Giving your commercial property a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to brighten it up and make it more attractive. A quality paint job can give your property a much needed facelift for a fraction of the cost of a full building renovation. However, when it comes down to the actual painting, some expertise and experience can make a big difference in the look and durability of the final result. To help ensure you get what you’ve paid for, we have a list of top tips for painting your commercial building.
Choose A Reputable Company
Sure, it’s possible for anyone to grab a bucket of paint and start throwing it down, but if you want things done properly, it’s in your best interests to hire someone who knows what they’re doing. A reputable company will understand the prep work that’s necessary, be able to suggest the appropriate paint for the job and rely on the experience of jobs done in the past. Look for a licensed and bonded contractor that will give you a written quote, rather than an estimate, so you know exactly how much you’ll pay to have the job completed. Reading reviews can help, but they should always be taken with a grain of salt. Referrals from former clients are your best bet.
Many commercial properties have their peak seasons. If possible, avoid scheduling the paint job during your busiest time. It can disrupt business while making it more difficult to finish the painting on time. You might also find that off-season paint jobs can cost significantly less than those done in the peak season. By planning in advance you might be able to get the job done both faster and cheaper.
Pay For Quality
Although you always want to keep your costs as low as possible, in many cases you get what you pay for. Paying for top quality products can save you money in the long run while providing a better looking final result. If your walls are prone to showing cracks, investing in more expensive crack-free paint will ensure a longer lasting paint job. Similarly, paying extra for paints that don’t emit noxious fumes can pay off with a more comfortable work environment. Sometimes it’s in your best interest to pay a little more.