Giving the inside of your business a fresh coat of paint won’t just keep things looking nice and trim, it will demonstrate to your clients and customers that you care about the details. A well-maintained establishment updated with engaging colors and modern styles inspire trust in everyone who steps into your place of work.
That said, we understand that painting can be a significant disruption to your day-to-day operations, so it’s easy to keep pushing it back — or even consider temporarily closing down during the paint job. But don’t worry— and don’t put it off! With careful planning, you can still run your business throughout a repaint.
Time Is of the Essence
If your doors aren’t open 24/7, or your business has a predictable slow period of the day, consult with your painting contractor if they can come during off-hours. If you run an office, ask if they can come in during the weekend while there are no employees. If you oversee an apartment complex, could they work in-between when tenants leave for work and the evening rush hour?
To Whom It May Concern…
Use several forms of communication to let people who will be affected by the disruption of the repainting. Send an email to your employees, notify them in your weekly meeting, and post signs around the office that display the paint job details (date, timeframe, plans to move around, etc.)
If you run a business that spends facetime with customers, post signs around the shop and use social media to spread the word. The advantage is two-fold as it shows you care about the customers, yet functions as a subtle advertisement for your upcoming spiffy-looking business.
Get in the Zone
Depending on the size of your business, we suggest you break the area into different zones so that only one section of your business is being painted at a time. This partition makes it easier to move around desks for a day, divert foot traffic temporarily, or use a separate entrance. Without these zones set up, the entire area can be a congested, frustrating, and dangerous mess that only makes the paint job take even longer.
Paint the Town Red
When the painting’s all finished, brag about it! Make posts for your social media, update your website, and include a few words about the new look in your email newsletters. In the time leading up to the reveal, build some hype for a grand re-opening of sorts.
For more information on Padlo’s Perfect Painting interior commercial painting services, contact us today!