Commercial painting services can be difficult for businesses to manage because there is simply not enough time in the day to get the painting done, keep customers happy, and keep working. When you hire a commercial painting contractor, you need to pick the best time of year to get the job done. Right now, with COVID 19 shutting down practically every business in the area; is the best time to get the job done.
There is no more excuse to put off a paint job, especially if you don’t want your building to start looking rundown, or worse, do not want to look as though you have closed. When people are staying at home, you have time to get your building painted quickly. You will cut back on disruptions for your business, and you will avoid any problems that might occur if you wait until the fall or winter.
You need to find a time when the buildings will be empty or mostly empty. By doing this, you can ensure that you will get the job done with minimal disruptions. The few people that come through the building can work around the painters, and the job can be completed very quickly. Think of the benefits of having your building painted when it is empty:
Chances are that right now your employees are working from home. Inviting commercial painters in at this time can ensure that no one will come to the building, and anyone who needs to stop by can quickly get in and out.
Using these tips ensures that you do not ruin the employee or customer experience. You do not want to spend all your time taping detour arrows on the floor, and you do not want to change the workflow in the office because that can be confusing for everyone. You do not want to force your employees to change how they work only to change back to your original layout in a few days.
Your customers may not enjoy shopping with you, and your clients may not like visiting when you are painting. You can prevent all these problems by painting when the building is empty. You do not want to ruin the experience for first-time customers because they do not know anything about your business. Putting up a sign that says “pardon our progress” does not mean anything to a customer who came into your business prepared to spend a lot of money. They might find another business that looks nicer, does not seem to be under construction, and does not use detour signs to direct customers.
When you are painting a building that is empty or hardly used, you will get the job done much faster. You have a deadline in mind, and you can achieve your goals much faster. Talk to office painters or store front painters about how fast they can get the job done if they are working on an empty building. You should also consider typical vacation days to get the building painted. If you typically close for a few days here and there, you should have your buildings painted at that time.
You will spend much less money on labor, and you can get the job done while no one is looking. Your employees and customers will be surprised when they return, and you will look like you just built a new building. This will also help you prevent any cost overruns when you cannot continue with painting, the painters must work around your employees, or you spend several hours a day trying to adjust to the paint job.
You do not work very well when you are distracted, and the painters in your building will not work very well if they are constantly distracted.
If your building is always occupied, you can use a “staggered” approach to scheduling work or business in the building. For example, you can close the main ballroom for painting for a few days, and you can stagger guests throughout the hotel so that certain areas are closed for painting. You can operate normally, but you also allow your commercial painting contractor time to get the job done.
While you may take a bit longer to complete the job, you will find that the building can stay open while it is painted. You should also ask the painters which parts of the building will be the most difficult to paint. You can close those parts of the building first, and you can continue to close other parts of the building until the simplest sections are painted.
Commercial paint jobs take a bit longer than you think because the surface must be prepared, and any repairs must be completed before the painting can begin. You should think about how you can help cut back on these repairs or surface preparation time by asking your maintenance staff to handle many of these items for you. You can prepare the building while it is still open, and you can close for a few days to get the building painted.
You do not want to rush your painter because they need to apply multiple coats to the building to ensure that it will look perfect. You should ask your painter how long they think it will take them to get the job done, and you can schedule your work accordingly. If you rush your painter, you will not get the results that you want. You will notice that the building does not look as vibrant as you want it to be, and you may not have time for the trim, extras, or roof.
If you continue to postpone the job because you do not have time to get the building painted, you will continue to lose curb appeal over time. The customers that drive by will see a run-down building that needs to be painted. If the paint is in especially bad condition, your customers might think you have closed down for good. Put yourself in the customer’s shoes. You would assume a rundown building is closed.
At J. Canabe’s Painting, we can help anyone in the Lyndhurst NJ area with commercial painting services. From your office to your large facility, we can renew and refresh the building, paint a new construction project, and ensure that you get the curb appeal you deserve. You can get your building painted much faster if it is empty or has very few visitors. We can schedule a time to bring your building back to life, and we will help you ensure that you have a unique paint design that everyone will notice.