Before you hire a contractor for commercial painting services, you need to know what you should do and what you should avoid. Here is our list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to commercial repainting companies to make sure you get the best possible results.
Commercial Painting Do’s
Here are five things you should do before hiring a commercial painting service.
- Hire experienced professionals
- Check the company’s reputation
- Find out who will be doing the work
- Require high-quality products
- Get a thorough written estimate
Hire Experienced Professionals
Your commercial property is a significant investment. You need to hire a professional commercial painting service that will do the job right.
You will also want to check out a company’s work to get an idea of the scope of projects they have completed. You can see some of Ghaster Painting & Coatings’ commercial painting projects in our photo gallery.
Check Company Reputation
Make sure you ask for references and check out the company’s reputation. You should always work with commercial painting services that have a perfect record with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Find Out Who Will Be Doing the Work
Who is doing the painting work at your job site is crucial to getting high-quality results. Make sure you work with commercial repainting companies that do not outsource core painting work or use day laborers.
You want to work with a commercial painting contractor like Ghaster Painting & Coatings. We use only company employees on the job, most with five or more years of experience working on commercial projects. Crews should also be background checked, drug tested, and trained on OSHA safety procedures.
Require High-Quality Products
Commercial painting can be a significant expense and disruptive while it’s going on. Therefore, you do not want to paint more often than necessary. Require the application of high-quality paints and coatings for long-lasting protection.
Get a Thorough Written Estimate
Make sure you get a written estimate that details the project’s scope, the materials to be used, the timeframe, costs, and any specific circumstances unique to your commercial property. Along with your estimate, you will also want to get a copy of the contractor’s insurance policy and warranty.
Commercial Painting Don’ts
Here are five things you should avoid when looking for commercial painting services.
- Lowball bids
- Vague contracts
- Unlicensed contractors
- Unprofessional behavior
- Over-the-phone estimates
When you get a lowball bid, you should be on guard. Some contractors will bid low to get a job by quoting low-grade products that will not hold up over time. Others may exclude work that needs to be done and then hit you with change orders to drive up the price later.
Estimates and contracts should be detailed to make sure you get what you want. Avoid contracts that use vague language about the scope of work, responsibility, start and stop times, payment schedules, or equipment.
Never use an unlicensed contractor for your commercial projects. Unlicensed contractors pose a huge risk to your business. Not only are they breaking the law by taking on your project, they likely will not have adequate insurance to cover any issues that arise. This leaves you responsible. While you might save a few dollars upfront, the quality may be suspect, and the contractor may not be around if problems occur.
You should expect — and require — a professional experience at every stage of your commercial painting project. You want professionalism from the first contact to the estimate to the on-site painting. If you are not getting a good feeling about things before the contract is signed, they are not likely to improve after you sign.
Experienced commercial painting services know that every job has unique characteristics, which is why they insist on an on-site walkthrough to assess the project and discuss specific concerns. Experienced contractors can point out potential problem areas and provide information you may not have thought about.
Avoid companies that will look at your site on Google Earth and give you an over-the-phone estimate without visiting your commercial property and discussing details.
The Best Commercial Painting Services
When you work with Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you get a team of professionals with more than 45 years of experience with commercial painting projects. You will get a quality experience from start to finish. We aim to make the process as stress-free as possible.
As part of a family-owned business, the Ghaster Painting & Coatings team takes pride in their work. We’ll deliver a beautiful and long-lasting finish that you can be proud of for years to come.
Work with Arizona’s leading commercial painting contractor. Contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings at 602.277.8541 or request a bid online.