If you are painting a commercial building, you want your facility to look beautiful. However, interior commercial painting is about more than creating a great-looking environment; it’s also about protecting your investment.

The way your facility looks makes a big impression on customers, employees, and tenants. But how long the finish lasts and stays looking great determines how often you will need to repaint. Hiring a commercial interior painting company with decades of experience will ensure you get quality work that will hold up over time.

Besides experience, what else should you look for when hiring a commercial interior painter? These are factors you need to consider.

What to Look for in a Commercial Interior Painter

You need to work with professionals who understand the importance of preparation, painting, scheduling, and cleanup.


One of the keys to an excellent commercial painting job is preparation. The first step is to ensure that the contractor you choose will do the necessary prep work so the job goes smoothly, including:

  • Furniture and fixtures: Moving, securing, and covering furniture and fixtures to protect them.
  • Floors: Using drop cloths to prevent paint from dripping on or staining your floors.
  • Window coverings: Removing or protecting windows coverings and window treatments.
  • Surface preparation: Proper preparation of interior surfaces, including sanding, patching, or priming.


When it comes to painting, you want to work with a commercial interior painter who uses high-quality products. Your agreement should specify the types of paints and finishes to be used to ensure you are getting the best materials. Cheap paints may save you a few dollars now, but you will pay the price later.

The colors and finishes you choose play a significant role in the aesthetics of your commercial building. While the choice is yours, an experienced commercial painter can recommend colors and finishes that work well with your facility and are also durable. For example, a high gloss finish may be your best choice for areas that see heavy wear and tear, while a semigloss or satin finish may work better for areas that do not require regular washing or cleaning.


The best interior commercial painting companies will work with you to develop a schedule to minimize downtime. Time is money, so you want as little disruption as possible, which may mean scheduling painting crews for nights, overnights, early mornings, or weekends.

If a job will take more than a day to complete, you will also want to make sure the painting crews will do daily cleanups to keep your business environment clean and uncluttered.


When the job is done, paint crews should clean up everything, dispose of any waste, and put everything back as it was so you can get back to business as quickly as possible.

Do Your Due Diligence

When engaging any contractor for your business, you must perform your due diligence. This includes making sure you:

  • Review portfolios of other projects and talk to references
  • Ask for professional renderings of your project
  • Check business credentials, such as at your state Registrar of Contractors and the Better Business Bureau.
  • Review licensing, bonding, and insurance to make sure they meet your requirements
  • Review warranties and exclusions

Part of your due diligence should include an on-site walkthrough with your contractor to look at your facility and discuss any challenges ahead of time. The best interior painting contractors will promptly provide you with an estimate.

You should also inquire about painting crews. Avoid companies that use day hires or subcontract core painting work. If you work with a contractor who assigns full-time employees to your project, you will get better results and have more control over the outcome. Crews should have passed background checks and drug screenings, been highly trained on best practices, and passed OSHA safety training.

Choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings

Experience matters when selecting a commercial interior painter. When you work with an experienced company, you get better results, and your entire project goes smoothly.

At Ghaster Painting & Coatings, we have over 45 years of experience handling some of the most demanding interior commercial painting jobs in Phoenix and around Arizona. When you work with us, you will get a painless painting experience for yourself and your tenants from a trusted, responsive, and responsible partner that will get the job done right.

If you are looking for high-quality, efficient, and affordable commercial interior painting, contact us to request an estimate.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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