A happy, productive workplace relies heavily on its atmosphere and appearance. If an office is dull or deteriorating, employees will probably have a hard time getting things done. A new coat of paint for your office can turn things around significantly. In most cases, hiring commercial painting contractors is the best way to get the job done properly without halting work operations too much. But there are plenty of things you can do as well to get your office ready for painting. Let’s have a look.
Figure Out Scheduling First
Before you prepare the physical space of your office for painting, you must prepare your personnel. No matter how large or small your workplace, everyone should know that commercial painting services will be in the office for a certain number of days during a specific timeframe. Spreading the word will reduce the risk for conflicts, such as an employee trying to get to their desk after it has been temporarily removed from the office or covered, etc.
Of course, your workforce can’t make preparations without knowing the exact dates and times painting is set to take place. To figure this out, you must consider your office’s hours and find ways to work around your most productive windows of time. Not every interior painting service will be able to accommodate your needs perfectly, but work with your provider to come up with the optimal schedule for office painting so as to minimize lost productivity.
Remove What You Can from the Room(s)
In many cases, professional painters will move, remove, and cover furniture and equipment as part of their own preparation procedures. Still, no one knows your office’s tools and features better than you and your workforce. If you have sensitive items you would rather move or cover yourself, take the time to do so.
For instance, if your office is filled with expensive computers, you really won’t want paint to get on any part of them. Likewise, you won’t want them damaged in the process of removing them from the painting area. If it’s possible to get them out of there, work as a team and carefully take them away. But, if they have to remain where they are, ask your painting services about the best options for covering and protecting them from falling paint.
Use This Opportunity to Clean Thoroughly
While you’re already removing items and furniture from your office, there’s no better time to clean those areas you haven’t been able to reach for years. Sweep, vacuum, and scrub the floors and walls to get started. But if you have the time and resources, consider investing in deep cleaning services to hit the reset button on your office before painting begins.
Cleaning is obviously important for general health and safety reasons, but it’s also another necessary step for getting your office ready for painting. Paint sticks better to clean surfaces, so your new paint job will last much longer if you take the time to scrub those walls. Again, the best interior painting contractors will clean surfaces before painting anyway. Generally speaking, though, the more cleaning you and your team can do, the better.
Give your workplace the update it deserves with a new coat of paint. As you prepare your office for painting, All American Painting Plus is here to help you every step of the way. To learn more about all that we do, give us a call at (703)-620-5563!