MaintenX Offers Top Tips for Exterior Painting After a Hot Tampa Summer

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The company wants to give local businesses advice on how to have a long-lasting exterior paint job.

After a hot summer, a fresh coat of paint can revitalize a business building. In order to help local companies freshen up their facilities, MaintenX International, a Tampa-based facilities repair company, wants to offer the top tips for exterior painting.

“Having a building with curb appeal is important when trying to make a great first impression on future customers,” said Bill Schaphorst, VP of Business Development at MaintenX International. “A building’s exterior paint is a great way to make a statement and draw customers into your storefront. But, the hot summer sun can take a toll on your building’s paint job, making it all the more important to get a fresh coat of paint on your company’s exterior walls.”

MaintenX International has been helping local businesses with their facility maintenance needs for more than 30 years. Below are a few top tips for a long-lasting paint job for your business:

1.    Prepare the Exterior
Before you start rolling on a brand new coat of paint, it’s important to properly prepare your building’s exterior walls. Make sure the walls are clean and free of any dirt, mildew or cracked paint.

2.    Prime, Prime, Prime
Once the walls are clean, prime the surface of the exterior walls. This layer of primer will create a tacky surface that will allow the paint to adhere to the surface more tightly, preventing paint from peeling. A fresh coat of primer will also help bring boldly-colored buildings to a more uniform, neutral color.

3.    Pick the Right Color
When looking for a paint color that will last, be careful with your color choice. Hues such as bright blue or bold red have a tendency to fade over time. Look toward more neutral tones for a color that will stay true for years.

4.    Wait for Optimal Weather
In addition to finding the right paint color, you also have to find an optimal painting time. For the best results, paint exterior coats on mild days with little to no wind. Although you might assume a hot, sunny day would be perfect for a new coat of paint, ideal temperature conditions are between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This range of temperatures allows the paint to properly cure to the walls and form a strong, protective film.

5.    Paint Thick Coats
A thick coat of paint will result in a higher level of protection for your building. Be sure to apply paint generously and never thin a coat with water. For additional protection, add an extra coat of paint. This will enable your business to withstand whatever nature throws its way.

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MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. MaintenX International is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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