A strategic approach is imperative when it comes to painting your commercial building. This will help to avoid complications and get it done in a timely manner. A professionally done paint job from Greg Unseth Painting and Exteriors will create a positive first impression that ensures your customers will visit you again and again. If you own a residential property, a stylish and well-maintained look on your building’s exterior will ensure better tenants who want to call your building home for the long-term.
Your building’s exterior is its handshake. What is yours telling potential customers, partners, and employees? For big jobs like this, you need more than just a fly-by-night tradesman (or a guy and a truck). You need an expert team with the right skill sets to get the job done on time and on-budget. When you work with our team at Greg Unseth Painting and Exteriors, you can get back to YOUR work without having to hand-hold your contractor.
If a client or customer visits your commercial building and sees chipped, peeling, or faded paint, what impression do you think they will have of your business? If you do not maintain your building’s appearance, they might wonder what other areas you are likely to neglect.
- Financial issues. Visitors to your business may think that your business is not doing very well if you cannot afford to have it painted regularly.
- Customer service. Does your disregard for your property’s appearance extend to careless customer service?
- Cleanliness. If you ignore the painted areas of the building, are you also cutting corners with the janitorial services? Or are you like those “slum lords” who are just looking for a profit without caring about the people who must work in that environment?
- Other maintenance problems. Keeping a commercial building painted is one of many requirements of regular maintenance. Are other important maintenance areas also being neglected?
It is the impression that matters. Why take the chance of losing customers when a fresh coat of paint can make a great first impression?
Preparing For Your Paint Project
There are several essential steps you must take before a big paint project can begin for your business. You will need to determine if your business may remain open during the job, or if you need to close. If you remain open, customers and employees will be made aware of the ongoing project, and special accommodations should be made to avoid any inconvenience for them. If you plan to suspend your business’ operations during the painting, the job should be planned out around the specific closure details.
Selecting the Appropriate Color for Your Building
The color you choose for your business’ building not only makes the first impression for your business, but it might have the ability to tip the tides in your favor over your competitors! A well done and thought out paint project can have a huge impact on your overall business. It will pay off for you if you take the time to consider all of the best options for your potential color scheme.
The primary color of your building is the most important one to choose. This is the color that will be painted on most of your building. If your building is large, we recommend selecting a nice, neutral paint color scheme. It is always pleasing to look at a building that blends in with the surrounding area. Neutrals tend to complement your business’ logo and/or exterior signage.
After a primary color is selected, that’s when you can start having some fun with selecting accent colors. Accent colors provide a uniqueness to your building and will make the overall project look interesting. If a building lacks accent colors, it can appear drab and boring. Breaking up the primary color is essential to standing out. We recommend placing accent colors on trim and doors, maybe even the drain pipes.
Increase the value of your commercial property.
Being a commercial property owner provides a solid investment that will hopefully increase over time. To get the full benefits of your investment, property upkeep and maintenance is essential. Cosmetic improvements like a new interior and exterior paint job can be a game-changer for your property and business. It’s an easy and affordable way to improve your property value.
Get a big return on your investment
If you are considering selling your property, a new paint job will make your building more appealing to look at. Property owners who can offer buyers what they are looking for “as-is” have a much better chance of increasing the asking price. A fresh coat of paint allows buyers to better visualize what is possible for the space. Overall, a well-maintained and beautiful building will always have a higher market value.
Tips for hiring the right paint contractor in Colorado Springs
Don’t make the mistake of hiring just any commercial painting company for your next project. You need to make sure the contractor is reputable, trustworthy and has the expertise needed to do the job right.
Check reviews and ask for references and make sure you check those references. Don’t hesitate to ask the important questions: Are they licensed, insured and bonded? Do they provide free estimates? Remember to get a detailed written bid upfront before any work is done. The lowest bid isn’t always the best choice. Some companies will low-ball you to get their foot in the door, then tack on “extras” during the project. At Greg Unseth Painting, we will never do that. Our prices are upfront and honest and our licensed experts are ready to get the job done!
Painting contractors, like us, who are local, established businesses are more invested in the community. We strive to deliver higher quality results and better customer service to our neighbors here in Colorado Springs.