Things To Consider Before The Commercial Painting Contractor Starts To Paint Your Place Of Business

Whether you own a restaurant or run an executive office, you may decide a coat of paint could liven things up and make the place look more presentable to customers and clients. Of course, having a business painted inside is a bit different than having your home painted. You will need to take some time to prepare everything for the work that is to be done. Here are a few basics to get you started once you know the day the painters are going to arrive.

Put Up Notices

You need to inform your customers that you will be having the place painted on a certain day or days. While you may be able to keep different areas of the place open for business as the work is done, some people are sensitive to the smell of new paint and will want to avoid the place until everything is dry. Letting them know in advance gives them the chance to come by the day or so before the painting is to be done. This way, you won't miss out on any business.

Section Off Areas

If you plan on staying open while the work is being done, take some time to section off different areas for the painters. They can work in one section, with plastic sheets enclosing the area. Once a section is done, move the plastic sheets to the next area to be painted. This will allow you to move things around for work purposes as well.

Plan Ahead for Work

There are going to be some normal work tasks that will not be done during the painting process. If possible, try to get ahead on that work for a few days before the commercial painting contractor shows up. Make sure you have the needed items in an area that is not going to be painted so you can continue to work with them.

You may need to close your business for a day to get the painting done, or perhaps you can have the contractor work overnight, when the place would normally be closed for customers. A professional commercial painter will know what is going to work best for the different types of business. While it will be up to you how to proceed as far as closing or not, it would be in your best interest to listen to what the professional says and then plan things to work around their suggestion.