When searching for commercial painting services for your buildings, you need to find experienced professionals you can trust. This article will explain the key things to focus on to find the best commercial painting and repainting company.

Choosing Commercial Painting Services

By far, the most important thing you want to do is find a painting company with decades of experience in commercial projects. Commercial and industrial painting requires different skills from other painting jobs.

It takes years of experience to master commercial painting because it can be challenging to complete jobs around customers or tenants, often in extreme and sometimes in harsh conditions, and do it safely and efficiently.

Ghaster Painting & Coatings has more than 45 years of experience painting some of Arizona’s tallest and most challenging commercial buildings.

Experienced, Trained, and Vetted Painting Crews

The best commercial painting services avoid using day laborers or subcontractors. Instead, they only use team members that are company employees and professionally trained in best practices.

You should require any painting crews that work on your commercial properties to have passed OSHA safety training, drug screenings, and background checks.

Reputation, Registration, and References

You can tell a lot about a company by how it is rated by previous clients. Check online for reviews and warning signs that may indicate a less-than-professional reputation. A good place to look is the Better Business Bureau. The best commercial painting services will have an A+ rating.

You should also ask for references from past clients with similar commercial repainting projects and view a portfolio of their prior work.

You can view Ghaster Painting & Coatings’ expansive online portfolio to get a sense of the types of projects we have completed.

Make sure to verify registration and licensing with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. You never want to work with an unlicensed contractor. The risks and liability are too high.

Paperwork, Insurance, and Warranty

Before you commit to working with any contractor, you should always get everything in writing.  Your contract should include a list of materials to be used. Some contractors will leave materials, such as specific paints and coatings, off their agreement so they can substitute lower-grade products. This may save a few dollars but will cost you more in the long run when you have to undergo commercial repainting sooner than is necessary.

You will also want to review the insurance and warranty provided by commercial painting services. Ask to see a copy of the insurance policy and verify it is current with the insurance carrier. The best commercial and industrial painting companies will carry $6 million of insurance coverage for your protection.

Another key area to research is the warranty a company offers. You want to work with someone that will stand behind their work. Examine any exclusions and ensure you are comfortable with the level of coverage. In Arizona, commercial painting companies must provide a one-year warranty on exterior paint jobs. Ghaster Painting & Coatings provides its signature three-year warranty for exterior commercial painting.

Demand Professionalism

When you need commercial painting for your facilities, you deserve to work with professionals that will get the job done right and provide the highest levels of professionalism.

This professionalism should be evident in how they approach the project from the start of your initial contact until the job is completed. For example, you should expect an in-person walkthrough of your project, a discussion about unique challenges or situations, and a customized proposal for your business. Avoid companies that want to quote you after looking at your building on Google Earth or do not take the time to answer all of your concerns adequately.

Make Sure Prices and Timelines Are Realistic

Some contractors will give you a low bid to get the job but then hit you with change orders or provide substandard work. Others will provide unrealistic timelines. In either case, you could be working with painting crews that take shortcuts or cut corners.

Commercial painting requires meticulous site preparation, paint application, and finishing work to provide a long-lasting paint job and maximum protection from the elements.

The Best Commercial Painting Services in Arizona

Ghaster Painting & Coatings is a family-owned business that provides honest, reliable, and dependable services. Most members of its painting crews have been with the company for five to 10 years (or longer) and have deep experience in commercial painting.

With the knowledge gained from painting thousands of commercial buildings in Phoenix and throughout Arizona, you can trust Ghaster Painting & Coatings.

Contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings today at 602.277.8541 or request a bid online.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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