Ten Tips For Hiring And Contracting With A Commercial Painting Company

January 1, 2009

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Big or small, the final phase of every building is painting. Painting your premises can be equated to a gorgeous looking lady. Imagine how awful she could look without all those glittering paraphernalia. The following tips will help you find the right commercial painting company for your job. 

1. Type of products

Most paints are based on chemical pigments. Some products use latex as the base. The latex based paints have better adhesion and washable properties making it a better choice for you. 

2. Solvents

Water or chemical solvents are used to achieve application consistency. The chemical solvents can be smelly and even irritating at times.

3. Pre-cleaning

Thorough cleaning of the surface to be painted is essential to obtain a neat finish, proper adhesion and freedom from post painting issues like blistering. 

4. Organizing the place

Furniture and equipments may need to be moved out and back in after the painting. How about the carpets, particularly if they are pasted to the floor?

5. Safety measures

Painting high rise structures calls for risky operations. Choose a commercial painting company that has a written safety program in place.

6. Insurance

Does the commercial painting company provide adequate insurance to cover you? Each state has it’s own limits required for worker’s compensation, and there are industry standards for general liability and auto. Do your homework first! 

7. Experience

Painting is a skilled job. Are the painters employed by the commercial painting company experienced enough to handle your job? Check their credentials and client references. 

8. Guarantee

Does the commercial painting company offer a guarantee for the whole job? Or, is there a fine print distinguishing product issues and application issues? 

9. Color consistency

Rarely though, the particular shade of the paint you choose may vary from one container to the other. This can create a problem when the paint starts drying up. Who will take the responsibility and how is the issue addressed? 

10. Final Clean up

Paint jobs will always need a final round of clean up. At times, this can be even more important than the paint job itself. Does the contract provide for this? 

Questions or comments?

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