09 Mar Painting A Hotel: What You Should Know As The Owner
Like most industries, the hotel business has taken a hit since the pandemic. You’re wondering how to drum up more business without breaking the bank.
Have you considered repainting the building? It can make the difference between an average hotel stay and one that’s aesthetically memorable.
However, you’ll need to choose the right colours (and the right painters) to make the remodel effective.
Here are a few things to consider before you start repainting:
Create a Welcoming Atmosphere
When guests enter your lobby, they’re probably exhausted from travelling. They’re ready to check-in, unpack, and get some sleep.
Your lobby should be a place that welcomes them with open arms. Many guests check-in late at night—a room that’s bright and overwhelming will send them out the door. Instead, choose a colour story that’s restful, muted, and regal.
Make a Strong First Impression
In any city, there are a lot of hotels to choose from. How do you make your business stand out from the competition?
Here’s what won’t win them over: an exterior that’s cracked, chipped, or missing spots of paint. It gives the impression that your hotel is run down and not well-maintained. During a pandemic, cleanliness is valued more highly than ever, especially in a facility like a hotel.
If you’re considering a paint job, don’t forget the exterior of your hotel! It’s just as important, if not more so, as the interior.
Should You Follow Trends?
It may be tempting to paint your hotel the hottest colour this year, but how will it look next year? Some fads stick around longer than others. Be careful not to date your redesign by painting it a shade that you’ll never see again after 2021.
More importantly, you should choose a theme that runs consistently throughout the building. From the exterior stucco to the suites themselves, select a palette that’s versatile enough to work in multiple areas.
Touch-Ups or a Total Repaint?
Every day, the hallways in your hotel are scuffed and chipped by the suitcases of your travellers. You keep a bucket of paint handy to fix any small imperfections, but after a while, you have to wonder: is it time for a complete repainting of the building?
If the different areas of your hotel seem mismatched, it might be time to overhaul your colour scheme. The next time you repair your walls, you may realize that they need more than a patch. A new layer of paint can help fortify your walls against damage.
Call a Commercial Painter
Running a hotel is a time-consuming business. Where will you find the time to repaint the hallways or rooms? Guests are checking in and out at all hours of the day, so the building is never vacant.
Commercial painting is not the type of job you can do without training. You’ll need to find high-quality paint that can endure constant cleaning and damage from guests. Then, you’ll need to prepare the walls by removing any dirt and applying the right primer. For a job like this, it’s best to hire a professional.
At Pinnacle Painting, we offer painting services for commercial buildings, including interiors and exteriors. Give us a call to discuss the details of your painting project, and we’ll provide you with an estimate.