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Planning For A Professional Painting Job At Your Commercial Location

Whether your facility is a school, a church, an office building, an apartment building, or a retail location, every maintenance project you face presents its own unique challenges.

If you are planning for a professional paint job in the near future, whether exterior or interior, the more you plan out the logistics before the job, the smoother the project will operate along the way.

Start by working with the occupantsPlanning For A Professional Painting Job At Your Commercial Location

While everyone loves a fresh, clean look, if it inconveniences someone during their busiest time, they may be anything but happy with the results. Start by talking to the occupants first about upcoming events. If it’s a retail location, do they have a large sale in the works? If its an office building, do the tenants have special needs in the coming weeks or months? By asking and getting a consensus first, you will be better able to plan for a time that will provide the least amount of disturbances.

Schedule during quiet hours

If your goal is to paint the interior, scheduling the paint job after working hours and on weekends will cause the least amount of disturbances to the tenants of the building. Likewise with the exterior, if you coordinate starting and stopping times to vary from peak arrival hours of the tenants, the job can run smoother and with fewer disturbances. Above all, keep your tenants informed of the process so they will be more forgiving of the process, knowing the outcome will benefit them as well.

Pick neutral colors

Usually a commercial facility comes pre-established with colors in place. Because most tenants select their furnishings based around the color combination – grays or browns for instance – its wise to stick with the same color pallet overall. That doesn’t mean you can’t go a shade or two lighter or darker, making the look and feel more modern. Yet remember commercial locations are usually meant to blend in and sooth, rather than make a bold statement. Unless you are working directly with the occupant who has a special request, neutral will stand the test of time every time.

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Tips For Your Commercial Paint Job

When you paint your home, you choose your paint according to your specific needs inside your home. For instance, you might choose a semi-gloss paint for your child’s room to ensure easy cleanup.

Tips For Your Commercial Paint JobPainting a commercial location is not that much different than painting residential when it comes to paint choices. Here are some tips to help you with your commercial paint job.

  • Choose the paint according to the environment. Just as you chose an easy to clean paint for your child’s room, choose paint for your commercial location based on what the paint might be exposed to. For example, you want a durable paint for areas that may be exposed to harsh chemicals.
  • Prepare the surfaces to be painted. In your home, you would never paint the walls without cleaning them first and removing any old paint. The same is true for commercial locations. Remove old paint from the walls and rust from metals before painting. This will ensure a clean, smooth application of the paint.
  • Consider the quality of the paint. You may want to save money on your commercial location, but if you cut too many corners on paint, you will only spend more money in the long run. Invest in quality, durable paint now, so you do not have to worry about repainting in the near future.
  • Consider going “green” for interior paints. These types of paints are more environmentally friendly, making them a better choice for areas where people will frequent. For example, a waiting area or office area is ideal for “green” paints because people will not have to smell the strong odor of the paint. You will also be doing your part for the environment by going “green.”
  • For the exterior of your commercial location, choose a paint that is not only aesthetically appealing, but also able to withstand the outside environment. You want a paint that can withstand temperature changes, rain, snow, and other harsh elements.
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Tips For Your Commercial Painting Projects

Tips For Your Commercial Painting Projects

Preparation is key with almost any task, but this is especially true with your commercial painting projects.  Commercial projects must be carefully planned and thought out before engaging in the actual act of applying paint.

First, it is absolutely critical to have a goal in mind and know who will live in or work within the property itself.  For example, an apartment building that attracts young singles and couples should have warm inviting colors that feel like home.  Combinations that include red, yellow, orange, and brown would all be safe choices to meet this objective.  In contrast, if your commercial painting project involves seniors in a nursing home or assisted living environment – calm and tranquility is the goal.  Research has shown the colors green and blue evoke feelings of calm and relaxation.  Hospitals frequently use green in waiting and delivery rooms.  Restaurants are fond of the color red since it allegedly stimulates appetite.

It is also important to be aware of municipal code restrictions when planning commercial painting projects.  Code specifications vary from one location to another, but it is always wise to know what is allowed in order to remain in compliance.  Projects should reflect pride and workmanship and present in a tasteful manner that appeals to a broad range of customers.  Safety is always an issue of major concern as related to commercial painting. While lead paint is no longer an issue, if you are redesigning an old building, be aware of the laws affecting lead paint removal. Failure to do so can result in heavy fines.

In selecting a contractor, be sure to check references and request a review of the type of projects involved with in the past.  Look for a consistent work record over time that includes different type of commercial assignments.  Moreover, an experienced contractor usually has worked as a subcontractor on major projects at some point during his or her career. This is an excellent way to gain invaluable experience and enhance professional profile by working with major corporations.

When thinking of safety, the painting contractor you choose does not have to possess a perfect record, but a solid respectable work history with references that are iron clad is a must.

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