Education is one of the most important societal institutions. Children go to school to learn social skills, language, history, math, abstract concepts, and to hone their creative impulses. Without good schools, kids have a harder time reaching their full potential, and teachers struggle to help their students. On the other hand, a well-maintained school makes for a better learning environment. Let’s examine how and why this is.

Fewer Distractions

Whether in school or at work, we all know how easy it is to become distracted. We might not be able to eliminate all distractions, but some can be mitigated. A disorganized, messy classroom distracts everyone in it. Teachers have a harder time finding their materials, while students may feed off the chaos and refuse to follow instructions. When a school’s walls and ceilings are chipping, students will have a harder time paying attention to the class material. Instead, they’ll want to leave or compensate by talking to one another and playing games.

Hiring an interior painting contractor to freshen up the walls of a school or classroom can make a major difference. Additionally, teachers should do their best to organize their classrooms. This way, teachers and students know where things are and can spend more time focusing on learning.

Brighter Learning Environment

Investing in commercial painting won’t just help students focus, it will also generate a more positive atmosphere. Most kids aren’t thrilled to come to school. Drab walls and faded colors only make the walls feel more confining. By maintaining a school’s paint job, the walls will stay bright and fresh. Students will feel more energized once they enter. Teachers will also benefit from this cognitive boost, and feed off the energy of the students, too.

Many modern classrooms have begun implementing greens, yellows, and oranges, as these colors are thought to stimulate brain activity and increase mood. Whatever the case, a fresh paint job always looks and feels better.

Safer and Healthier

Most importantly, a school must be safe for its students and faculty. An unsanitary environment means more sick days for students and teachers. More sick days means fewer opportunities to learn. Kids may begin falling behind on the material and teachers might have to recalibrate their lesson plans to make up for lost time.

There are many ways to make a school safer and more sanitary. A school should invest in top quality janitorial services, provide hand sanitizer stations for students and faculty, and teach students the best practices for keeping germs from spreading. Hiring painting services to freshen up the school is also conducive to a safer environment. Old, chipping, peeling paint can emit harmful particles in the air. Professional painters can remove any harmful materials and paint over the walls with non-toxic, green-seal paint to improve the air quality.

Schools play a crucial role in our society. Students and teachers should be able to work together in an organized, bright, and clean environment to maximize learning. Schools should use a reliable painting service to touch up or repaint the school’s interior and exterior when needed. This will vastly improve the school’s ability to teach its kids.

All American Painting Plus, Inc. is a commercial and residential painting and repair service serving the Northern Virginia area. If your school needs a new coat of paint or repair work, call us at 703-620-5563, or email us at for more information!