When it comes to finishing out the interior walls of your business, you have the option of paint or wallpaper covering. Paint is usually the ideal choice, particularly in office-type environments.
Wall coverings can be much costlier than paint. Not only does the actual wall covering material cost more, but installation can be more labor-intensive, so crew and labor costs tend to be higher. You can often paint a small waiting room or office several times over for the same cost as one wall covering installation, so for businesses on a budget, paint is the way to go.
2. Quick Execution
Renovating the interior of your building can disturb day-to-day operations. Certain areas must be closed off temporarily and you may even have to close the office for a day or two, which inconveniences both staff and clients. Wall coverings require more time to install compared to most paint jobs, which means they can cause an even greater disturbance to your business. Paint goes on quickly and thus poses less of an impact.
3. Easy Repair
A torn or gouged wall covering means that the entire piece must be replaced unless you are fine with a more noticeable and less attractive patch. A scratch on a painted wall, on the other hand, can quickly be touched up with a bit of matching paint — and the repair will blend in perfectly. In high-use areas where damage tends to happen, such as waiting rooms and other customer-facing areas, paint is a much better choice.
4. Quick to Update
Regularly updating the interior of your building ensures that your business stays on brand and doesn't begin to look dated. Wall coverings can quickly go out of style, particularly if they are chosen due to current trends rather than for timeless design qualities. Updating requires time-consuming removal before new coverings or paint can be applied. Paint is a much quicker option if you want to ensure quick color and design updates down the road.
5. Simple Maintenance
Don't overlook the cost and time required to maintain the interior walls of your building. While some wall coverings are easy to wipe clean, others can absorb stains and dust. There are also issues with maintaining the seams so they don't peel or pull apart. The right paint requires minimal maintenance other than being wiped clean once in a while.
Contact a commercial painting service if you are ready to update the look of your waiting room.