 in is ideal to create a splattered effect, common in most houses. The plush height of some Purdy textured paint roller covers is 1 1/4 in. This creates an extremely textured effect. Conversely, if you want a smooth finish in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry, use roller covers with a low 1/4 into 3/8 in plush, such as the White Dove and Parrot ™ paint roller covers.

Paint tips for working edges with Purdy brushes.

The “border work” is the art of drawing a straight line that separates two colors using only the brush to paint, without masking tape or accessories. It is common for the color of one wall and the color of the ceiling to be different. When working the edges, follow these simple rules:

Use a fully charged brush.

With the brush parallel to the area to be worked on, let the paintbrush open in semi-oval shape and take it to the line you want to draw. Follow the path until the paint line starts to stutter. Repeat the procedure. It is better to trace when exhaling or, holding your breath. How to select Commercial painter?

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