While you want your place of business to always look fresh and clean, taking on the task of repainting can often be a big headache. From hiring commercial painters to working through the painting process, you might find that this project is more than you had anticipated. But with the right preparation and planning taking place, you can find a way to reduce the downtime and wind up with a great final product that will reflect very positively on your business.

To help you get to this point, here are three things to keep in mind when you’re planning to repaint at your place of business. 

Keep Your Staff And Customers In The Loop

As soon as you have your plans nailed down for when the painting is going to take place, it’s vital that you let your staff and your customers know what is happening and when. By keeping your staff in the loop, they’ll be able to let your customers know what’s going on and answer any questions that they might have. And if your painting is going to affect your hours of operation or impact the experience that people will have coming into your place of business, your customers are going to want to know this ahead of time so they can plan accordingly. 

Make Safety The Priority

When getting ready for painting to start, your main priority should be to ensure that anyone who’s going to be on your property will be safe. This includes safety from paint fumes as well as safety from the painting equipment that your painters will be using. 

If you’re planning on closing up shop while the painting is taking place, this likely won’t be an issue for you. But if you’re wanting to keep your doors open while painting, you’ll first have to make sure that this is legal for you to do in your area. And if you determine that it is, you’ll want to make sure that you put up the appropriate signage, have a lot of ventilation, and that you keep things as contained as possible. 

Work In Small Areas

To help you with the containment part of painting at your place of business, it’s a good idea to work painting in small areas rather than trying to paint the entire place at one time. If you’re able to just section off one part of your store or commercial space at a time and work on painting only there, you’ll be able to continue working in all the rest of your property without as much disturbance to your staff or your customers. 

If your place of business is needing some new coats of paint, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this project without losing too much time or money.