Commercial Painting Services
The appearance of a business is an important factor to clients, customers and employees. If the building looks dirty or poorly maintained, it will negatively affect the impression that people have of it. Part of that ongoing maintenance includes applying a fresh coat of paint when necessary.
Why Regular Painting Is Important to Your Business
If a client or customer visits your commercial building and sees chipped, peeling or faded paint, what impression do you think they will have of your business? If you don’t maintain your building’s appearance, what other areas are you likely to neglect?
Financial problems. Visitors to your business may think that your business is not doing very well if you can’t afford to have it painted regularly.
Customer service. Does your disregard for your property’s appearance extend to lackadaisical customer service?
Cleanliness. If you ignore the painted areas of the building, are you also cutting corners with the janitorial services? Or are you like those “slum lords” who are just looking for a profit without caring about the people who have to work in that environment?
Other maintenance. Keeping a commercial building painted is one of many requirements of regular maintenance. Are other important maintenance areas also being neglected?
Although these assumptions may be completely untrue, it’s the impression that matters. Why take the chance of losing customers when a fresh coat of paint can make a great first impression?
Choose the Right Paint Colors for Your Business
You may not believe that colors in a business would make a difference on how your company is perceived. But depending on your clientele, types of services or products you offer, and your branding strategy, the right color can benefit your business in several ways.
People are influenced by colors. It would behoove you to discuss the right colors for your business with a professional color consultant. They have the knowledge and experience to help you choose colors that positively affect your customers and improve employee productivity.
That they did the job quickly, cleanly, and they cleaned up really well.
They did a good job, there wasn't any slopped paint, and they cleaned up well.
They were especially skilled at helping me select colors. They have some kind of color guru working for them that helped me pick a color. I just thought the quality of the work was spot on, and I was very satisfied. They were also efficient. They were professional, they were nice people and they did a great job.
We were happy with everything. Their bid was accurate, they showed up on time, they cleaned up after themselves, and they were pretty much everything you could want.
They set our expectations properly.
That they're very knowledgeable, and they care about doing a good job.
I liked the competence of the painters and their concern for perfection.
They just did fantastic, quality work.
They were very clean, neat, and the painting was well done.
They are the best in class. I've used them before and I'll use them again.
Their attention to detail stands out. They really know their stuff.
Hiring the Right Commercial Painter
Don’t make the mistake of hiring just any commercial painting company. You need to make sure the contractor is reputable, trustworthy and has the expertise needed to do the job right.
Check reviews and ask for references. Make sure you check those references. Are they licensed, insured and bonded? Do they provide free estimates? Get a detailed written bid upfront before any work is done. The lowest bid isn’t always the best choice. Some companies will low-ball you to get their foot in the door, then tack on “extras” during the project.
Painting contractors who are local, established businesses may be more invested in the community, hence they may strive to deliver higher quality results and better customer service to their “neighbors”.
Other factors that may influence your choice of commercial painter include whether they are certified to safely deal with lead-based paint and if they are a certified “Green” business.
Tips on Hiring the Right Commercial Painter
Painting Different Types of Commercial Buildings
There are many different types of commercial buildings. Based on their purpose and type of clientele and employees, painting them may require some adjustments. It’s important to choose the appropriate colors and designs as well.
For example, painting a medical office or facility needs to be done during off-hours because of medical sensitivities of patients. Other types of businesses can be painted during ongoing operations, as long as specific cautions and arrangements are made. Industrial buildings, like factories and warehouses, often have heavy equipment moving throughout, so caution must be taken.
Painting a doctor’s or dentist’s office, hospital, nursing or rehab facility, or other medical establishments can be tricky. Because these environments often create stress, the right paint colors can help create a calming environment.
Commercial office spaces house a variety of business types. Depending on the type of business, the paint colors and schemes can help boost productivity, encourage creativity, and energize employees.
Warehouses and Industrial Facilities
Facilities that house factories, warehouses, garages, and other industrial-type businesses require knowledge of specific standards. Many of these types of facilities must comply with OSHA standards for safety. They require specific colors and striping to discourage accidents and injuries.
Retail and Hospitality Establishments
Restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality facilities are often open seven days a week, sometimes 24 hours a day. They need special planning to minimize disruption. Flexibility is key to getting the job done with minimal interference to customers and without losing business.
Painting apartment buildings, condominiums, nursing and retirement homes, assisted living facilities, and other multi-family buildings also requires planning ahead. Painting one unit can affect adjacent residents, so it’s important to take precautions and try to minimize disturbing others. The commercial painter must be flexible in scheduling the job, while also taking extra care in cordoning off the project area.
Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Paint Project
There are steps you must take before a paint project can start in a business. You’ll need to determine if you’ll remain open and operational during the painting process, or if you’ll close down.
If you remain open, employees and customers will need to be aware of the project, and accommodations may need to be made to avoid inconveniencing them. If you’ll be closing down the operations during the paint job, you’ll need to carefully schedule the project around the closure.