Are You Ready For A Commercial Painting Project?

Posted on: 1 September 2020

Are you ready for a commercial painting project? No, this is not meant in the pep rally sense of saying, "Are you ready?" The question here is whether or not your business location, team, and customers are properly prepared to have commercial painting contractors come to your site to perform work. Learn about four ways to look at this question so you can get ready.

Is Your Schedule Open?

To be clear, it's not enough to set aside the estimated time to allow the work to be done. You're going to need some fudge room. If the work is over early, then hooray, it's done. If not, you'll at least have a buffer planned at the end so you're not preparing to get back to business while there are still commercial painting contractors walking around your building.

Suppose the estimate is the job will take 5 days. Try to block out at least 7 and preferably 9 days so you'll have a chance to deal with potential delays or undiscovered problems.

Has Everyone Been Briefed?

Regardless of the size of your business, it can be tempting to assume everyone has heard what's going on and that they're on board with it. Never make this sort of time- and space-constrained assumption. Directly ask all folks with any interest in the affected areas of the building if they're ready for the work based on the proposed schedule. If they're not, you'll want to make the required adjustments before committing to a contract.

Do You Have a Plan to Clear the Area?

Moving stuff out of the space isn't the entirety of the plan, nor is having a spot to fit it. Particularly at businesses that have lots of equipment, cases, shelves, or inventory items, it's critical to know that everything will fit in the reserved space you're planning to employ.

Take some time to sit down with a sheet of graph paper to plan the space consumption. Use one square on the graph to represent a square-foot or -yard so you'll have an appropriate sense of scale. Especially with numerous or large items, take the time to measure them and to determine if they can be stored on-site. If they can't, you'll need to make temporary warehousing arrangements.

Are Adjoining Areas Ready?

Commercial painting contractors will need to store equipment and supplies. Likewise, they'll have to get items in and out of the building. They'll also require some outdoor space for their vehicles. Make sure you have enough room for the contractors.

For more tips, reach out to a local commercial painting contractor.