Painting Properties During the Pandemic – What to Know
Throughout 2020, the coronavirus pandemic affected people’s lives in unimaginable ways. Everywhere, strict social distancing protocols were imposed, businesses closed or temporarily paused operations, and things like major home improvement projects had to be pinned for later.
Now that the pandemic is still fluctuating, you may be wondering if it’s possible to get some residential or commercial painting done amidst the crisis. In this article, we will share all you need to know about painting properties during COVID-19:
Painting During the Pandemic is Possible
Over the past months, the Canadian government has provided some guidelines to ensure the safety of both the contractors and the homeowners or facility managers during a painting project. Our expert painters at iPaint Painting also take these guidelines seriously and ensure all our clients that we follow strict protocols to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
When Should You Get a Painting Job Done?
The paint of your property is not only for aesthetic purposes because it also offers protection from harmful weather elements and other damages. This is why issues with the building’s surface, be it interior or exterior, should be taken seriously.
Here are some that you need to watch out for:
- Peeling – When layers of paint are peeling off, it is a sign that previous painters have painted without a primer or, worse, that they have painted over mildew.
- Blistering – Bubbles form under a layer of paint when interior moisture leaks out or when the surface is continuously exposed to moisture.
- Fading – Exposure to sunlight can lead to fading, especially if the paint used is not UV resistant.
- Cracking – Cracks are often caused by inferior paint job or painting over many paint layers without proper priming.
If you see any of these on your walls, it may be time to call your trusted local painting contractors at iPaint Painting to get the job done!
Safety Precautions Taken During a Painting Project
Remember that both you and your painting contractors must remain safe during the duration of the work. To make sure you’re ready for the painting project, here’s what you can expect:
1) For Exterior Residential Painting
As this is done outside, there’s little to no modifications that need to be made to the usual exterior painting process. The entire project can be finished without any personal contact between client and crew. It is also advisable that you remain inside or away from the site. Rest assured that our experts keep communication lines open should you have any questions or specific instructions.
2) For Interior Residential Painting
Before entering a client’s property, it needs to be established that our entire team is healthy. We will ask our clients to confirm that they are as well. The usual way of greeting (shaking hands and standing close to each other) will be changed as the painters are instructed to keep safe social distancing on the job. Additionally, everyone on the painting crew will be wearing proper protective clothing and gear to ensure everyone’s safety.
3) For Commercial Painting
Is your company doing remote work during this time? Then it’s the best time to have your office or commercial facility painted, as there will be no interruptions to your operations and no contact between your staff and our professional painters. The job will also be completed faster this way. Furthermore, once the pandemic is over or when you decide it’s safe for your employees to return to work, they’ll find the freshly painted building welcoming them!
At this point, you now know that it is possible to have your property painted even when there’s still a pandemic going on. The important thing is that everybody follows strict health protocols during the process. On top of that, taking extra precautions like opting for cashless payments and disinfecting the area before and after the job will also go a long way!
iPaint Painting’s team of expert interior and exterior painters in Edmonton offers reliable painting services while ensuring our clients’ safety. Whether you need to have your home or your commercial property painted, we can get the job done flawlessly for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services!