9 Commercial Painting Services to Schedule During the Holidays
The holidays can be a chaotic time for businesses across the board. Those in the retail sector must stock their shelves to the brim, hire seasonal workers, make room for holiday-themed displays, and more, while those in other industries prepare to shut down for several weeks and hope that they can get the ball rolling again for the new year. Businesses that fall into this latter category, even if they end up losing some ground, can use this extended downtime to their advantage by investing in various renovations. Indeed, for these companies, the holidays pose the optimal time of year to hire painters, cleaners, flooring specialists, repair workers, and more -- it’s safer, less obstructive, and often cheaper to do so around this time.
Let’s outline nine commercial painting services you might consider scheduling during the upcoming holidays.
Best Commercial Painting Services to Get Before the Holidays
1. Pressure Washing
While not expressly a painting service, pressure washing is often offered by commercial painters as a standalone service and as a key preparation step prior to exterior painting. Even if your business doesn’t need a new coat of paint this year, it’s worth it to enlist pressure washing services at least once a year (twice is ideal, if possible), and the holidays might be the best time to do so. Pressure washing your property blasts away debris, mold, and mildew, brightening up your exterior and removing potential hazards. It’s true that winter weather might dirty up your building shortly after you’ve cleaned it, but if your region experiences mild holiday seasons, thoroughly cleaning your business during this time can give it a new glow for the new year.
The holiday season might not seem like the best time to have your exterior painted, but don’t write it off completely. During normal operations, exterior painters can get in the way of employees, customers, and guests. Plus, having your business painted is a bit of an eyesore -- the outcome is worth it, but customers might not feel inclined to enter your business if it’s partially painted, covered in tape and tarps, littered with ladders, etc. If you’re going to be shut down for the holidays, however, these concerns are non-factors, and your painters will have more freedom and time to get the job done right.
Weather is the only major hurdle regarding exterior painting during the holidays -- cold temperatures, high winds, and snowfall can all prevent a proper paint job from happening. In Nashville, TN and surrounding areas, the holiday season is usually relatively mild, offering temperatures between 45 and 55 degrees in November and December. These conditions might still allow for exterior painting, but it’s important to keep an eye on the forecast before committing.
Interior painting, on the other hand, is not encumbered by external weather conditions. Outside of the holidays, your business might not find a reasonable time to update its walls, floors, ceilings, and other interior features, at least not without getting in the way of workers and customers. So, if nothing else, consider scheduling interior painting services during the holidays, and imagine how nice it will be to return to a workplace that’s freshly painted, bright, and next to new.
4. Door Refinishing
Your entire exterior might not need an overhaul this holiday season, but if your building’s outward appearance could use some sort of facelift, consider refreshing your front door. After all, your front door provides passage into your business -- the more welcoming it is, the better. Best of all, your local exterior painters can paint, stain, and/or refinish your door(s) without having to work outside. It’s often best to remove the door entirely and work in a remote space before reattaching the door and its hardware. As such, there may be security concerns regarding door refinishing during the holidays, so keep this in mind before scheduling this service.
5. Floor Sealing
In normal circumstances, having your floors repaired, painted, and/or resealed is usually a major pain because it renders significant chunks of your space off-limits for the duration of the job (which includes prep work, the coating itself, and drying/curing). Once again, the holidays come to the rescue. If there won’t be customers or employees around, your commercial flooring specialists can get the job done much quicker and more safely.
The best commercial painting contractors also offer waterproofing, caulking, and/or sealing services. After all, these offerings are essential parts of achieving a successful, long-lasting paint job. Painting aside, it’s typically recommended for businesses to waterproof their properties every 3-5 years or as needed to keep moisture out and keep energy costs low. If it’s time to reseal your space, consider having it done this holiday season so you’re ready to roll next year.
7. Light Carpentry and Repairs
Some commercial painters also offer light carpentry and repair services, or can refer you to a reputable contractor. Either way, scheduling these services during the holidays will allow you to maintain the integrity and beauty of your property without interfering with normal operations. Making these minor repairs and improvements is also an important preparatory step for painting.
8. Line Striping and Stenciling
Commercial painting isn’t just about beautifying and protecting your property -- it’s also about increasing efficiency and safety. More specifically, interior and exterior line striping aids in giving employees and customers visual cues that help them navigate spaces and remain safe inside and outside your building. Perhaps your parking lots could use some fresh yellow and white paint to delineate parking spots. Or, your warehouse might need new floor markings to organize areas and designate routes for foot traffic and machinery. Whatever your specific needs, there may be no better time to refresh your painted lines than during the holidays.
9. Sign Painting
Speaking of visual cues, people find and identify your business thanks to clear, distinct signage. Not all signage is painted, of course, but if you do have painted signs that have seen better days, consider hiring local painters this holiday season to touch them up for the upcoming year. Or, if you’re planning on rebranding, schedule commercial painting services to help establish a brand new sign that shows off your new identity.
Hail the Holidays with Commercial Painting Services
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to think about how you might improve yourself and your business for a brand new year. Don’t let your downtime go to waste -- if you’re shutting your doors for the holidays, there’s no better time to hire reputable commercial painters to handle any and all of your interior and exterior needs. Whether you’re in need of pressure washing painting, waterproofing, door refinishing, repair work, and/or more, Nash Painting is your go-to contractor serving Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN. Let us help you and your business get in the holiday spirit and ring in a brand new year. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!