Whether you own a retail store or another commercial space, painting the interior is an excellent way to improve the appearance and engage staff and customers. However, commercial interior painting isn’t always as easy as it might be to paint a room in your home!
Quality paint jobs require the right paint, tools, and skills to enhance your commercial space. In some cases, painting must follow codes or property management specifics to keep people safe and maintain a building’s overall appearance.
If you’re ready to spruce up the interior of your commercial space, you need the best Cherry Hill painting services! Consider these seven things before scheduling a painter or tackling the job yourself.
1. Choose Colors Wisely
Who is your target audience? If you’re giving your space a facelift to attract more customers, make sure the interior design and colors aren’t distracting or unsettling.
The colors of your retail space can influence buying decisions. 52% of your shoppers won’t return to your shop if they don’t like the aesthetics. With that much riding on potential sales (or lost purchases), the color you choose for the interior of your commercial space is critical!
When considering color:
- Stay consistent with your brand
- Choose colors that sync with your industry
- Accent with shades that invoke your desired response
Understanding color psychology can help you develop a color scheme that spruces up your space and makes customers happy! Work with professionals like Brush Master painting for a color consultation to identify the best shades for your shop.
Remember: accidents will happen after a fresh coat of paint. After choosing your paints and completing the job, make sure you keep some leftover paint for minor touch ups.
2. Use Quality Paint
Cheap paint won’t stand the test of time. It might be tempting to save a few dollars on low-quality paint. However, for an interior paint job that you won’t need to repaint again any time soon, resist the urge to choose anything but high-quality paint.
Covering walls with excellent paint also helps improve the quality appearance of your space. Customers can see through a poor-quality paint job and relate that to a lack of quality in your products or services.
3. Use the Right Tools
Quality paint requires quality tools to ensure an excellent paint job! A commercial paint job needs commercial-grade painting equipment to deliver a flawless painting experience.
Don’t stop with buckets and brushes. Painting a retail space can also require:
- Rollers, sleeves, and trays
- Paint sprayers
- Drop cloths
- Extension poles
- Ladders or platforms to reach ceilings
- Painter’s tape
- Paint mixers
If you’re not interested in purchasing these items to do the job yourself, a professional crew like Brush Masters painting already has the right equipment for the job!
4. Prepare the Walls
Dirty walls or chipped paint will ruin a new paint job. Before applying a fresh coat of paint, clean wall surfaces and sand or scrape away paint flakes that can interfere with a smooth repainting.
Freshly-applied paint doesn’t stick well to dirt or old paint. Without removing chipped or flaking paint first, you risk the new layer of paint chipping off soon after application.
A fresh surface helps a new layer of paint dry evenly without blemishes. When scraping or sanding walls, wear a respirator and protective eyewear to avoid injury.
5. Don’t Forget the Ceiling
Your room isn’t complete without a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling. Most professionals recommend painting the ceiling first, then complete the job by painting the walls.
Choose a traditional shade of “ceiling white,” or select a color that works with your interior design and color scheme. Make sure you have the right tools and equipment to safely paint the ceiling, or hire a professional to do it for you.
6. Use Primer First
We don’t suggest using low-cost paint, and we also don’t recommend skipping the priming process. Primer helps provide a stable layer on the surface of walls to help your color coats adhere more effectively.
Using a primer helps fill in the porous aspect of a wall that could prevent the color paint from drying evenly. It can also help cover stains or other discoloration in the wall before covering it with a new color. Without a layer of primer, your walls can look blotchy and uneven after applying layers of your colored paint.
While priming might add time to your commercial interior painting job, it’s worth the effort to make sure the finished product dries smoothly and distributes the new color evenly.
7. Hire a Professional
The best way to paint your commercial space is to hire a professional! Save time and money on your retail upgrade when the right team of experts handles every aspect of a quality painting job.
We only use the highest quality paints and equipment for every commercial interior. We also help guide customers to the ideal paint color design choices to enhance their brands and the customer experience.
When choosing professional commercial painters, you also won’t lose time or money by shutting down your business while painting takes place. The right professionals understand that continuity of your business operations is essential at all times. We arrange our work and materials to optimize your active business hours without delaying the completion of your new interior paint job.
Your customers and employees can work while we work! We apply appropriate safety precautions and ventilation throughout the process.
Let Us Handle Your Next Commercial Interior Painting
New commercial interior painting can boost business and keep your retail space looking “like new.” It’s an affordable way to upgrade the quality of your store or warehouse without a lengthy renovation process or high costs. When you’re ready to refresh the look of your business, let Brush Masters handle the job! Contact us for a free estimate in Cherry Hill, NJ.