Commercial Painting and Decorating

What to consider

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Painting and decorating


Elevate FM provides facility management services such as commercial painting and decorating across Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Commercial painting and decorating can make a huge difference to any property and includes:


Commercial refurbishment

Industrial painting

Exterior painting and decorating

Interior painting design

Prepping walls for graphics


Preservation of properties

Commercial Building Paint Schemes

Picking exterior paint colours for a commercial building differs from doing the same for your home. Whereas a bold colour may suit your three-bedroom home, it may not work on a larger structure in a business district. Keep the following considerations in mind when choosing the colour scheme for your commercial building.

Commercial Buildings Typically Are Bigger

A neutral colour palette may be the best option for a large building. Not only will the right neutrals blend with the structure’s surroundings, but they will also more easily compliment your business logo or any exterior signage. Allow these elements to stand out against the colour scheme, also picking up bold colours on accents, such as trim and doors.

Note: If your commercial building has historic status, know that your options are limited to those approved by the governing body.

Consider the Architecture and Exterior Material

In addition to picking a colour palette that you like and that would serve your business well, also consider the style of building and its exterior materials. For example, don’t paint aVictorian in sedate hues-use the architectural interest to make a statement if appropriate.

The material itself not only affects the appearance of paint colour, but it also may dictate a specific product to use. Wood requires different paint compared to concrete to get complete coverage. Your professional painter can best advise on this front.

Look at the Surroundings of the Building

Just as you factor in your company graphics, also look at what surrounds your building when choosing paint colours. Does it sit on a small lot? A darker colour will keep the building from looking oversized. Also ask: Do you have evergreen or seasonal landscaping?Are the driveways and walkways neutral or must their colour be considered, as well? What colours are the surrounding buildings? What services does your business offer? A law office, for example, would require a more sedate in tone palette than, say, an ice cream shop.

And just as you must follow guidelines and get approval if your commercial building sits in a historical district, the same applies if you lease within a business or industrial park.The owners of the property likely have architectural standards that all occupants must adhere to-check before starting the creative process.

Ask These Questions of Commercial Painters

When getting estimates for your commercial painting project, ask:

..Is the company licensed and insured in order to protect your business and its employees during the application.

... for references and try and view examples.

What next?

Once the exterior painting has been completed, move on to the interior. It makes sense to complete the entire painting of your commercial building in this order, as depending on the size of the building and what your business does, you may need to halt operations during the process. Using a company that has proven itself outside can mean staying on schedule during an interior painting job.

Specialising in exterior and interior painting, on commercial projects, Elevate FM Painters & decorators provide customers with highly-skilled, trustworthy, and fully insured and licensed painting professionals who provide superior craftsmanship.

About Elevate FM


From interior to exterior paintwork, from repairs to full decorating makeovers, our highly skilled painters and decorators can transform your property to meet your every requirement. No matter the size, we will go the extra mile to provide a professional environment for your clients and colleagues to be in.


For more information please contact us on


0330 128 9898

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