The beginning of the pandemic: The painting businesses similar to others have faced a pinch in 2020 when COVID started spreading immensely. The growing wait for vaccines to immunize the body against the deadly virus kept businesses shut for a long time. The story, however, has not ended even when today the vaccines are out. This is mostly due to the shortage of supply of vaccines coupled with the ideology that till a medicine is not out, things will not become normal.
The continuity for the entire year:
Unfortunately, due to the situation, the painting business which blooms in summers, festivals and functions has been waiting to see a ray of hope. People are scared to allow workers to enter their houses in the fear that they might not take precautions and can somehow spread the virus. Additionally, due to the COVID pandemic rules set by the government, marriages are banned which again was a prime source of painting a house. As marriages are getting delayed, people do not wish to get their homes renovated. Houses that already have 7-12 members are in no position to allow more people due to the restriction of the number of people gathering together.
After Effects of the COVID shock:
All this is causing serious pressure on mostly old houses and offices to get painted. Moreover, many offices are being shut due to the situation becoming a game-changer. More and more business owners are happy not to pay rent and ask their staff to work from home. This again is causing a lesser use of commercial spaces which regularly needed painting. Thus directly affecting the painting business altogether. Also, the pandemic saw a huge loss in terms of salary cuts and delayed pay along with huge lay-offs. This has killed the desire of people to spend money on many things. People started concentrating on the basic essentials which are food, clothing and shelter. This was because the breadwinners of the house were not able to literally hit on new jobs and thus letting go of the need to paint their houses which earlier would be a yearly ritual.
A big ray of hope was seen in the market when the government reduced the stamp duty on buying properties. People who could afford to purchase a new space grabbed the opportunity. Thus bringing in work opportunities for painters! But a glitch here was seen when COVID in India started spreading in April 2021. The government implemented new rules which only allowed a handful of workers to work in a particular space.
Along with this, the government also allowed painters to paint new projects if they were staying in the property itself. Many buildings which were on hold on due to construction lagging on the grounds of unavailability of permission commenced. The workers made the building their temporary space and completed their pending work.
Not only has the painting businesses have seen a huge impact but the painting industry which produced paints saw a huge impact. In the early stage when the pandemic COVID hit, the workers left metro cities and planned to settle in their home town. All of this created a scarcity of labourers in the factory. Moreover, transportation was impacted deeply and hence the availability of material also made a huge impact. As the people did not give the contract, the paints were not used and thus the need for the new stock was not raised in the market. Every quarter results included a loss in the balance sheet and thus paint making industry saw a tremendous impact.
Though not many are aware that if you consider the situation from every angle, this is a golden opportunity to get your homes and commercial spaces renovated! Particularly, if you are staying current in a different space! Let us see a couple of reasons to support the thinking:
- Currently, workers have returned to cities for work and are available in huge quantities. When the supply is more, the cost is always less. Therefore one can hire painters at reasonable rates.
- The availability in excess means extending devotion to one project. Earlier, painters did not have time to give to one project and hence completed the work in haste. This sometimes bothered people as they opined that if workers would be devoted longer duration, the paints would look more attractive. Also, when there is time, the workers can even extend their scope of work and even take up the smaller task which you may feel needs painting apart from walls.
- The painting business owners will offer lessor charge and offer discounts on services in the hope of retaining the client. This way, both benefit; the contractor and the client. You can thus get your properties painted up-to-date to make them look gorgeous.
- Understanding the need and the quality to be painted through the painting agents will give you an insight into the quality of the property. As the workers will be free to work, they will extend their knowledge and help you to sort smaller issues which you never knew about. This can increase the shelf life of a particular thing and you will be happy about it.
- In these times, painters take extra precaution as daily temperature checks, sanitisation and other required things before they commit to working. Therefore you can rest assured of the service you have chosen.
We serve with precaution
At Home Glazer, we strive to provide ultimate services with extra precaution. We are willing to offer reasonable rates and extended services to help you get everything in one place. At present, we have staffs that are well aware of the situation and thus take precautions. We not only do daily temperature checks but also provide COVID negative test. This is because we understand the stress of our clients regarding the virus.
After thorough safety precautions, we serve to paint your walls will all our heart and transform spaces into masterpieces!
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