Need a fresh coat of paint on the outside of your building? Or do you even need the interior painted? Fresh paint can have a big impact on your business. It can make your building more appealing and welcoming to customers. It can change the image of your company and potentially even boost your bottom line.

However, a painting project can also be disruptive to your business. It may be difficult for customers to access the building while the project is going on. The smell and the fumes from the paint may make it difficult for employees to work inside for long periods of time. While the new paint may be beneficial to your business, you probably don't want to shut down operations while the project is underway. Below are a few tips to help you keep your commercial painting project and business on-track.

1. Develop a detailed schedule. The best way to avoid a business disruption is to plan ahead. There are probably times when your business is closed or isn't busy, like at night or on weekends. Look for a commercial painter who can work on those hours. Also, consider rotating the project around the facility based on your business needs. 

For example, if you have a large building, the project could focus on one area at a time so that you can continue operating in other areas. Create a written schedule or timeline and have that plan available as you talk to potential painters. An experienced commercial painter should understand your business needs and be able to work around them.

2. Choose quality over cost. It can be tempting to go with the least expensive materials. However, higher-quality and higher-priced paints may actually save you time and money. A higher-quality paint usually dried faster, which means you can get back to business sooner. Also, you may only need one layer of high-quality paint versus multiple coats of inexpensive, low-quality paint. 

High-quality paint also reduces the need for touch-ups and follow-up paint projects. Your commercial painter will likely recommend material options, but be sure not to budget for the least expensive paint available.

3. Schedule a final walk-through. You may want the project wrapped up as soon as possible so you can reopen all areas of your business. However, it's worthwhile at the end to take time and do a final walk-through with the contractor. Even the best painters miss spots or have areas where there wasn't enough paint applied. 

It's always easier to find these spots while the painter is still onsite. They can usually address it quickly, which minimizes the need for a follow-up visit that once again closes a portion of your business. Take the extra time to review the work and sign off on everything before the painter leaves.

Ready to get your project underway? Contact an experienced commercial painter in your area today. They can give your business a fresh look with minimal disruption to your operations.