Tips for Painting Commercial Buildings

Painting your commercial building is an investment that should be strategically approached to help avoid any complications with the public all while still accomplishing your desired look. While a good paint job can elevate and create a more positive first impression of a building, knowing what you want and how to achieve it is just as crucial.

We’ve narrowed down some of our need to know tips to help you ensure that your next commercial paint project helps create the feeling and atmosphere you are wanting to accomplish for your business. 


Consider the Scope of your Project

Before jumping into a full paint job on your building or business space, taking the time to consider the extent of your project will always help you and your painters in the long run. Asking yourself the following questions will help you narrow down the scope of your project and help you and your commercial painting company set the right plan into place to achieve your desired results.

How many buildings will need to be painted? Is there a time frame that we need to have the painting completed by? What time of the year are you planning on painting your building? Will there need to be any closures to business areas to accommodate the painters?

Taking a moment to look at all of the possible factors that could come into play as you work on painting your business space or building will help you understand what needs to be done as well as help minimize the inconvenience that might happen to any commercial activities throughout the project’s completion time. 


Choose the Right Color

Choosing what color is right for the exterior of your building is often overlooked in commercial real estate. Choosing the right color is key to that first impression as customers and potential customers arrive at your location.

The right colors can make all the difference between a dull property and a stunning masterpiece. Color consultants can help you choose a color and appropriate shades to fit with the current trends, paint development and color psychology.


Creating a Safe work environment

Maintaining the health and safety of your employees and customers as well as building tenants should always be a priority when looking to update any paint job in any commercial building. Making sure you select the correct type of paint that causes minimal health risks to those in the work space is crucial. Consider looking into paints that are odorless to help prevent an accumulation of paint fumes which could cause problems for employees, painters and customers throughout the duration of your project. 


Choose the right Painting Company for the Job

With all of the unique challenges that come with painting a commercial building, taking the time to select the right painters for you is essential. Here at Accent Painting we have over 50 years of experience painting inside and outside of commercial buildings. 

We are a full service paint company with interior and exterior painting for commercial and residential buildings. We specialize in everything from staining any kind of natural wood, working with drywall and plaster repairs, painting baseboards and crown molding, staining or painting of doors and windows, or painting perimeter walls.

Let us help take care of your job. Like we say here at Accent Painting, there is no job too big or too small. Give us a call today to schedule an assessment of your project!


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Painting Your Business While It’s Open

While wanting to freshen up your business can cause a disruption to your day-to-day routine and operations, painting and renovations can be done when you carefully plan and prepare for the work to be done. 


Should you stay open?

Before you start with any painting or renovation project, it is important to do some additional research to see if legally you can remain open while painting or renovating your business. For businesses such as restaurants, you might not be able to remain open due to health and safety codes. 

We understand that your business space is important. Before starting a new project ask yourself, will I still have enough space to work in? Are there windows to help eliminate contamination? Will employees be able to continue working without any safety hazards? These are just a few of the many questions to keep in mind when you think about starting a new painting project in your business.



Before you start the repainting process, be sure to notify everyone that could potentially be affected by the job. Let your employees know and have any needed training to help ensure that your daily operations aren’t interrupted.

While it’s important to let your employees know what is going on, it is equally important to make sure that your customers are informed ahead of time to help minimize any complaints or issues that may happen during the repainting process. It also helps show that your company cares about maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, which will go a long way with your customer base.


Set Up Zones

While you may want to get the painting process done and over with, it is important to allow your commercial painting company to set up zones or designated areas where they’ll start painting and zones that they’ll continue to once each zone has finished being painted. Ensuring a set up and a plan will help eliminate any chaos or confusion that could add to or create stress for yourself, your employees and your customers.

Unoccupied Zones

If your area is large enough, you can set up a buffer zone to help separate the areas that are being painted from the rest of your business area. Creating separate areas will help lower noise levels, disruptions to those painting and your customers, as well as help control air quality within your business space.


Creating a Complaint System

Even with having a well thought out plan in place for your business’ paint job, you should anticipate that there might be complaints from customers. Anticipating this ahead of time can help you develop a system to help address any complaints that may arise and help your business avoid losing a client over a simple concern. You may want to consider designating one person to handle all responses to help ensure that your customers know that you value and appreciate their input. 


Providing Updates

Always keep your customers and employees updated with the painting progress. Progress reports should be communicated to your staff and customers through appropriate channels such as email, social media and even signage that can be viewed from your storefront and throughout the business area. Some customers might prefer to visit your business again once the painting process is completed. It is important to announce when your project is complete to help bring back any customers who may have been waiting for the final update before returning. 


If you’re looking to repaint your business, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Accent Painting. Our painting experts are committed to helping you make your project as easy and stress-free as possible and will work with your needs to get the job done. Call us today or fill out our form to receive your estimate today!