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Common Causes of Paint Cracks

Cracking paint is among the most common problems that property owners deal with. All of us hate the sight of paint cracks and would love to solve it right away. To ensure that we won’t stumble with this kind of problem again, it is vital to be knowledgeable of the reasons why paints crack. This way, we would be able to know what didn’t go well with our previous painting project and avoid doing it again.

On this list are six of the most common reasons for paint cracks and how we can do to avoid them.

1. Too much of less amount of paint applied

Using too much or too little amount of paint on walls is among the most common reasons for premature paint cracks. That is why it is essential to use a precise amount of paint on your walls. To get the perfect finish, you can start by using thin, even layers of paint on the surface, and gradually adding layers to it until you achieve your desired result without using too much or too little paint on it.

2. Poor preparation

The success of any project lies in how well you prepare for the actual job. Same with painting your walls, you need to take your time preparing your surface to make sure that the paint sticks really well and won’t crack or tear off easily. Your preparation must include proper cleaning, sanding, stripping the old paint, filling the dents, and priming the surface.

3. Using cheap, second-class painting products

While we would want to save money on our painting project, choosing cheap and low-quality paint will give you a problem and will cost you even more. Because low-quality paints crack or peel easier, you will have to invest in repainting not long after. That is why you need to brush-off the idea of using cheap, low-quality paint to save money. Price isn’t always necessary, so you must select a quality, trusted, and proven paint brand.

4. Improper paint application

Incorrect application is also among the most common causes of cracking of paints. You need to ensure that the first paint layer is dried completely before applying the next layer.

5. Low adhesion

Low adhesion is also among the most common reasons why paints crack easily. There are a few factors why paints tend to not adhere properly on the surface. Among these are the wrong choice of paint product, too cold or humid surface, and surfaces that aren’t prepared well.

6. Aging paint

No matter how well your painting project was done and how excellent are the products used, the paint will definitely begin to crack when it reaches the end of its life span.

If you require the help of professionals to tend to your cracking paint, all you have to do is contact Wallace Contracts, and we will be there to help you right away.

We have some of the most trusted painters in the country who guarantee high-quality and neat painting services for all kinds and sizes of properties.

Call us on 01782 810220 for all your queries and booking requests.

Tips For Refurbishing Your Business While Staying Open

Painting and renovating can be a huge disruption to your day-to-day operations, but with careful planning and preparation the disruption can be minimised.Wallace Contracts limited have some of our top tips to consider when painting during business hours.

1. Announcements

Before you begin your refurbishment we recommend notifying your customers and staff of the potential issues a refurbishment can cause. Providing your employees with the correct training can maintain minimal disruption.

Printing signs around your business and messages on all social media platforms will allow your customers to know ahead of time and reduce the potential negative reviews due to a less than perfect experience.

Once the refurbishment is complete showcase the finished product on social media with new photos, a final update will then bring your regular customer back into your business.

2. Should you stay open?

Before beginning your refurbishment, you’ll need to do some groundwork into any legalities which may cause your business to temporary close. If you own a business providing customers with food and refreshments, you may not be able to stay open while staying within health and safety codes.

3. Create an unoccupied zone

If you have a large enough business you could create a buffer zone to separate the refurbishment area from everything else. This will help to lower noise levels, contamination and disruption to employees and customers.

Without a buffer zone you could cause mayhem and an unorganised refurbishment that will ultimately create stress and negative reviews.

Leave it to the experts

If you are looking to give your business a new lease of life then get a free no obligation quote Wallace Contracts Limited. Our commercial painting experts are dedicated to making your painting refurbishment as easy and stress-free as possible. Contact us on 01782 810220 or fill out our simple enquiry form for a free quote today!

Improve Your Commercial Warehouse with Updated Ceiling Paint

Your warehouse provides your business with the space needed to keep succeeding and growing. The majority of commercial warehouses were constructed with dark beams and dark paint. Updating the paint job on your ceiling gives the opportunity to refresh the tired environment and keeps your commercial space in good repair.

Keep an Eye on that High Ceiling

The exposed ceilings in warehouses typically have electrical conduits, heating ducts, and structural elements exposed. With a quick glance your lighting will probably keep most of the space hidden.

Adding a bright white or light coloured paint to the ceiling can allow your plant manager to keep an eye on crucial systems without getting out of the lift.

