With the holiday season around the corner, your store would probably do with a fresh new look. Considering the effects of COVID, you have to take all necessary measures to attract more customers to your store. A new coat of paint will send a message to shoppers that you are doing well. To keep the business building in good shape, you have to regularly maintain it through a commercial painting contractor such as J. Canabe Painting Lyndhurst NJ to ensure it appeals to shoppers.
Painting a section of a retail store can sometimes be a challenge. The objective is to finish the paintjob with minimal disruptions to customers accessing the store, while letting them get to the items they came to purchase. Any activity that disrupts your customers leads to increased liability for your business. When thinking of a painting project while the business is still open, you need to take safety measures to protect your customers while the work is going on.
A few weeks before you start the painting project, post notices all over the store to inform your customers about these plans. This will enable the customers to reschedule their shopping or purchase what they can before the project starts. In the notices, include a diagram to show the areas to be worked on each day including clear guidelines. It is important to do this if you will block off some areas while the work is progressing.
Create boundaries and partition where painting will be done to keep customers away from wet paint, ladders, and untidy aisles. Customers should under any circumstances have access to your work area. Put up “no entry” and “wet paint” signs next to the aisles to keep customers from jumping the boundaries. Apart from the signs, deploy one member of staff to direct customers in case they need help.
Make plans with your commercial painting contractor to do the work when customers are not many. You can do this in the hours preceding the store’s opening and take a break when it’s peak shopping hours. When the flow of customers reduces, you can start partitioning your work area. Doing this will reduce the effects of the paint job on your customers and will give you a chance to work after closing the store. It will be easier to cover a larger area without worrying about customers walking into the partitioned painting area.
Your work area should be large enough to accommodate your painting tools so as to keep them out of customers’ reach. Basically, customers will not willingly touch the tools, but if they are in their way, one can easily trip over a paintbrush or tarp. Apart from creating a mess in the store, this can cost you in legal suits if customers get injured while inside your store because of your negligence. Your work area should be 8-10 feet away from the boundary line. Once you start working, do not leave the work area unattended. The boundaries should be secure enough to prevent children from gaining their way underneath to the work area.
Items that fall inside the partitioned area will not be accessible by the customers. Ensure that someone is available to get the items upon customer request. This will help you make a sale making your customers happy at the same time.
When carrying out painting works, it is important for your customers to maintain a normal shopping routine. However, sometimes you have a deadline to meet meaning you have to do the painting during business hours. Taking the relevant precautions to minimize your liability and uphold top notch customer service, your project will progress without hitches with little inconveniences to your customers.
Considering that you are painting the store when your customers are still making purchases, you should use no-VOC or low-VOC paints. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present in building materials and they partially contribute to the new paint smell. VOC s release gases that are harmful to the environment and people, hence the government now regulates them.
Inhaling VOCs contributes to numerous health problems such as nausea, headaches, airways’ irritation, kidney damage, liver damage, and damage to the central nervous system. Because of this fact, use paint with minimal or zero amounts of VOCs to protect your customers from its harmful effects. People from different age groups, including the aged and young children visit your store, protect their vulnerability by eliminating harmful paint products.
The company must provide admirable painting services. Painters have to be knowledgeable in different paint types, modern painting techniques and methods, and possess excellent technical skills. The company should explain the entire process in detail, make relevant preparations, and inform you the number of layers of paint your store will need.
As the store owner, you probably do not know much about painting. For this reason, the painting company should listen to your demands, preferences, and specifications with utmost patience. Any questions regarding the job should be answered to your satisfaction.
The painters have to be accurate and careful. Having in mind that the business is still in operation, they must be careful with the items on sale and the customers. Since there is no opportunity for trial and error, they must understand your requirements and remember them. Their approach to the job is crucial for a successful outcome of the project.
Considering the nature of the job, the painters should value your time. Although they should focus on delivering quality work, they also need to meet your deadline. The painting expert needs to maintain focus to achieve quality and finish the work on time.
A painter who cannot keep time is not worth having. While painting your retail store, you may sometimes need them to work early in the morning before you open the store or late after closing. You do not want a painter who oversleeps and gets to the store an hour after you’ve opened.
When hiring a professional to undertake your painting project, you are looking for someone to work diligently and supervise the project to completion. The professionals should work as a team to meet and exceed your expectations, in addition to finishing the work on time with an admirable outcome.
Although the best way to do this project is painting when there are no customers, hiring J. Canabe Painting will still get the job done without disrupting your customers. Our painting experts possess all the great qualities listed above to complete your painting project to your satisfaction. Contact us to work on a workable schedule, choice of colors, and a practical time frame.
We are commercial painters specializing in all specialty coatings and commercial painting. We have an in-depth understanding of the characteristics and properties of paint. This means that we will recommend the best paint for different areas in the store. We employ latest painting techniques using modern equipment to complete the work quickly and produce good results. Our commercial interior painters have ample knowledge in applying various finishes to different substrates. The painters can also work under challenging circumstances such as in a retail store that is still in operation.