If you think your business is in need of some updates, or if you want to give your space a new look, it's time to hire a commercial painting contractor. A commercial painting contractor handles jobs specifically for businesses. To ensure you're satisfied with the results of your paint job, follow these three tips.
1. Choose a Paint Color and Sheen Appropriate for Your Business
One of the first things you'll need to do when you hire a painting contractor is to decide what paint color and sheen you want. With so many options, it can be difficult to find the perfect hue. Unfortunately, selecting the wrong color makes it more likely that you won't be happy with the final results.
Start by looking at other items you want to use in your various spaces, like furniture or artwork. Make sure that your new color complements any pieces that you know you'll want in your business. Take into account your floor and furniture as well.
Avoid going with a lot of bright colors, as these can be a little overwhelming for potential customers. Instead, you might paint a single wall a bold, bright hue to liven up the space.
When it comes to sheen, the purpose of the space should influence your selection. High gloss is an excellent option for spaces where spills and drips are likely to happen; it's a little bit easier to clean. It also tends to enlarge and lighten up a space due to the shininess.
Semi-gloss is also easy to clean, but it has less shine. It's ideal for spaces that might require frequent cleaning where you want a cozier atmosphere.
Satin, eggshell, and matte are much more subdued and harder to clean. They're a good selection for areas with low traffic.
2. Clear Out the Areas You're Painting
Before your contractor gets started, make sure that you clear everything out of the areas that you've having painted. This will allow the painters to have greater mobility and get the job done as quickly as possible. Check that you remove artwork from the walls, clear off employee work stations, and move furniture to the center of the room.
3. Have Your Painter Paint a Sample Area
Before you fully commit to a color, you need to see exactly how it looks in your business. Have your painter paint sample areas with potential colors so that you can make sure its the color you're looking for. Ideally, your painter should prime the sample areas, as the underlying paint color influence how the colors look.