A well-maintained workplace is often a more productive one. If an office looks worn down, most employees will have a hard time feeling motivated during the day. This is why it’s so important to invest in routine maintenance for your workplace. Tasks like vacuuming and mopping are no-brainers, but other aspects of your office, like your walls, may get ignored. The next time you look at your workspace walls, you might notice a number of marks, scratches, and other forms of damage. As these blemishes add up, they can greatly diminish your workplace’s atmosphere and lead to further problems. Aside from applying a new coat of commercial painting, what can be done to prevent these marks?
Consider Wall Coverings
Painted walls are commonplace in many homes and commercial buildings, but they’re not the only option. Wall coverings are a versatile and protective option for your office’s interior. The most common coverings are made from vinyl or palladium and can replicate the appearance of other materials, like aluminum or wood. You can also choose from a variety of colors, so you can still design your office’s interior however you like, even without paint. Wall coverings provide an additional protective layer over your walls to help prevent marks and other forms of damage.
Install Chair Rails, Corner Guards, and Wall Guards
If you prefer painted walls, however, you can protect your interior in other ways, such as installing guards that keep furniture and other objects from contacting your walls. Typically made of rubber or steel, these guards protrude from your walls, acting as a physical barrier. Not only are chair rails, corner guards, and wall guards functional, but they can be decorative as well. If your office has a lot of activity and moving furniture, these guards are a solid investment.
Use More Durable Paint
Some types of paint are stronger than others, making them less vulnerable to damage. For instance, glossier paints are more durable and easier to clean than paints with flatter finishes. Commercial painting contractors often use high-gloss paints for industrial facilities, which typically require additional protection. That said, glossy paints can look gaudy, distracting, and out of place in a standard office setting, so most workplaces go for a satin or eggshell finish instead.
Post Clear Signage During New Paint Jobs
The most notable damage can be done when an interior painting job is underway. If the paint hasn’t fully dried, it doesn’t take much effort to ruin the job. When you hire painting services to revitalize your workplace, make sure your employees know about the wet paint, and, more importantly, not to touch any of it. Clear communication can save you and your painters time, effort, and headaches.
Take Time to Touch Up
Not all knicks, marks, and damage to your walls can be prevented. Someone or something is bound to make a mark eventually. When this happens, it’s not the end of the world. Just make sure you stay on top of things and make necessary touch-ups if and when you notice something that shouldn’t be there. Of course, you must use the same paint in order to ensure the touch-up blends in with the rest of the wall. If you don’t have the right paint, or you’re unsure of what to use, reach out to your professional painters for help.
Whether you need help choosing the right type of paint, wall coverings, or wall guard options, All American Painting Plus can help you choose the right solutions for workspace walls. To learn more about all that we can do for our clients in Northern Virginia, give us a call at (703)-620-5563!