Renovations are a common project for residential and commercial properties, in fact, 83% of homes were built before 1980 and therefore require attention. Commercial painting tends to be much larger projects and is no small undertaking. They require careful planning and execution to ensure that the desired results are achieved within the agreed-upon timeline. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next commercial painting project.
1. Determine the Scope of Work
Before you begin planning your commercial painting project, you need to determine exactly what needs to be painted. Make a list of each room or space that will need to be painted, along with the specific elements in each room/space that will need attention.
2. Choose Your Team
Select the painting contractors that will be completing your project. It’s important to find a team with experience and professionalism, as well as those who are insured and licensed. Be sure to discuss their specific approach and process so you can prepare appropriately for each phase of your commercial painting project.
3. Prepare the Work Site
Your painters will need a clean and clear work site to succeed on your project. Remove any obstructions and items that could be damaged during the painting process. Cover any items that can’t be removed with plastic sheeting. This will minimize potential damage to your property and ensure that the final results will be the best possible.
4. Choose Your Color Schemes
Now that your worksite has been prepared, you’re ready to choose the colors for your new painting project. Be sure to review color schemes and finishes with your professional painter before making any final decisions, as this will ensure that both of you are on the same page regarding the end results.
5. Set a Completion Date
Setting an estimated completion date is essential for planning your commercial painting project. Discuss any issues that could potentially affect the projected timeline with your contractor before you begin, so there are no unpleasant surprises at the end of your project.
6. Finalize Your Agreement
The final step is to sign a contract with your painting contractor. Make sure you understand each provision of the agreement and that it outlines all costs, such as paint and supplies, possible overtime charges, etc. Read through the entire agreement carefully and ask for clarification if necessary.
Planning your commercial painting project thoroughly will ensure that you are completely satisfied with all aspects of the final outcome. Be sure to follow these tips, so you’re prepared for each step of the process. Call us today for a free consultation and estimate on your next painting project.
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