The appearance of your commercial building should be an extension of your core values as an organization.
It’s the first impression your guests, clients, and potential tenants receive, which means a new paint job is the best way to put your best foot forward.
This is much easier said than done, however, and there’s no denying the scale of this project.
In addition to getting the best materials and tools ready, you might also have bigger questions like, will this project affect my operations? Or how do I keep this project within budget?
If you’re looking for the answers to these questions yourself then keep reading to learn more about how to keep your commercial painting project on time and within budget without disrupting the everyday work of your building.
Check the occupancy of your building
A large project like commercial building painting needs a detailed plan that defines your budget requirements, time management, and work management. Here are some of the things you need to clarify.
Certain buildings like hospitals and hotels are often in operation 24/7. If your building is home to one of these facilities, you’ll have to check for occupancy before you invite your painters to work on the project. The same challenge will apply to your building if you own residential property and have tenants.
In these cases, you can start the project in vacated areas to avoid disrupting everyday operations and your clients’ use of the building. You can move into painting the areas that are in use later on.
If, on the other hand, your commercial building houses corporate offices, stores, or restaurants, you can time your commercial painting project to fall on weekends or holidays so there’ll be minimal disruptions to your daily operations.
A meeting with your managers, team leads, and other decision-making members to develop a plan that will not disrupt the operation of your building can help you move forward with more confidence.
This way, you can craft a realistic timeline for your project that your whole team is on board with and will be able to stick to without unexpected delays.
Meet with professional painters
A commercial painting project, unlike a residential project, can’t be a part-time DIY project to work your way through.
Ensuring the flawless completion of your painting project becomes easier when you hire a professional painter.
Involving experts is always a wise choice when it comes to your commercial building. In addition to using the right tools, knowing the latest design trends, and having the protection of professional licenses and insurance, professional painters also help you keep your project aligned with your budgetary requirements.
Professional painters can help you balance your budget alongside requirements like:
- The number of coats of paint
- The design work you may need
- The size of the project
- The special equipment needed
- The repair work required, if necessary
- The quality and type of paint
Getting everyone on the same page ensures that everybody understands the project needs and gets rid of any confusion that could potentially hamper your project budget or timeline.
Take the weather into consideration
While the weather may not be a deciding factor when it comes to interior painting, if your commercial painting project includes your building’s exterior, it definitely should be considered.
Wind, rain, and snow can delay your commercial exterior painting, but it’s not just extreme and unpredictable weather that may slow the completion of a project.
Certain types of paint also behave differently at varying temperatures. Oil-based paint, for example, adheres best to the walls when the temperature is between 40°-90°F. Latex, on the other hand, will work best when the temperature is between 50°-85°F.
If you are to keep your painting project on time and avoid the additional costs associated with repairs or repainting, make sure you keep an eye out for the weather during your project.
Discussing these aspects of the project with your painters will also help. With their experience and specialist skill, you can negotiate the best ways to work around external factors and plan around a realistic timeline for your project.
Plan ahead to keep your commercial painting project running smoothly.
Painting a commercial building may be demanding, but if you plan ahead, you can ensure there are minimal disruptions along the way.
This way, you can keep your project on budget and on time while still making sure the end product is perfect.