Medical Facilities Painting in Portland
Going to the doctor can be a stressful, overwhelming experience for your patients. Having a clean, calm office space can absolutely help them feel more comfortable and safe in your hands. Part of keeping your offices and patient rooms looking good includes maintaining the look of your walls and other painted surfaces.
If you notice stains on the walls, signs of rotting, powdery or chalky surfaces — or if your walls just don’t look as good as they used to, it’s time to contact experts in medical facilities painting in Portland.
What Should I Consider Before Painting My Facility?
Medical facilities have unique needs compared to the average home or commercial location. In addition to the need to create a relaxing atmosphere for patients, these spaces also need to be able to withstand regular deep cleaning and exposure to germs while also mitigating risks of cross contamination. Additionally, offices that are already in use require additional care to not disturb patients or staff.
First, the safety of staff, patients, and other guests of the facility are paramount. The dust, debris, and odor of a new paint job can create health hazards or be incredibly unpleasant to be around. It is important to work with professional painters who communicate their schedule and keep their work areas as clean as possible to mitigate these problems.
Your painters should use materials that are medical-grade. Depending on the need of each room, your painters may recommend different products. Low-odor, low VOC or no VOC paints are especially good choices for medical facilities painting jobs because they emit little to no odor and are also good at improving the air quality of rooms thanks to their ability to prevent mold and mildew.
You might also take advantage of microbiodial paints. These newer products have demonstrated ability to kill or prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Other paint coating options assist in helping maintain the look and cleanliness of your walls, no matter what wear and tear they need to withstand.
While safety during and after a construction job in a medical facility is certainly the first priority, the overall aesthetics of each space can work wonders on helping your patients and their families trust that they are receiving the best possible care in a space where they are welcome. Your painters can help you select colors that will help create the atmosphere you’d like for each room. For instance, studies indicate that cool colors like light blue, lavender, sage, and mauve can all encourage a general feeling of peace and relaxation, while bolder colors like red or orange might add unwanted energy and stress to a space. Stressful environments inhibit healing–the exact opposite of what you seek to do each day!
Work with your contractor to select shades that will cater to the needs of each room in your practice as well as your specific demographic of patients that you serve.
While some rooms need to bring peace and calm, there may still be spaces in your offices where you work with children. Sometimes, bold, fun colors are exactly what you need! Your painter can even offer some fun, unique options to help keep younger patients and guests occupied while they wait. Did you know that you can find paint that turns your walls into chalkboards, whiteboards or fully magnetized surfaces? Your youngest patients can have active fun while they wait for appointments using chalk or whiteboard markers that are far easier to clean each day than intricate, germ-covered toys. These are great, cost effective ways to ensure that everyone is welcomed and cared for when they come for their appointment.
Interior Painting with Painter1
Painter1 has decades of experience in commercial painting jobs, including medical facilities. We are proud of our painters and their ability to complete jobs not only on-time, but also to the strict safety and cleanliness standards required to maintain the health of your patients and staff.
We offer cost-efficient and upfront pricing with our free estimates, and work hard not to blindside you with costs, hidden fees or extras that you weren’t anticipating. We believe in our work, but we also know that things can go wrong. That’s why we offer a two year warranty and guarantee on our work. If you have problems with any interior or exterior paintwork, we will make it right. We can’t wait to help you transform your facility.