Applying a fresh coat of paint in your office is an excellent way of boosting productivity and attracting more customers. Paint plays an important role in radiating your desired theme and making the office space more attractive.
And because you spend lots of time in the office working, choosing a pleasant paint colour will be key to the success of your business. Here are several factors to keep in mind when preparing to paint your office.
1. Think about the goals of your business
Even before you begin selecting colours, types of paint or painting contractors, begin by reflecting on your business goals. You need a painting strategy that falls in line with what your business stands for. The paint on your walls and ceilings plays an important part in reflecting your goals, inspiration and outward image.
For example, if your business is driven by environmental sustainability, you may choose to go with a more natural colour shade such as white, green or sky blue. If your primary customers are children (and their parents), lively colours on your walls will get the job done.
2. Paint quality matters
You should also prioritise selecting a high-quality type of paint. Oil-based paints are less prone to stains and fading than water-based paint. They also last longer and give off a professional touch. However, it all depends on the specific area being painted.
High-traffic areas may work best with high-enamel matte paint (for excellent durability) while you may opt to use a water-based paint for a dedicated wall (you typically have more design flexibility when using water-based paints).
For your ceilings, a simple matte paint provides a neutral and less distracting finish for the office space. And how about the reception area? A high-gloss finish is both a fancy and attractive option.
3. Develop a plan for limiting odours
One of the challenges you will experience when painting your office is fumes. You can limit the smell of these fumes by having your contractor use non-volatile organic compound (non-VOC) paint. This type of paint doesn't release odours as it dries on your walls.
To further eliminate any possibility of fumes, place bowls of baking soda around the office space. Baking soda absorbs such fumes and leaves the air smelling fresh.
4. Proper timing is key
Finally, schedule the painting job around non-business hours as much as possible. Your aim should be to cause minimal disruptions to daily activities until the new coat of paint is in place. You may also choose to approach the painting job in phases or sections over a period of time.
Reach out to a commercial painter to learn more.