How to Safely Have Your Hotel, Motel, or Restaurant Painted
Painting any property is a big task to undertake, regardless of size or scope. Each home or business has its unique challenges and requirements. There are some specific businesses, however, that require extra care and attention. Painting a hotel, motel, or restaurant is a job that calls for more thought and planning to ensure the work is done the right and safest way possible. Here are some considerations to take into account when hiring a painting contractor to paint your hotel, motel, or restaurant.
1. Planning the Project So Business is Not Affected
When you’re considering having your business’s building painted, you may wonder if it’s better to temporarily close your doors during cleaning and painting. However, with proper planning and coordination with your contractor, you should be able to keep your hours of operation relatively unaffected by the work being done.
For example, scheduling the painting to be done after restaurant hours is a reasonable and common request for businesses. If the entirety of the work cannot be done during that time frame, simply adjusting your restaurant’s hours should allow enough time to complete the work.
With a hotel or motel, it can be as simple as only painting a section of the building at a time. With this plan, you will still be able to have guests every night, and still systematically repaint your hotel. Blocking off areas being painted is an easy way to make sure guests are kept away from the work being done. Those areas can be reopened once they are dry and a new area can be started. Using careful and strategic planning, painting can be done with little to no interruption of your business.
2. Extra Precautions and Rules to Follow
There is generally more foot traffic in motels and restaurants than in offices, particularly foot traffic from people who aren’t employees. This means your painter will need to take extra precautions to make sure all aspects of the painting project are handled safely and professionally.
Knowing how to paint specific areas such as kitchens in restaurants or guest rooms in hotels is crucial to projects with heavy foot traffic. Outside of that, your painter must make sure everything is covered or removed from rooms being painted. Be sure to protect your workplace while the project is going on and hire a contractor who will follow all guidelines.
3. Safety Measures
Outside of the typical measures you can take as a business owner when having your property painted, there are industry standards and guidelines for painting contractors to follow. The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) have a set of standards for protecting you, your employees, your property, and the contractor you hire. Find out whether your contractor follows these PDCA standards as this can be an important factor when choosing your painting contractor for your next painting project.
PDCA guidelines are not only related to things like ladder safety, fall protection, and respiratory protection, but also involve using the correct materials and tools for your specific business. Make sure everything is covered, food is removed from kitchens, and your painter uses materials like low or no VOC paints. These types of paint will reduce the “new paint” smell from places where you would not want it, including hotel rooms or dining areas in restaurants. A PDCA contractor will ensure that all these measures are taken for the specific needs of your project.
There are many factors to consider when having your hotel or restaurant painted. Among them is that the appearance of your business really does have an impact on your customer and ultimately, on the profitability of your hotel, restaurant or other service business.
As a licensed commercial painting contractor, Painters Inc. has a rich history working with a wide variety of hospitality businesses. We develop a painting plan that is custom fit, meeting each unique need of the client.
Our commercial painting services include:
- Decorative finishes for a more refined look
- Quality paint selection from top retailers like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams
- Interior and exterior painting to completely change the appearance of your hotel or restaurant,
- and more.
With so much happening in the world today, we’re here to help you clean up and freshen up your business, whether it’s a hotel, restaurant, nail salon, or a retail store. While your doors are closed, we can come in and take care of everything, with no face-to-face discussions needed.
For an in-person or a virtual look at your business and your painting needs, reach out to Painters Inc. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about pressure washing, cleaning, renovating, or painting your business. Stay well.
Choose Painters Inc. for your next hotel or restaurant painting project.