Your business might be in need of repainting or you might want to just revamp the space with some new colors and design. However the thought of starting a repainting project can seem disruptive. Do you stay open during the process? Do you close down for a couple of days? Well here are a few time-tested tips and tricks you can use to keep your business open while undergoing a painting job.
Paint in Zones:
No matter how efficient a painting contractor is, there is no way they can paint the entire interior at once. This means that there is always going to be spaces that aren’t being painted at the moment. Instead of closing the whole space, you can have it be painted in sections. By cordoning off the spaces that are being painted (and by waiting until after closing hours to do the crucial areas), you’re more likely to minimize disruption to your employees and customers.
Many commercial painting companies don’t work the traditional 9 to 5 schedule, and it may be possible to have your painting job completed during times when your business is closed. Talk with your commercial painter about after hours painting services. Even if your business of office is operational around the clock you can schedule the paint job during the time when the building isn’t fully staffed. This can minimize the impact of this project will have on employees and customers.
Keep Employees and Customers Informed:
Nobody wants to disrupt their customers and it can be tempting to avoid notifying customers that your business will be undergoing a painting job or other renovations. Many tend to assume that this will only encourage customers to avoid the business. However you will want to maintain open communication with those you serve as this is key to customer satisfaction. If members of the public aren’t aware of what to expect when they enter the building, then they may be unpleasantly surprised.
Instead, you will want to put a notice up on your social media pages, talk about it frequently in staff meetings, and hang signs around your business. You should also include information on the steps you’re taking to avoid disruption in your announcement, your employees and customers will likely appreciate your proactiveness.
If your business needs some freshening up, we can help—and with years of experience in the commercial painting industry, we’re committed to making this process as simple and streamlined as possible. Contact us for more information or to obtain a quote.