SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY
Paint wears out over time. Peeling, curling, and cracking are all signs that you need a new coat of paint. However, when you work in a medical environment, it’s also vital that you put the safety of your patients first. After all, your patients come to you to get rid of germs and get healthy. You don’t want them breathing in dust particles or paint fumes.
Painting is a messy job. How do you keep the safety and health of your patients at the forefront? It’s best to paint while no one is there. After hours is ideal. You also need to clean up as you go along to keep dust and debris to a minimum. It’s important to choose high-quality paints that emit fewer fumes. You also want a paint that will dry quickly, so that you can open up on time the next day. Your patients shouldn’t have to wait for the paint to dry.
CHOOSE THE COLORS WISELY
Medical offices should feel both inviting and clean. Colors evoke emotion, so it’s important to choose your paint colors wisely. Many medical facilities have solid white walls. Sure, white may give a sterile feel, but it’s also cold and uninviting. Your patients may feel nervous about visiting your clinic. On the other hand, brighter colors make people feel happy and optimistic. Pastels help calm anxious patients. But, some dark colors also look dingy. When selecting a paint color, you need to find a balance between sterile and relaxing.