Just like homes, your commercial space needs renovating every once in a while—and with most renovations comes a fresh new paint job. Though it may not seem like it, there are a lot of important decisions to make besides picking the right color when it comes to painting the interior of your commercial painting project. Before one can pick a color, it’s a good idea to know what the best paint finish for a commercial office would be to ensure you get top-quality results.
From flat to glossy, there are plenty of commercial paint finishes to choose from!
Types of Commercial Paint Finishes
The type of paint finish that is best suited for your office space depends on the amount of physical activity that your office building endures. How frequently are the walls being cleaned? Are the walls in your office space often getting stained? Once you have the answers to these questions, choosing the best paint finish for your commercial office will be a lot easier.
Flat or Matte Finishes
These zero-gloss finishes are affordable, easy to apply and leave a sophisticated look on any wall. Rather than reflecting light like most finishes, these finishes absorb light and diffuse it throughout the room. Since these finishes are on the affordable side, they’re a great option to paint large areas with. However, the downside is that they absorb dirt, making your walls impossible to clean. Scrubbing walls with flat or matte finishes will remove the paint from the wall, so you will have to touch-up any stained sections with leftover paint.
Flat or matte finishes are not recommended to use in high-traffic areas that are prone to stains, such as common areas or the lunchroom. Instead, it’s best to use them for ceilings, board rooms, or any other low-traffic areas.
Though this finish is more reflective than flat or matte finishes, it still contains a low shine factor. This is a good option to use for cleaning or hiding any imperfections on an interior wall and makes a nice finish for areas with mild-traffic such as conference rooms or offices. Because eggshell finishes are slightly more expensive than flat or matte finishes, it is not recommended to use them in large areas with low-traffic.
With a soft sheen and decent durability, satin finishes offer a good compromise for commercial areas with surface spaces that need light reflection. Satin finishes are the most common interior paint finish for commercial spaces because they offer minimal reflection, have a refined finish, and can be wiped clean. Satin finishes are a good option to pick for just about any area in the office—but we especially recommend it for reception rooms and conference areas.
Semi-Gloss and Glossy Finishes
These shiny finishes are highly durable, easy to clean, and stain-resistant. Semi-gloss and glossy finishes are highly recommended to use in high-traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways. However, these finishes will expose flaws on the surface of interior walls, so it’s crucial that they are only applied to smooth surfaces.
Gloss paint finishes offer maximum resistance to moisture and are generally recommended to use for woodwork like doors or trim.
Commercial Painting Contractors—Pro Painters
Are you ready to transform your office space with freshly painted walls? For over 20 years, Pro Painters has been offering top-quality commercial painting services throughout the Greater Houston area. Whether you need help painting a medical facility or assistance choosing the best paint finish for commercial office spaces, the Pros can deliver any commercial painting service with ease, quality, and professionalism.