Working in an occupied space is one of the most challenging and gratifying aspects of our business. Homeowners and businesses alike want fresh looks for their properties but are often concerned about the disruption and potential downtime required to accomplish the job. Let’s face it – having your home or building painted can be quite inconvenient!

Special preparation and care needs to be given to furnishings, equipment and people that live and work in these spaces. At Ghaster Painting & Coatings, we understand these concerns and make it our priority to listen to our customers and find the right solutions that work for them.

Here is just a few of the ways we make painting occupied spaces easier:

After-hours and weekend scheduling: We know that businesses need their employees to be focused on their jobs and that sharing space with contractors can be a distraction. Most companies simply cannot afford to send their people home early or give them days off to accommodate painting. We can schedule our crews in the off-hours or on weekends to minimize disruption to your business. When your people return to work they will be in a freshly-painted, perfectly clean space, looking so much better than when they had left it!

Prep and masking: Protecting equipment and permanent fixtures from drips, overspray and sanding dust is a high priority. We will isolate the space with plastic sheeting, lay down protective material for flooring and other items that can’t be moved. This prevents potential damage and tracking of paint and footprints from one place to another. Proper preparation and masking is crucial to not only keeping the work area clean, but also getting the best results for the job.

Low VOC materials: Green is hot for painting companies and we’re not just talking about the color of paint. Acceptable levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paint and other materials is an important consideration when working in interior occupied spaces. Whenever possible we use zero or low-VOC materials that do not harm the ozone, contribute to smog formation and are often linked to respiratory illness and memory impairment. This will help avoid the familiar “that smell is giving me a headache” complaint and is less toxic for your employees and family, as well as the health of our planet.

Keeping it neat and clean: When it comes to keeping work areas clean, we prefer to cleanup as we go, opposed to major cleanup at the end of a project. This includes removing, and often taking with us the trash we create. You will not find remnants of our lunch or refreshments on a job site or be asked to provide bags, brooms or a vacuum. We’ll come completely prepared to do our work and the only evidence you’ll ever see of us having been there is your beautiful new paint job.
Ghaster Painting crews are paint professionals. That’s all we do. We have the experience and equipment needed to get fantastic results for any commercial or residential property. Give us a call to discuss your next painting project, we will have the solution that is best for your property and right for you!

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