Commercial and industrial buildings, like their residential counterparts, require constant upkeep which includes the occasional paint job. Yet, painting projects for commercial and industrial ventures are often very different in scope and execution than, say, a single-family home. There are, however, some simple tips that landlords and property owners can follow that will expedite the process and make sure the painting job is completed to satisfaction:
Planning your Painting
Planning is always a necessary component to any successful painting project and it becomes increasingly important with larger commercial or industrial buildings. Before you even begin a consultation, have a general vision in mind of what you would like to have completed. Additionally, keep in mind any time restraints which may arise and periods of high commercial traffic which may be inconvenienced by any significant painting upgrades.
Think Through the Feel and Brand of your Commercial or Industrial Building
Commercial and industrial painting is one of the most efficient ways to solidify a cohesive brand image. Think about what sort of image you would like to present to your customers and work based upon that. Painting of this variety should be used to highlight your goods or services and should not be disruptive in its general appearance. This process may involve consulting with employees and customers over what works and what doesn’t work with the current paint job of your commercial or industrial building.
Consider a Green Paint Job
Paint manufactures have made leaps and bounds in the past few years, creating a number of environmentally-friendly products. A paint job featuring a reflective coating could reduce the energy costs of your commercial or industrial enterprise. Of course, there are the additional environmental benefits involved in the production and application of such paints.
Maintain an Open Dialogue with your Painting Contractor
For any large scale project to be successful, it’s imperative you maintain a dialogue with your contractor. Before the project begins, you and the commercial or industrial painting contractor should have the same expectations and the same vision for what should unfold. Last minute changes can easily cause headaches for all parties and deter from a commercial or industrial painting project’s efficiency.