If you’re looking to improve the look and feel of your commercial space, one of the most impactful things you can do is invest in a professional interior painting project. Not only can a fresh coat of paint help modernize and revitalize your space, but it can also improve its functionality and overall ambiance.
Commercial interior painting projects often involve extensive preparation, though. They require precise application techniques and high-quality materials. That’s why we never recommend trying to DIY the paint job. Hiring a professional painting company ensures your project is completed to the highest standards and you get the best possible results.
Moreover, working with a professional painting company will give you access to expert advice and guidance on everything from color selection to finishing choices.
Have we sold you on commercial property painting services? Great! Now, here’s what to expect during the painting process and how to ensure your project meets your expectations.
The Commercial Interior Painting Process
So, you’ve decided to give your commercial space a new look with a fresh coat of paint, but what can you expect during the commercial interior painting process? Here is everything you need to know to prepare for the professionals to come in and transform your space.
Choose Your Color Scheme
Think about the mood you want to evoke in your space and how you want your visitors or clients to feel when they step inside. Do you want it to feel warm and inviting or cool and professional?
Consider the existing furniture and decor in your office to ensure the new color scheme complements and enhances the overall look and feel of the space.
Prepare Your Commercial Space
Before the painting crew arrives, you need to consider commercial painting preparation. This includes moving all furniture or equipment to the center of the room and covering it with drop cloths to avoid paint drips or splatters.
The painters will also need access to the walls, so you’ll need to remove any artwork, shelving, or decorations that might impede their work.
Let the Professionals Prepare the Surface
The professionals (that’s us!) will begin by preparing the surface, which includes patching any holes or imperfections with spackle or putty. They will also sand the surface to create a smooth and even base for the new paint.
Once the surface is prepped, they will begin to apply the primer, which acts as a base layer for the new paint and provides better adhesion.
Watch the Colors Transform
After the primer has dried, the painters will apply the new paint. They’ll typically apply two or more coats depending on the desired coverage.
Most good commercial interior painting services use high-quality, low-VOC paint that is safe for indoor use and dries quickly. We’ll use techniques that ensure a smooth and even application and pay close attention to detail around corners, edges, and trim.
Start Reorganizing Your Space
Once the painting is complete and fully dried, we’ll help you clean the workspace and move your furniture back into place. You’ll be left with a beautifully painted commercial space that will impress your visitors and provide a comfortable environment for your employees.
How to Choose a Commercial Painting Contractor
Now that you understand the process, it’s time to learn how to choose the best team for the job. While you might think it’s as simple as choosing a new office color and signing a contract, there’s more to the art of finding the right contractors than you might think.
Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a commercial painting contractor.
Experience and Qualifications
When choosing a commercial painting contractor, looking for experts with years of experience in the industry is essential. They should have proper:
A good contractor should also have adequate insurance that covers liability and workers’ compensation. Don’t hesitate to ask for evidence of these.
Portfolio and References
To get an idea of the quality of work a contractor can provide, look at their portfolio. Commercial painters should have a collection of previous projects they have completed, which they can present to you when asked. If they don’t, you might want to consider another business.
Additionally, ask for references from past clients to see if they have any feedback about their experience with the contractor. Checking reviews on sites like Google or the Better Business Bureau can also help you know what to expect.
Cost and Contract
Price is a critical factor in choosing a commercial painting contractor. However, the lowest bid isn’t always the best option (in fact, it’s usually definitely not).
Try to obtain quotes and estimates from several providers to compare their pricing structures. Then, ensure you receive a written contract and go through every detail with the contractor to ensure you understand the scope of the work, timeline, materials, and payment schedules.
Communication Skills and Professional Conduct
Finally, look for a contractor who can communicate efficiently. A professional contractor should respond to your inquiries promptly. They should also be transparent while providing the information you need to make the best decision for your business.
The contractor should also follow established safety protocols for all workers on your property. The crew should be courteous and respectful of schedules, and the overall workspace should be kept clean and tidy throughout the project.
Consider Your Commercial Space
When it comes to a commercial interior painting project, it’s important to consider the unique needs of your space. Whether it’s a restaurant, store, office, or other commercial property, each job has its own requirements.
At Widespread Solutions, we understand that no two projects are the same. That’s why we work closely with each client to define their specific needs. By doing so, we can provide tailored services that meet their expectations (and have been doing so for nearly two decades).
From choosing the right paint color to ensuring minimal disruption to your business, we strive to make the process seamless and stress-free.
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