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Two Tips for Retailers Should Follow if They Have Hired Commercial Painters

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Here are two tips for retailers who have hired commercial painters

They should remove their stock from the areas the commercial painters will be working in

Any retailer who'll be hiring commercial painters should remove their stock from the areas where these professionals will be working. The first reason for this is that stock that a retailer leaves on shelves or rails will get in the painters' way and slow them down. They might, for example, have to spend time carefully moving products off wall-mounted shelves before they can paint the wall sections behind them and might have to squeeze their painting supplies onto the small areas of free space between any rails or shelves that are on the shop floor, whilst taking care not to damage this inventory. If a retailer removes their stock from the shop and the space is almost entirely empty, the painters will be able to work faster and the retailer will be able to get their business reopened sooner.

The second reason is that stock that's left in situ whilst the retail space is being painted will be vulnerable to damage. Whilst commercial painters will always be incredibly careful when working near a client's valuable inventory, any stock that is in a shop during a painting project could still be affected by, for example, the paint fumes. If for instance, the retailer sells clothes or food, the fumes from the paint could linger on these products and their customers might then be unwilling to purchase them. As such, even if they have to rent storage units or temporarily stow their stock in their own home for a few days, it's best for retailers to ensure that they remove as much of their stock from the premises as possible before they have their commercial spaces painted.

They should not rush to reopen their shops too soon after the painters finish the project

Retailers who have painters redecorate their premises are usually eager to reopen their shops after the painters are finished decorating them. Their painters will normally advise them regarding how long it will take the painted areas to dry and the fumes to go away. Retailers should not try to open their shops before the end of this period.

If they do, they'll be running the risk of, for example, their staff getting paint on their products when they're returning the stock to both the shop floor and the stockroom (this could happen if, for instance, a staff member brushes a rail of clothes against a wet wall whilst pushing it onto the shop floor). There's also a chance that customers might either get paint on themselves whilst walking around the premises or they might smudge the paint by leaning on the walls.  Reopening sooner than the painters advise them to might also lead to a retailer's customers complaining about the paint fumes.

These incidents might result in a retailer having to replace some of their stock and handle lots of customer complaints, as well as having to have the painters touch up the smudged wall paint. As such, it's best for any businessperson in this situation to exercise patience and only reopen their shop after the painted areas are both dry and free of fumes.