When talking about a painting project we usually think about painting the house exterior or repainting some walls in our home. This is definitely not a difficult task. However, what about large-scale commercial painting projects? Well, they are a completely different story.
Not only are these projects much larger in scale or scope, they also require detailed planning and good organization that will reduce the business’s downtime. So, let’s find out more about the logistics behind this type of painting projects.
Create a detailed plan
As with any other project, you should first create a detailed plan of action. Closing down the entire office space for renovation, or in this case repainting, can have numerous negative effects on the company and business, so this is usually out of question. Instead, building owners or managers should create a plan of action that will disrupt the workflow the least.
This means that painting the less used and populated areas of the office space can be done during the workdays but painting the offices and meeting rooms should be reserved for weekends only. In some other facilities, accurately planning the downtime on a rotating basis will make the entire project much easier for everyone. Finally, putting together a contingency plan will allow you to continue with work even if some unexpected situations arise, such as poor weather conditions.
Choose the right contractors
Selecting the right contractor for the job can be a bit tedious. There are a lot of factors you need to consider when choosing the right professional (such as previous projects, years of experience, as well as insurance and liability), and to make things even more difficult, there are a lot of professionals to choose from. So, to make this a bit simpler, first, you need to determine exactly what you are looking for.
Since your building’s paint job is the first thing your potential customers or business partners will see once they approach your establishment, going for reliable commercial painting pros seems only logical. Besides, true experts will find the best cost-effective and efficient solutions for their clients and will always keep their client’s wishes in mind. Finally, ask to see all the previously-mentioned documentation and only choose the professionals that cooperate with you accordingly.
Choose the right materials
Since the office is where your workers spend the majority of their time, you should make sure that the environment is clean, safe and free of toxins. Therefore, when choosing the right paint for your office interior, make sure it’s organic and zero VOC, or at least low VOC.
Also, make sure that you choose high-quality paint in order to avoid having to repeat the process of repainting too often. Finally, when choosing colours, go for hues that are known to boost productivity and creativity to make the working environment all the more appealing.
Another important thing to mention is that you definitely shouldn’t wait for all the work to be finished to conduct the final inspection. Instead, conduct small, room-to-room inspections as soon as the area is finished so you can act immediately and ask the contractors to redo some part if it doesn’t meet your standards or expectations. Otherwise, you would just be wasting everyone’s time.
Also, ask the contractors in advance to prepare a project completion form that will contain the “before”, “during” and “after” pictures, as well as recommended maintenance tips.
As you can see, there are a lot of factors that require special attention when large-scale painting projects are concerned. Therefore, you will need to create a detailed plan of action, choose the right people for the job and see all the work through if you want to avoid any inconveniences or additional, unnecessary stress.