Repainting your commercial building is a long-term investment in keeping your property looking great and protecting it. A great paint job can provide that professional appearance you need to attract customers or tenants and provide a good work environment for employees.

Commercial repainting services require much more than putting on a coat of paint. Here are some of the things you need to consider when repainting your commercial buildings in Arizona.

Prep Work

The quality of any paint job depends significantly on the work you do before painting starts. Proper surface preparation aids in adhesion to create a more durable finish. Make sure you build adequate time for prep work into your schedule and discuss what needs to be done before you repaint your commercial building.


Summer can be brutally hot in Arizona. Monsoon season can be wet with high humidity. Excessive heat can cause paint to dry too quickly and not cure properly. This can cause bumps, blisters, cracks, or discoloration and affect durability. Wet conditions or moisture in the air can cause paint to evaporate more quickly.

You will want to work with your commercial painting contractor to account for the weather.

Budget and Scheduling

Two important steps in repainting commercial buildings are budgeting and scheduling.

Your budget needs to be realistically based on your goals and the job at hand. Budgets can vary depending on the scope of the project, the types of paint and finish you choose, whether work has to be done after hours, and how quickly you need the work completed.

The best commercial repainting services will work with you to create a budget and schedule that will meet your needs even in the most challenging environments.

Safety Standards

Whether you are repainting commercial interior walls, exterior walls, or both, commercial painting typically requires the use of equipment like scaffolding, boom lifts, or swing stages. This equipment is necessary to safely repaint commercial buildings but can be dangerous if work crews have not been trained properly.

Make sure any commercial repainting services you choose have fully trained all of their work crews on best practices and OSHA standards to ensure a safe project.

Ask about the commercial painting company’s insurance to make sure it provides adequate coverage in case of any accidents or damage.

Color and Finish

Some contractors will use low-quality paints and finishes to give you a lower bid price. This is a bad idea. You always want a contractor to use high-quality paint products to provide a beautiful, long-lasting finish. Commercial repainting can be disruptive, so you want your paint job to last as long as possible.

When you are repainting commercial interior walls, you will want to pick paints and finishes that are low maintenance. You will also want to think about how different colors set moods. For commercial exterior walls, you want tough, protective finishes that will stand up to the harsh Arizona sun and other environmental factors.

Vetted Work Crews

Besides the prep work and materials, one of the most important aspects of any commercial painting project is the people doing the job. Avoid companies that hire day laborers or subcontract core painting and finishing jobs. You want to work with a commercial painting contractor that uses its own employees with years of experience.

Work crews should be licensed, bonded, safety-trained, and undergo background checks and drug tests. When working with contractors, make sure you know who will be working on-site at your facility.


Commercial repainting services are significantly different from residential services. Commercial projects are bigger and require much greater coordination. They also require experience. You cannot afford to hire a contractor that is learning on the job. You want painting technicians that have seen it and done it before.

Commercial Repainting Services in Arizona

Ghaster Painting & Coatings has more than 45 years of experience repainting commercial buildings and thrives on the tough jobs. We have painted some of Arizona’s tallest and biggest buildings and know what it takes to get the job done. The taller the building, the harder the job, the better we are at it!

We provide commercial repainting services for:

  • Commercial and Residential High Rises
  • Retail and Restaurants
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Churches
  • Hospitals
  • Aerospace Facilities
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Schools
  • And more

When you need commercial repainting services in Arizona, call the pros at Ghaster Painting & Coatings at 602.691.7314 or contact us online to request a bid.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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