Good Time for Preventive Maintenance

Once you decide that having the ceiling painted is on the docket, you can more easily take a good look at the structure of your warehouse. Seal up any small leaks, secure a dangling wire, remove dust, and consider if further repairs are needed. It isn’t often that you really give your ceilings a good inspection, but they can be the first indication of a more serious problem on the roof.

Improve Insulation and Lighting in One Step

Painting your warehouse ceiling isn’t all about looks. Ask your commercial painter about applying an insulating layer along with the tint at the same time. Your investment in dressing up the area could also help you control your energy expenses. We can also help you choose a paint that offers greater light refraction, which can improve lighting without investing in new fixtures.

Highlight Important Fixtures

If you have major mechanical units mounted near your ceiling, now is a great time to think about giving them an updated contrasting paint job, so they are more easily located in the case of an emergency or are better able to show leaks and defects. We can also use industry standard colors to brighten up safety areas to help you maintain your OSHA standards.

Leave it to the experts

If you are looking to give your business a new lease of life then get a free no obligation quote Wallace Contracts Limited. Our commercial painting experts are dedicated to making your painting refurbishment as easy and stress-free as possible. Contact us on 01782 810220 or fill out our simple enquiry form for a free quote today!

Which Office Layout Is Right For Your Business?

Office layouts have traditionally looked pretty similar with the same desks in repetitive lines separated by departments. The era of paper-based offices however are dying out and the new era of portable technology is growing with a wireless network. Without the need for a central desktop with wires needing to be discretely hidden, we now have more opportunity to shape the office environment.

With this new opportunity to redesign the office space we are going to take a look into the three best office layouts linear, radial and organic.

Linear Layout

A traditional layout with areas and departments arranged in sequence, often in straight lines this is an often favoured layout within established departments.


Radial

A modern structure with areas and departments arranged in a circle from a central point of focus. A common layout within publications and marketing businesses which require a keystone figure to monitor the full process.

Organic

A fluid and more flexible structure that reflects the people who use the space and how they use it as opposed to the building itself or a company structure.

Now you’ve seen all the main options, it’s time to reflect on what office layout will work best for you. Every team is different so consider all the above but keep your specific requirements in mind. What works for one office may not work for another.

Whether you have dozens of employees or work from home by yourself, setting up an efficient, personal workspace is one of the best things you can do for your productivity and mental well-being.



If you would like to find out more on our office refurbishment services then please fill in our simple contact form or call us on 01782 810220.

 

Tips for a Successful Painting Project

Attention to detail is essential to make your painting project done correctly. Beginners and even decorating professionals always strive to improve their skills and knowledge in achieving painting perfection. Some would ask for tips and ways to step-up in the field of painting, which is very helpful in improving their skills.

You have to be very particular in every detail because every stroke matters. It could build a good impression or break your good reputation. If you are new to painting, here are our a few helpful tips that are guaranteed to achieve a perfect result.

1. Plan a reasonable timeline

Providing a secure and clearly defined schedule can make your customers feel comfortable throughout the painting project. If you rush things to be done in a short period to impress the clients, it will lead you to a failed outcome.

Having a broad idea of the project on how long it will take, the products to use, and the smoothest way of relaying messages to the clients will give them proper expectations and will help you complete the job right on time.


Aside from a reasonable timeline, it is also essential to inform your client with the following information:

  • Type of paint you will use and other necessary materials
  • How long it will take to complete each stage of the painting project
  • How long the product will take to dry before proceeding to the next
  • The staff who are involved with the job

    Providing these details to clients will give them a whole picture of the project.

    2. Document your work

    Documenting your work is one of the best ways of promoting your skills. The before, during, and after photos you take will serve as evidence of your skills and capability to handle the project. Aside from that, you can look back to the things you’ve done and check the details to improve.

    3. Paint one wall at a time

    Completing one wall at a time is a common practice for professional painters. It could save time, energy, and it will prevent the materials, the roller, brush, and the paint from drying out and be wasted.

    4. Clean everything before painting

    Before the brush touches the wall, you have to clear and clean every single object or something insignificant in the entire surface. Remember, a single spot could damage everything. You may lose a customer and gain bad reviews.

    5. Use the right equipment

    Rollers, brush, paints, and whatever tools and equipment you use have a vital role in your painting work. You have to choose high-quality products, tools, and equipment to achieve quality work. All these things will give a good impression on your reputation and painting ability.