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The Importance of Photoluminescent Paint Markings

  • It doesn’t matter if your facility is commercial, residential, or part of municipal operations, the building needs a way for visitors to safely enter and exit. This is called an egress plan and includes lighting, markings, signage, barriers, and even crosswalks. There’s also an additional, innovative option to consider: photoluminescent paint. More commonly referred to as glow-in-the-dark paint, photoluminescent material is made of phosphors. These are elements straight from the earth and become charged by exposure to the light. As…

    How Paint Can Impact Energy Efficiency

  • As a commercial facility manager, it’s important to take every step you can to increase energy efficiency and reduce the operating costs for your building. While we often think of HVAC and lighting improvements as the big-ticket upgrades, it’s important not to overlook the role of commercial paint. What are “Cool Roofs” and “Cool Walls”? You wouldn’t wear all black in the middle of a sunny and hot summer day, right? It’s commonly known that dark colors absorb heat, while…

    Commercial Painting for School Buildings

  • With many schools in the St. Louis area closed for the foreseeable future, it’s a good idea to take care of maintenance and upkeep that’s been deferred -- including new commercial paint. Without students in the buildings, commercial paint contractors can easily and quickly complete the job, leaving your facility with a fresh, new look. Investing in an interior commercial paint project can give your students and staff something exciting to come back to when they return to school. Not…

    Concrete Flooring Maintenance Tips

  • When it comes to choosing flooring for your commercial facility, few other choices offer the return on investment than concrete. Warehouses, retail stores, storage facilities, municipal buildings: this is just a short list of businesses that should consider concrete because of its many benefits.  Not only is concrete durable, weather-resistant, sustainable, and cost-effective, it’s also a low maintenance flooring. While it doesn’t take much to keep your floors looking like new, it does require regular TLC by both your facility…

    Preparing Your Vacant Commercial Building

  • Commercial buildings that have been left vacant or largely unused for extended periods of time present a maintenance challenge in order to get them ready for occupancy again. Whether it’s a newly acquired property or one that’s undergoing a transition or rezoning, there are some important steps that need to be taken to keep the building safe and healthy for everyone.  Perform an Inspection From the outside in, perform a thorough inspection of the property. Windows and doors need to…

    A Guide to Concrete Flooring

  • Do you own or manage a commercial building? Is it a large office building with garage space? What about a big-box retail store? It could even be a storage facility that sees plenty of foot traffic. Regardless of the size of your commercial building or what you use it for, there is no shortage of options when it comes to flooring -- but concrete may be your best bet. The Benefits of Concrete Maintenance: Above all, one of the biggest…

    Maintaining Empty Commercial Buildings

  • It would be an understatement to say that a commercial paint project can be complicated. While the design process and color choice can be fun and exciting, the actual project itself can be disruptive to the daily routine of business or tenants. To help alleviate this interruption, it’s a wise idea to schedule commercial painting projects when buildings have low or no occupancy.  Optimize holidays, off-peak seasons, and other times when foot traffic slows down. Before starting any commercial painting…

    Refinishing Options for Concrete Floors

  • Refinishing Options for Concrete Floors. Remember what your concrete floors looked like when they were brand new? Have you recently moved into a commercial building in need of rehab? Are you working to make your facility safer and raise its property value? Concrete floor refurbishing is an often-overlooked process that can offer a serious return on investment. Many times, covering the concrete flooring with carpet or hardwood isn’t an option, especially in warehouses, distribution centers, or high-traffic buildings. Refinishing options…

    Painting a Grocery Store

  • Painting a Grocery Store. Like with all commercial painting projects, there’s plenty to consider when it comes to painting the interior of a grocery store. Not only is it an expensive project, but your business may also have to shut down for a few days to get it done the right way. Before you decide if it’s the right move for you, think about these factors. Painting a Grocery Store, Does the Paint Need to be Refreshed? The biggest sign…

    SmithPro Commercial Painting Your Local DI-NOC Certified Installer

  • Why replace your office walls when you can resurface with new architectural finishes? We at SmithPro Commercial Painting are proud to be a certified installer of DI-NOC Architectural Finishes, one of a very few in the St. Louis area. Recently we installed DI-NOC in the lobby of CityPlace Five in Creve Coeur and the owners and tenants are big fans of the results. Developed by 3M, DI-NOC is a self-adhesive film that has the ability to conform to a variety…

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