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My Commercial Space is Occupied, Can a Commercial Painting Contractor Work Around the Tenants?

Posted on May 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

con.jpgWhen your commercial space is occupied you do not suddenly stop maintaining its’ appearance. Occasional painting on the interior and exterior will still be necessary. Tenants may be responsible for the paint in their space but shared areas like lobbies, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, and the exterior of the building will still require your attention. Your tenants and their customers need access to these spaces during business hours so it is not feasible to completely restrict access in order to have these areas painted. What options does that leave you with? Can a commercial painting contractor work around your tenants? Through appropriate planning and efficient systems, a high quality commercial painting contractor can work around your tenants and provide you with results that meet your standards.

Strategic planning for the painting process

A little planning before a painting project begins will go a long way toward keeping your tenants happy. For example, tenants and customers need to have access to a restroom while they are in your building. If you are having the bathrooms painted, make sure they get painted in stages so there is always at least one available to the people inside your building. If you are having the doors and entryways painted make sure there is an alternative entrance and exist available during that process. For areas that are heavily used it may be necessary to time the painting during a less busy part of the day. Talk with your painting contractor about the areas that are the most heavily used to figure out the optimal time to get the painting job done. An experienced painting contractor should be able to walk you through all of these potential obstacles and more. Keep in mind that simply communicating with your tenants about what is going to take place can help the whole process go more smoothly. The improved appearance of the building will be beneficial for them and they will likely be willing to temporarily adapt in order to make sure the areas that need to get painted are available.

Efficiency throughout the painting process   

The best way for a commercial painting contractor to work around your clients is by being efficient. The quicker they get in and out of your building, the less disruption it will cause to tenants. If you want to make sure you hire an efficient painting contractor, look for one who has experience painting commercial properties. If they have previous experience on these types of projects they will know what to expect and how to work around your tenants.

A top notch commercial painting contractor can get the job done without causing problems for your tenants or their customers. Your tenants may have to make a few temporary adjustments during the painting process but those adjustments should not prevent them from getting their work done. In the end, everyone will appreciate the fresh clean look that a new paint job provides for your commercial space.  

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