Tips For Keeping A Commercial Painting Job On Budget

You need to keep your commercial space well-painted in order to maintain a professional appearance and a clean environment. However, painting a commercial space is not cheap. It's common for business owners to set a budget but then to exceed that budget by the time the painting project is over. You don't have to end up in the same boat! Here are some ways to help ensure your commercial painting job stays on-budget.

Use a cheaper commercial paint.

While you don't want your space painted with the cheapest of cheap paint, there's usually no reason to spring for top-of-the-line paint, either. If the paint is labeled for commercial use, it is already really good paint. (Commercial paint is already made to be tougher and more wear-resistant than residential paint.) You don't have to spring for no-VOC paint or super-premium paint if doing so will break your budget. Ask your painter what their cheapest recommended commercial paint is, and go for it.

Don't have the paint tinted.

This is not possible with every space's aesthetic. If your business hinges on having lime green or pink walls, for example, there's really no way around that. But if you don't mind having white, off-white, or other plain-colored walls, then ask your paint contractor to forego the tint. You'll save some money not only on the tint itself but also on the time the painters would otherwise spend tinting and mixing the paint. Most non-tinted paint is either white, off-white, or pale gray. You can add bursts of color to your commercial space in other ways, such as with signage or floor mats.

Make sure the space is prepared for your painters.

Painters usually charge by the hour. If they are in your building for 16 hours in total, they'll charge you for those 16 hours. If they're only there for 12, you'll only pay for 12. So, to keep costs down, you want to do all you can to make your painters' jobs easier. Start by making sure the space is clear and ready to go before they arrive. Move anything you don't want paint on. Cover items you can't move with plastic. Clear the aisles, prop the door open, and pick up any floor mats they might trip over.

The tips above will really help you keep your commercial painting job on-budget. With cheaper paint, no tint, and a well-prepared space, you'll spend significantly less and still end up with a good, suitable paint job.

To learn more, contact a commercial painting company.