Painting your business is an investment, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to save some money.
Provide A Bigger Job
Bulk discounts can lead to quite a large discount on a paint job. If you own more than one location for your business, it can save you a lot to get a quote on painting all the locations at the same time instead of bidding them out one at a time.
Another way to get a discount for a larger job is to share the expense. If you are part of a strip mall or business park, for example, you can join up with other neighboring businesses to get a group quote on the painting job, thus qualifying for a discount.
Avoid After Hours Expenses
One of the major ways that a commercial painting job can get expensive is if you try to schedule most of the painting for after hours in the evenings or on weekends when your business is closed. Most commercial painting services are going to charge a premium rate at these times because they may be required to pay their painters overtime for working odd hours.
If possible, schedule all painting during regular weekday hours. If you open late, the crew can paint customer-facing sections hours before opening. It may even make sense to close for your slower hours for a few days so the painting can be completed. Otherwise, painting in sections, which means closing down only part of your operations at a time, may allow you to balance painting savings and business activity.
Invest In Proper Prep Work
Cutting corners will cost you money in the long run, so it's important to pay for proper pre-painting preparation even if it costs a bit more upfront. Interior prep work leads to a cleaner-looking job since paint splatters won't end up on baseboards or in other unwanted areas. Plus, any small damage to walls will be repaired before painting.
Exterior prep work requires thorough cleaning and repairs as part of the prep work. This means not only pressure washing exteriors, but sanding down old painted surfaces when necessary and fixing any damaged areas.
Consider Special Coatings
Sometimes you have to invest a little to save a lot. This is especially true with paint, where the quality and the coatings determine the longevity. Paying a bit more upfront for quality paint means you won't have to repaint as often — thus resulting in major savings over the years.
Special antimicrobial and easy-to-clean coatings, for example, are a good choice for indoor high-touch surfaces. Outside, you may want to look into anti-graffiti paints if vandalism has been an issue.
Contact a commercial painting service today for a quote on your project.