How to Keep Your Business Open During Painting Work
22 December 2020
To stay open during major commercial painting jobs or not to stay open? That is the question!
While it may seem like the smartest and safest idea to close up shop as you give your business a fresh coat of paint and general tidy up, it’s not always viable financially.
As a business owner, you can definitely keep your business up and running whilst it’s getting painted.
You just need to be mindful of the below points.
Read more from the commercial painter Perth team at Contrast Painting to find out what they are.
Zone your workplace
Depending on the size and scale of your business, it’s worth breaking your workplace up into zones.
Why? It makes sense that one area of your business is painted at a time – especially if you want to remain open. Zoning areas makes it easier to move desks, chairs and other office equipment for a day or two, divert foot traffic temporarily, and even create different entrances and exits if need be.
Without clever, but simple zoning, it would be far too chaotic for your business to stay open.
Negotiate contractor hours
Own and operate a 24/7 business like a petrol station or pharmacy? There may be slow foot traffic times in your workplace where limited staff and customers are present.
You’ll often find even in a 9-5 office or other commercial premises, there are slower hours of the day.
This is where it’s up to you to negotiate the hours of work:
- Can your commercial painting team operate after hours?
- Is weekend painting work possible?
You won’t know if you don’t ask, so speak to a Perth painter who is ready to listen.
Keep everyone informed
A business just simply wouldn’t run without effective communication. So, keep your staff, clients, customers and even neighbouring businesses in the loop with your commercial painting plans.
- Email your employees with notice prior to painting commencement
- Remind them at your weekly staff meeting (if you have them)
- Create and hang posters around your workplace and/or shopfront to notify customers
- Inform everyone of the efforts you’ll be taking as a business to minimise disruptions.
- Communicate with the above people when it will happen, how long the project may last and how (if at all), business operations will be affected.
Know that the Perth commercial painters at Contrast Painting provide painting services that not only look good, but cause minimal disruption in the process.
Choose professional, commercial Perth painters
Contrast Painting are the commercial painters in Perth you need for outstanding results and professional service.
We can help you with containment barriers to keep air quality optimised and zone your business temporarily during your painting project.
With Contrast Painting, you will definitely be able to keep your business open and thriving while we achieve your painting goals.
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Contact Contrast Painting today for cost-effective, professional and hassle-free commercial painting for your business.