What to Expect During a Commercial Painting Project

Posted on: 25 October 2017


Commercial buildings need routine maintenance in order to keep them looking fresh and attractive to customers. Commercial painting is very different from residential painting due to the larger scope, detailed services and legal aspects that are involved.

A commercial painting project involves more than just applying paint to interior and exterior walls. It also involves selecting the right periods for competing the project, preparing the building for the paintjob, and the signing of contracts and other legal documents.

Therefore, before you embark on a commercial painting project, there are important factors you need to be aware of before, during and after the process.

It is a team effort

When painting your commercial building, be sure to engage all the stakeholders that will be involved during the process. Consult other people with a stake in your premises and get their opinions on the proposed project.

If it is a business, work with various departments within the organisation to determine how you will plan and pay for the commercial painting. You should also involve others when selecting the painting design, colors, and timeline for the project.

Get hands on with the details

Because commercial painting tends to be large scale, you need to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. This means getting hands on with the details to the extent of selecting the paint manufacturer.

Unless it is a painting contractor that you can trust or have had previous experience with, knowing where the paint is being sourced from can help you ensure quality, fair pricing and durability of the inputs. Seek referrals from friends, colleagues and other industry experts when researching paint manufacturers.

Preparation of the contract

You should not engage in a commercial painting project without a contract. The contract should be clear and detailed, outlining all the services that will be carried out, the method of payment, and the duration of the project. The contract should also cover the procedures involved in case any changes to services are made.

Project timelines

A commercial painting project is likely to take some time to complete, most likely over one week. You and your business should therefore be prepared to accommodate the painters and make adjustments to your regular business operations.

This could mean shutting down temporarily, moving to new premises, or setting up in opposite areas of the building. Whichever strategy you employ, aim at causing minimum distractions to your employees and your customers during the project.