Staying Open While Your Business is Being Painted

Painting an open business

If you’re fortunate enough to be doing brisk business at your place of business, over time you’ll likely notice that your interior paint job is showing signs of age, wear, and tear. Applying a new coat of paint will help your business present a fresh new appearance to new and returning customers alike and can help avoid looking dated or shabby.

While starting a repainting project can seem disruptive, there are a few time-tested tips and tricks you can use to keep your Rhode Island business open while undergoing a painting job.

Do the Painting in Zones

Even the most efficient commercial painting contractor can’t paint the entire building’s interior at once, which means there will always be some spaces that aren’t being painted at the moment. By cordoning off the spaces that are being painted (and by waiting until after closing hours to do the crucial areas), you’ll minimize disruption to your employees and customers.

Ask About After-Hours Options

Many commercial painting companies don’t work the traditional 9 to 5 schedule, and it may be possible to have your painting job completed during times when your business is closed. Even if you operate around the clock, scheduling a paint job for a time when the building isn’t fully staffed can minimize the impact this project will have on employees and customers.

Let Employees and Customers Know What’s Happening

It can be tempting to want to avoid notifying customers that you’ll be undergoing a painting job or other renovations—you may assume that it will only encourage them to avoid your business. But maintaining open communication with those you serve is key to customer satisfaction, and if members of the public don’t know what to expect when they enter your building, they may be unpleasantly surprised.

Instead, put out the word on social media, in staff meetings, and in signs around your office. If your announcement includes information on the steps you’re taking to avoid disruption, your employees and customers will likely appreciate your proactiveness.

If your Rhode Island business needs some freshening up, we can help—and with years of experience in the commercial painting industry, we’re committed to making this process as simple and streamlined as possible. Contact us for more information or to obtain a quote.

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