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Time to Repaint Your Hotel? Things To Consider When Repainting

By January 22, 2020June 2nd, 2022Commercial Projects, Painting Tips
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There comes a time when your hotel needs to be repainted. You might be in the best location, but if the interior or exterior doesn’t look fresh and clean, guests won’t be very impressed. That’s why it’s essential to make sure your hotel is always freshly painted with a quality paint job. But how do you know when it’s the right time? How frequent should it be? Too frequent might be pricey; and if too infrequently, your hotel might look run down. How do you do it without interrupting daily business? Discover the signs in this article and learn about our guidelines to help you achieve the best hotel paint job.

Keep reading to learn how to tell when it’s time to repaint your hotel.

Touch-Ups or a Full Repainting?

It’s important to distinguish when your hotel needs a full repainting or just a touch-up. To figure this out, you have to consider how long it’s been since your previous paint job, if you’ve had any touchups and the condition of the paint itself.
We know you don’t have time for a full repaint job every few months, so touch-ups can be a great measure to stop the deterioration of the paint. Touch-ups can also delay full paint jobs for a while without your hotel looking rundown.

paint touch up

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When Should You Repaint?

Hotel rooms should be repainted every few years, no matter their size. Touch-up work can be done quickly and should not interrupt daily business. A good practice would be to start touch-ups on a few empty rooms at a time based on occupancy. Besides quick touch-ups, a full interior paint job should be done every 3 to 5 years in all areas of the hotel.

Hight-traffic areas are important to keep fresh, so keep reading to learn how to maintain them.

High Traffic Areas Need More

Hallways or high-traffic areas should be painted more frequently than other spaces in your hotel. These spaces have more opportunities to be nicked by passersby. They are also one of the most visible aspects of your hotel for your guests. Therefore, you always need to deal with hallway paint jobs as frequently as possible. Guests will probably only see their room, so some rooms can be left with a less than desirable paint job if they remain empty. You can handle rooms on a case by case basis, keeping some unoccupied.

high traffic area paint

Image courtesy of Trip Advisor


Pick Paint That Will Last

When repainting your hotel, you want to choose a paint that will not only look good but will be durable as well. You don’t want peeling or chipped paint, as it will not be appealing to customers. You should also choose easy to maintain, washable paints that will not be disturbed by your rigorous cleaning. Guest rooms and hallways have to endure a lot of traffic, so washable paints will help you maintain a clean look.

Exteriors are important too. Find out why in this next point.

Think of the Exterior as Well

The exterior of your hotel is just as important as the interior, if not more. Guests who pull up to a chipped or grungy-looking painted hotel will just as soon drive off. This is the first impression your guests will have, so it must be a good one. If it’s been a few years since your exterior was painted, it might be time for a refresh and to call a painting contractor or company.

Be Considerate of Your Guests

There is a lot of work involved when it comes to fully painting your hotel. Unlike other commercial properties, there are no “down times” in hotels to do the work. You can’t do it after-hours because there are no after-hours on the hospitality business. This is why you need to be considerate of your guests if you’re fully painting. Your customers don’t want to navigate around painters or have their belongings damaged by wet paint. Unless you want to shut down operations while painting, you’ll need to choose a painting company that knows how to work around guests and be stealthy.

Choosing a Painting Contractor

Painting a hotel is not the same as painting any other type of property, so make sure to choose a painting contractor who understands the nuances of hotel painting. This company or individual should be experienced in hotel painting, should be certified in professional commercial painting, and will know how to get the job done well on-budget and on-time.

We hope these guidelines have helped you to know when your hotel should be repainted and refreshed. From touch-ups to knowing when to repaint and even how to choose a painting contractor, you are well on your way to refreshing your hotel’s paint job when necessary.
Did you know that re:fab can help you with your hotel repainting?  We have over 30 years of experience providing hotel painting and remodeling. We know how to get the job done fast and done right. Contact our excellent customer service team at 1-800-690-2539 for inquiries or click here for a FREE Estimate!


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