3 Reasons Ignoring Damaged Paint Will Cost You More Down the Road


With all the costs associated with maintaining a commercial property, it is tempting to save money by skipping or postponing a few maintenance tasks. This line of thinking leads many property owners to avoid making necessary repairs to interior and exterior paint. However, there are several reasons that ignoring decaying paint will actually end up costing you more in the long run.


1. Increased Damage

A good coat of paint is about more than just cosmetic appearance. It also serves as a barrier by protecting the wooden foundation from the elements. Cracked or peeling paint allows water to seep into the wood, contributing to mold and structural deterioration. Depending on the significance of the damage, it can cost thousands to repair, and in severe cases, you may need to replace certain features completely. Even after the cost of repairs or replacements, you will still need to add a new layer of paint and trim. It is best to act preemptively and fix damaged paint or stucco before more serious and expensive problems arise.


2. Lower Curb Appeal

Having a shoddy exterior may turn away potential customers, costing you money in lost revenue. People often make decisions based upon curb appeal. Peeling or damaged paint makes a building appear unwelcoming, which may cause onlookers to pass by without even trying your services. If you want your building to draw in business, consider revamping the appearance. You will be amazed at how far a fresh coat of paint can go in revitalizing your brand and capturing the customer’s eye.


3. Less Resale Value

If you are planning to sell your property, repainting the interior and exterior is a great way to improve your resale value. Not only does a fresh paint job increase the worth of your building, it also may help the sale move faster. Damaged paint can drive away buyers, causing the property to sit on the market for a long time.


Delaying paint repairs always ends up costing more in the end. If your commercial property could use a new coat of paint, contact Painters on Demand at 407-598-8112 or email us at leonard@paintersondemandfl.biz.