When you hire a professional industrial painting company for your industrial facility, you get a variety of benefits. Experienced industrial painting contractors will understand the unique challenges of working in an industrial facility. They know the right paints and coatings to use to provide an attractive, durable, and long-lasting solution.

The best industrial painting companies know what it takes to properly prepare your surface so that paint will not peel or lift. Experience and training on best practices mean industrial painting contractors can get the job done efficiently to limit your downtime and get you back up and running quickly.

Unfortunately, not all industrial painting companies are created equally. And, hiring the wrong contractor can turn into a nightmare.

So, choosing the right industrial painting contractor in Arizona is important. Here is a checklist for finding the best industrial painting solution for your facility.

Checklist for Choosing an Industrial Painting Contractor in AZ

___ Experience

Experience should be number one on your list. You want to work with a commercial painting company that has been in business a long time. They should have work crews that have in-depth experience with industrial painting across a wide range of applications. If possible, find a company that has handled similar projects. They will know what to expect and what to do to get the job done right.

____ Portfolio

Ask to see their portfolio of other jobs they have completed. When you look at before and after photos, you can get an idea of the quality of the work and attention to detail.

____ References

Along with pictures, also check out some of the work first-hand. Ask for references of jobs they have done. Call the industrial facility and ask them for an honest assessment of the work. Consider doing a drive-by or a visit with the industrial facility owner in person to check for yourself.

____ Products

One of the ways some industrial painting companies will try to underbid their competitors is to use cheaper paints and coatings. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Painting an industrial facility is not inexpensive, so you want top-quality products that will provide the most durability. If you are comparing bids, make sure each of the industrial painting contractors provides you a list of products they will use so you can compare — and get it in writing in your contract.

____ Site Visit

Require a site visit before a bid is prepared. Walk the facility with contractors and discuss challenges and concerns. Ask for recommendations on products and how the job will be completed.

____ Detailed Bid

When you do receive a bid for your project, you want it to be detailed so you know exactly what you are getting. It should include information such as:

  • Scope of work, including surfaces to be painted and any exclusions
  • Preparation work, such as power-washing, cleaning, caulking, sanding, and priming
  • Any repairs necessary and who is responsible for handling them
  • Products and materials used
  • Application methods
  • Number of coats for paints and coatings
  • Scheduling and estimated completion times

Depending on the level of detail you require, you may want to consider creating a request for proposal (RFP) before contacting any industrial painting companies.

____ Work Crews

When you have industrial painting done, you will have work crews in your facility who are unknown to you. You want to ensure that they have passed background checks and drug screenings. Only work with industrial painting contractors that do criminal background checks, including DPS Level 1 fingerprint cards and drug screens.

____ Safety Training

Industrial facilities can be dangerous places if you are not trained in safety practices. Any industrial painting contractors working in your facility should all be certified in OSHA safety training requirements.

____ Licensing, Bonding, and Insurance

Make sure industrial painting contractors are licensed with the state, are bonded, and carry the appropriate amount of insurance coverage in case of damage or workplace injuries.

____ Warranty

The best industrial painting companies will back up their work with a comprehensive warranty. Review a copy of the warranty and pay close attention to how issues will be resolved and potential exclusions.

____ Contract Review

Ask for a sample contract so that you can review the fine print. This helps avoid any surprises in the future. Depending on the size of the job, you may want to have your legal counsel review it as well.

Choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings

The industrial painting contractor you choose is important, but it does not have to be difficult. With more than 45 years of experience painting the Valley’s toughest industrial painting projects, Ghaster Painting & Coatings will get the job done right.

When you choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you get highly trained painting technicians who will make your facility look beautiful and provide long-lasting protection at an affordable price.

If you need industrial painting or coating services for your facility, contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings to request a bid.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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