Hiring the same contractor to repaint your interior who painted it when it was new might not be a good idea—especially for your business. Wonder how?
Repainting an interior is a very different enterprise from having it painted for the first time. While this is wholly true for homes—it is doubly so for businesses. Consider:
Initially, there were no fixtures, furniture, or equipment to be covered, protected, and worked around. Floor coverings were not in place. There was no inventory that could be damaged—or stolen. And your employees, customers, and/or clients were not yet onsite to encounter the painting crew.
Also, the quality of the personnel who showed up at your yet-to-be opened site was not as crucial: how they dressed, how they acted, how they spoke to one another, and what they said went largely unseen—and so were not part of the incidental experience of visiting your facility.
Even their “skill sets” were not as crucial: painting large expanses of brand new wall space in a large empty site, unencumbered by trim does not require the same levels of care, preparation, protection, and craftsmanship as does repainting.
In sum, repainting requires much more care and craftsmanship than initial painting:
- Surfaces need proper preparation for new paint to adhere.
- Nail holes, cracks, and other imperfections must be repaired.
- Finished and carpeted floors need protection from paint and scuffs.
- Trim work is in place and must be carefully masked.
- Furniture, fixtures, and equipment need to be worked around, and protected from dust and paint.
- Work areas must be kept tidy from day-to-day so as not to interfere with your business
So hire an interior repainting specialist—especially for you business!