Among the most effective ways to refurbish your business’s facility are by upgrading it and by giving it a fresh coat of paint. A modern, updated building reflects well on your business and can make your workspace feel brand new. It may even help bring in additional clientele or entice old customers to return.

 While a painting or renovation project has its advantages, it’s important for your business to remain welcoming and productive for both your employees and customers alike while the work is taking place. Here are a few effective tips on how to stay open when having your facility painted or renovated. 

The Challenges of Finding the Right Time to Renovate or Paint

When planning for the commercial paint job, it’s important to keep in mind the challenges that it may present for customers and employees. The goal is to be able to remain open and complete the work without disrupting the flow of patrons. It could be costly if you prevent them from having access to the items they need.

Construction debris, paint odors and loud noises can interrupt business operations. If your business doesn’t operate 24/7, consider painting or renovating after hours, when neither employees and staff nor customers are in the building. This can eliminate the chance of customers walking into restricted painting or renovation areas, which may be filled with hazards.

If you don’t want to close your business completely, consider asking your contractor to work on the weekends or at least during slow periods, such as after the afternoon rush. Negotiating convenient hours allows for a more efficient and less disruptive workspace.

How to Keep the Facility Open During Renovation  

1. Install Containment Barriers – Taking the necessary precautions to keep your staff and customers safe during the revamp or painting project is critically important. Painting in a confined area with little to no airflow can become a hazard. Fumes from paint may cause dizziness, headaches and other side effects.

Remodel projects can also result in the release of odors, contaminants and even biological pollutants into the air. Investing in proper barriers and running your HVAC at 100% can prevent poor air quality during construction. An experienced contractor can provide guidance on maintaining optimal air quality during the project.

2. Set Up Zones – Consider breaking up your business into zones so that only one section is being renovated or painted at a time. This can help mitigate the dangers of any noise, paint fumes and distractions for patrons and staff. Make sure that customers aren’t able to access the work area. Consider posting “no entry” or “wet paint” signs near work zones to prevent patrons from crossing the boundaries.

3. Notify Staff and Customers – Use as many forms of communication as you can to inform your employees and patrons about your project, such as via email newsletters, announcements on social media and signage throughout your business. This will allow customers to alter their shopping schedule if needed or buy items before the remodeling begins. Giving notification of your project before it begins may also help prevent complaints from customers.

Raider Painting — The Right Professionals for the Job

When you choose the right professionals for renovating or painting your facility, you can be confident that you’re receiving quality service. At Raider Painting, our experienced contractors can help maintain a safe and neat jobsite at your facility, as well as provide hands-on industry experience to meet your goals.

We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards for safety and quality, and our team has numerous safety certifications and OSHA-compliant training. No matter what type of industrial and commercial painting services you need, the professionals at Raider Painting will be there every step of the way, from beginning to project completion.  

If you’re ready to get your project started, request an estimate today.