When it comes to designing and preparing your commercial properties for use, it’s all about getting the biggest bang for your buck without sacrificing quality. In other words, this is not about cutting corners – it’s about doing smart and sensible business.
In that regard, one has to pay exceptionally close attention to the aspect of commercial property upkeep and maintenance that puts the building dwellers in direct contact with certain chemicals. We are, of course, talking about the paint job, and when it comes to panting commercial properties, here are principal considerations.
Painting as a form of maintenance
One can easily see painting as a form of maintenance, and in that regard it can be truly cost-effective. In other words, you can revitalize the appearance of your commercial property without spending a fortune on some invasive renovation efforts. For example, if your building is going through a “flip” season (when most tenants leave for this reason or another), you can invest in a quality paint job to freshen the building up and attract new ones. The same rule applies if you want to retain the old tenants.
The most reasonable time-frame for a new coat of paint is two years, which is surprisingly a shocking piece of information for many owners as they tend to slap a new coat of paint on the walls every four years unless an exterior factor (unpredictable splatter, blotches, mold, etc.) forces them to do a localized repainting. Still, two years is what is recommended to keep the place looking crisp, and it always gives you a chance to mix things up a bit when it comes to colour. The longer intervals can be reserved for the exterior paint job maintenance.
Of course, one of the most important aspects of painting commercial properties is to assure the safety of tenants and everyone involved. Lead filled paint has largely been phased out of use, but it still tends to have an unpleasant and strong smell while it is fresh, not to mention the fact that some harmful toxins evaporate into the immediate environment. Most of the paint is a lot safer these days and it only requires a day for the room to become habitable once more.
This is why it is important to look for the most ecologically sensible form of paint and keep all the windows and doors open if the interior is being repainted. The crucial aspect of keeping the entire endeavor safe is to find expert commercial painters that will do the job as efficiently and quickly as possible. Sure, you can save a dime by doing the job yourself, but you will almost certainly turn the entire project into a torturous mess of smells and unfinished business. You’ll recognize a good contractor quite easily since they tend to initiate consultations immediately, and this is promptly followed by the in-depth inspection of the site.
Cut costs reasonably
In order to cut costs, you have to plan ahead and do some troubleshooting. When it comes to exterior work, you’ll have to book the project early on since this is one of the most demanded categories from contractors. Supply and demand dictate the pricing range, so in order to avoid spending a small fortune on the paint job, book it at least three months in advance for a low business season (and which season this is depends highly on the part of the world you live in).
You can also use different types of paint for different aspects of the commercial building – for example, you can use the less expensive variant on the exteriors, since the eco-sensitive paint tends to be more expensive, which means it should be reserved for interiors. Although this is not the most ideal solution, it is still viable for owners that are a bit stripped for cash.
Painting the exterior or interior (or both) of your commercial building can help revivify its appearance in ways you previously thought were impossible. It is an exciting prospect because the job itself appears to be simple. However, while a paint job does appear to be pretty straightforward on paper, it can become much more complicated than originally anticipated.
This is simply due to the fact that commercial properties tend to be a lot more elaborate in terms of size and layout, not to mention the height. Thankfully, with a bit of knowledge laid out in the text above, as well as some entrepreneurial spirit, you can have a crisp-looking commercial property in no time; a building, or a set of buildings that looks the part without sacrificing functionality.