Research shows that people can make a judgment about a business in as little as a tenth of a second. If your hotel or restaurant looks worn or dingy, it can create a negative impression and color their entire experience. You need to keep your facility looking fresh, clean, and professional to attract and retain a loyal customer base.
Whether it’s new construction or time to freshen up your restaurant or hotel’s interior or exterior, the commercial painting professionals at Ghaster Painting & Coatings are here to help. We’ve painted hundreds of facilities in the hospitality industry and know what it takes to do the job right and do it efficiently.
Here is some of what we have learned to make painting jobs go easier for everyone and produce the long-lasting results you want.
Schedule Work to Minimize Downtimes
Downtime is costly. When you work with a professional commercial painting company, you can schedule the job around your work hours.
For restaurants, you can schedule painting crew to arrive during off-hours, even if that means overnights or early mornings. If the job is too big to finish in one session, you may be able to break it up into multiple days so you never have to close. Another strategy is to open a few hours later than normal to allow painting crews to finish up and clean up.
For hotels and other hospitality facilities, you can still accommodate guests while keeping some parts of your building closed. You can stay open and complete the job in phases to keep guests away from work areas. You may also want to schedule work during the off-season if applicable.
Keep in mind that much of the work — and the quality of the work — relies on proper preparation. Protecting and covering furniture, floors, counters, etc., takes time. Preparing walls by sanding, taping, and priming also adds time to a project.
In any case, make sure you let your customers and patrons know about upcoming work to avoid any frustration.
Choose High-Quality Products
Always use high-quality paints and finishes. It may be tempting to save a few bucks by using lower-grade paint, but it will cost you more in the long run. Cheap paints wear faster and show their age more quickly. This can degrade the appearance of your restaurant, hotel, motel, or other hospitality business and cause you to have to repaint more often.
When you choose high-quality products for commercial painting, you get a more durable, longer-lasting finish that is more resilient. It will stay looking fresh and beautiful longer. This is especially important in the hospitality business where interior surfaces may get more wear and tear.
Quality products on the outside of your business will also hold up better in the intense Arizona sun and better resist rain, moisture, and damaging wind and sand storms.
Choose Low VOC Paints
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are what create the new paint smell. Standard paints can give off fumes for days or even weeks. At times, it can be almost overpowering. That may not be a problem for a building’s exterior, but diners don’t want to be exposed to fumes when they are easting. If you’re in the hospitality business, choose low-VOC or no-VOC options for paints and finishes.
Choose the Right Types of Paints and Colors
You will need to pick a color that complements your business and sets the mood. At the same time, you will also need to choose the right type of paint finish. For example, flat paints show dirt and fingerprints. Semi-gloss and glossy finishes are easier to clean and can resist stains, but may also accentuate imperfections.
Work with your commercial painting company to make smart decisions about colors and finishes. You will likely choose primary and accent colors while mixing levels of gloss to create an appealing and beautiful appearance.
The colors you choose do play a role in how patrons perceive your establishment, and they can impact client or customer behavior.
Hire an Experienced Commercial Painting Company
For restaurants and hospitality facilities, it is crucial that you work with experienced commercial painting contractors with years of experience.
You will get a higher quality paint job and a better experience, especially when working around kitchens, living spaces, and heavy traffic areas. When you work with a commercial painting company like Ghaster Painting & Coatings, for example, you get the expertise acquired from more than 45 years in business.
Painting crews should be fully trained on OSHA safety procedures and best practices to work efficiently to minimize disruption. At Ghaster Painting & Coatings, all of our painting crews are team members; we do not outsource our painting work, and we do not use day laborers. Most of our team members have been with us for more than a decade.
With us, you get skilled, experienced professionals who have handled some of the most challenging paint jobs in Arizona. We pride ourselves on providing knowledgeable, professional service that is honest and dependable. We strive to make commercial painting a no-hassle experience for you.
Looking for a commercial painting company for your hotel or restaurant? Contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings today at (602) 277-8541 or request a bid online today.