Whom you hire as a commercial painting contractor for your facilities makes a big difference. The right painting contractors can make your building look beautiful and provide long-lasting protection to keep it looking great for years to come. The wrong contractors? Not so much.

As you consider your options, here are some key things you should think about before hiring a commercial painting contractor for your Arizona property.

Do Not Confuse Price with Value

Commercial painting takes skill and experience to do the prep work, use the right materials, and apply the proper techniques. It can be a costly mistake to assume the lowest bidder will do the best job.

When considering a commercial painting contractor, it is crucial that you study the details when reviewing bids. For example, some painting contractors use cheaper contractor-grade paints to save money, without listing them in estimates. These products can save a few dollars but may not provide the durable, long-lasting protection you need. The best commercial painting contractor will itemize their materials and stick to high-quality products that will hold up over time.

Some painting contractors will attempt to save money by using cheap labor, such as day hires, or by subcontracting work. The best painting companies will use only trained employees and never subcontract core painting and finishing work.

Another way less-qualified painting companies reduce their bids is to skimp on surface preparation. Proper surface prep is essential to making sure paints adhere properly and bond for a durable finish. Make certain surface preparation is detailed and thoroughly explained before hiring a commercial painting contractor.

Always Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Painting Contractor

You will want to hire a commercial painting contractor that is licensed, bonded, and adequately insured. If something goes wrong on the job, an employee or customer has an accident, or a painting crew is injured on the job, using unlicensed or underinsured painting crews can create significant liability for you.

You should:

  • Make sure your painting contractors are licensed with the state of Arizona.
  • Ask for a copy of their insurance and call the insurer to verify the policy is in force.
  • Talk to your insurance carrier to ensure you have adequate coverage.

The risk of using unlicensed contractors is simply too high.

Look for Experienced Commercial Painting Contractors

When you work with experienced painting contractors, you benefit from painting crews that have worked on similar projects. These crews know how to work safely and efficiently, which can minimize the disruption and downtime associated with commercial painting jobs.

They will know how to schedule appropriately to deal with the Arizona heat and apply the best practices for applying materials for maximum protection.

Look for painting contractors that have decades of experience and have completed hundreds or even thousands of commercial painting projects.

Check References and Reviews

You should always check references and reviews. Professional commercial painting contractors can provide references you can call for an independent appraisal of their work and photo galleries showing you completed jobs.

You should also check with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You want to work with painting contractors with an A+ rating from the BBB and a perfect record with the AZ Registrar of Contractors.

Choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings

Ghaster Painting & Coatings has more than four decades of commercial painting experience, employing more than 45 professionally trained painters. Ghaster’s painting crews have passed background checks, drug tests, and OSHA safety training.

Ghaster Painting & Coatings does not subcontract painting and finishing work. We only use Ghaster employees on the job. Our team uses high-quality materials and never skimps on surface preparation because we want the best possible results for your commercial building.

The Ghaster Painting & Coatings team has completed thousands of commercial and industrial painting jobs in Arizona and the Southwest, handling some of the tallest, most demanding, and most challenging jobs.

When you choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings as your commercial painting contractor, you get a professional experience from start to finish.

Contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings today at 602.277.8541 or request a quote online to schedule an on-site walkthrough and a fast, free estimate.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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