It’s always a nice feeling to move into a brand new workspace – everything is clean and it’s a more comfortable place to work. However, over time, almost without being noticed, the space becomes “used”; scratches and dirt might appear on walls – and it can have a negative impact on the workplace.

There are many studies that show how surroundings can affect an employee’s ability to work. Something as simple as wall colour has been shown to affect productivity, concentration and the amount of time spent at workstations. Fewer accidents happen in brighter work spaces, and the need for extra lighting is reduced.

A simple fresh coat of paint can help accomplish many of these objectives – increased productivity, safety and reduced costs – in a very cost efficient way.

The benefits do not stop there. Customers, suppliers and investors all take notice of your workplace. The more professional look of a well-painted space will have a positive effect on their perceptions and their desire to do business with your company. If you own the space and are trying to sell it or lease it out, a fresh coat of can increase property value.

Now, how do you take care of your painting needs and run your business at the same time? Hiring a professional commercial painting service can relieve many of the headaches involved in repainting your workspace. They can offer advice on which colours will work best and how to get the job done with the least interruption to your business.

Finding the right commercial painting service will be easier if you look for the following:

An established company – Many painting services come and go and do not care as much about the job they do. Ask for customer testimonials and to see examples of the company’s work. Established companies want to make sure your needs are met and that your are satisfied with the work – that is how they get more business.

Enough staff to do the job properly and in a timely way – For large or small jobs – you do not want 10 people painting a 250 square foot office; or two people painting your warehouse. You need to know the job will be done quickly, efficiently and by a certain time.

Free quotations – If they know what they are doing, they will be able to accurately estimate costs without too much effort – and stick to the prices they quote.

Quality materials – Many suppliers will use lower grade paints to save money. Make sure the paints used are high quality, durable and washable – you do not want to do this again too soon.

Painting your workspace can benefit productivity, reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and increase the value of the property. The right company will do the work for a reasonable price and keep any business interruptions to a minimum. It’s clear that the benefits of repainting your workplace far outweigh the costs.

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