Commercial painting is essential to any facility because it goes a long way in setting the tone for the environment. So although commercial painting is usually associated with business premises, it is also vital for medical facilities as different areas will have different themes. For instance, the paediatric wing of a medical facility will be much more bright and colourful than the ICU where patients should not be unnecessarily stimulated. However, considering that medical facilities do not close, what happens when they require repainting? This piece looks at a few of the primary considerations that should be had when repainting a medical facility.
Consider when to schedule the repainting
Medical facilities rarely shut down, unless it is a critical emergency. And since these facilities could mean the difference between life and death, it is crucial to schedule your commercial repainting based on the facility's peak and off-peak hours. It is much better to have the facility repainted during off-peak hours since there will not be many patients in the way of the commercial painters. Off-peak hours could be during the day, but it is best if you can enlist the services of commercial painters that offer twenty-four-hour services, as this means you can have the facility repainted at night when it is significantly less busy.
Consider the ventilation in the facility
It is never advisable to stay in a room that is being painted. For that reason, commercial repainting of a medical facility can take significantly longer since each room will have to be individually done while it is empty. So how do you prevent the paint fumes from spreading to the rest of the facility? The first thing to do is enhance ventilation as much as possible. All windows should be kept wide open throughout the painting and drying period. Secondly, the vents in the room need to be blocked. The reason for the blockage of the vents is to prevent fumes from travelling through the ducts to other parts of the facility.
Consider the use of safe and easy-to-clean paints
While the entire medical facility needs to be sterile, it is particularly essential in the emergency and operating rooms. And your choice of paints can play a significant role in the sanitation of these areas. Firstly, please lean toward high gloss paints that are coated with polyurethane to prevent bacteria, germs and other pathogens from being absorbed into the walls. Secondly, it is critical to employ the use of VOC-free paints so that the health of the patients is not compromised further.