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Hiring a Commercial Painting Service: Everything You Need to Know

When planning to make some upgrades in your building, a fresh coat of paint is usually the first thing that comes to mind which can suddenly reenergize any room or wall and make it appear new.

Although painting is a quick DIY project for most homeowners, commercial buildings require more expertise and skill when getting a paint job.

Professional painting contractors can get the job done much faster, know all the nifty tips and tricks of painting big structures, and perform impeccably if you choose the right painters.

Poor artistry and price gouging can ruin your renovation project. But with thorough research, you can make a much better decision when choosing professional paint contractors for your commercial building.

If you’re wondering which factors to consider when hiring a commercial painting service, here are some things to keep in mind.

Make a Note of Your Expectations

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When hiring a commercial painting service, you can first note the expectations you have, which will make your renovation project successful.

Ask yourself this: what are you looking to improve? Are you trying to sell your building and need to boost the property value? Or do you want to make small upgrades to freshen up the space? Does your building require a water repellant epoxy for an indoor pool? Is there a color scheme the painters need to follow?

Once you’ve determined your requirements, you can convey the goals that you have in mind to the contractors. This will make it much easier to bring the image you have in mind to life.

Tip: Don’t hesitate to hire local contractors. Several national-chain painting companies might appear tempting, but with a local team, you can have much better and more consistent communication and reliable service. Your local contractors might even have more experience in the specialty that you require.

Asking the Right Questions

When choosing the right painting contractors, asking the right questions can make a difference. Even if you’re not well-versed in the wall-covering and painting department, it’s alright.

All you need to know is what your project requires and the kind of renovation goals you’re trying to accomplish. That knowledge would be enough to help you find an honest painting contractor.

What to ask the commercial painting company:

  • How much experience do they have?
  • What are your specialties?
  • What is the typical pricing for a project like yours?
  • Do you offer custom work?
  • What kind of equipment and materials will they be using?
  • Do your painters have specific licenses or credentials?
  • How flexible are the deadlines?
  • What is your financial capacity to work on my project?

Price Estimation

When asking for an estimate from your painting contractors, it’s wise not to compare different pricing standards to any other competing contractor.

Most commercial painting companies wouldn’t be able to provide you with a ‘standard’ pricing option. One contractor’s materials can be completely different from their competitors, and even building codes cannot prevent these variances in pricing.

This is why, instead of relying on the quote, search for a painting contractor with a solid reputation. Don’t choose the first contractor you come across and ask them for a bid. First, ask around about the different painting services in your area and see who provides the best services.

Look at online reviews and ask around for recommendations. No contractor can have a good reputation if they have excessive charges or have unreliable services.

Tip: If you’re unsure about the pricing, talk to multiple companies to get a feel for the market. Once you know what the pricing range should be, you’ll make a much better decision in choosing a service that offers pricing that is in line with the industry.

Determine the Company’s Reputation Before Committing

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The best way to find out about any painting company’s reputation is through their online presence and testimonials. Look for positive reviews on their social media pages and websites.

Check if their contractors have legitimate certifications. Look for Better Business Bureau accreditation, newsletters, portfolios, news updates, and relevant blogs.

Looking at their portfolio will also help you find out if they’ve ever worked on projects similar to yours before. Prior experience will make their services more reliable, and you’ll be assured they know what they’re doing.

If you cannot verify your painting contractor’s company name, information, or credentials, you’re likely looking at trouble. This could easily be a scam and something you must look out for.

One of the best ways to weed out any scamming businesses is cleverly identifying some red flags. Here are some red flags you need to look out for:

You Should Never Feel Pressurized

Yes, businesses can be competitive, but no company should ever pressurize you into making a decision. High-pressure sale tactics will lead you to make a poor decision.

A good and reliable contractor will understand that you need the time to make your decision and will respect your boundaries.

Look Out for Any Unusual Payment Terms

A well-reputed contractor will never ask you to pay for the entire job upfront, nor will they ask for any payment in cash.

A trustworthy contractor will typically ask for a reasonable deposit – like 50% upfront – and suggest a fair payment schedule.

You should never pay the entire amount upfront because we’ve seen this scenario repeat itself way too often when scammers took the whole amount and were never heard from again.

Dramatic Bid Changes

Any contractor who starts giving you unrealistic discounts is being dishonest. If you’re discussing other materials, methods, or circumstances that require a drop in costs, that’s different. A whopping 30% decrease in prices after you decline their bid is questionable.

Avoiding Contracts and Paperwork

A reliable painting contractor will supply you with a clear and defined scope of work, terms, and specifications in writing. Without a written contract or proposals, your contractor is likely dishonest. Without any written statements, there is a chance of miscommunications and misunderstandings, which can be costly.

Disagreements usually happen whenever people avoid writing things down in the beginning. You need to spell out the terms and the details about your expectations and ask the same from the business whose services you’re hiring.

No Work Warranty

A good warranty is one of the most important things to look out for. In a few states, many painting contractors aren’t required to warranty their work. But contractors who are committed to providing high-quality workmanship and aim for customer satisfaction warranty their work (minimum of one year or more). We recommend you get the contractor’s warranty policy in writing before hiring them for the job.

Consistent Communication

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When hiring a commercial painting service, one of the first things to look out for is finding someone consistent with communication.

After all, your building is your biggest asset, and you need to make sure you’re hiring someone who is giving you regular updates on the ongoing work and is keeping you in the loop. Your contractor should be available and responsive. They should call you back, promptly respond to any emails, listens to all of your specific needs and requirements, and take notes.

No one wants to be stuck with an uncommunicative painting company that doesn’t inform you about the progress they’re making or let you know about any problems they run into. An actively communicative business ensures a well-done job and a smooth renovation project.

Ask for a Schedule and a Practical Time Frame

Any realistic contractor would provide you with a written completion date. A reliable contractor will set realistic and practical expectations, keep you updated on the initial stages of the project, show you a daily progress report, and give you an anticipated completion date.

Hire Highly-Qualified Painting Contractors in Phoenix at CF VICE Construction Today!

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It can be difficult to find a quality commercial painting service on whom you can depend to understand all of your specific needs and requirements.

But experienced contractors at CF VICE Construction will ensure they’re providing you with an outstanding service at the most competitive rates. Our licensed technicians will give your building a revamped look, and with their attention to detail, we assure you that you can rely on us to provide personalized recommendations that are best suited to your project.

We have extensive experience in serving residential and commercial clients, and we go above and beyond for our clients to maintain their high-quality standards.

Our technicians also provide services like mailbox installation, masonry block wall construction and repair, gate installation, concrete construction, cinder block wall repairs, block fence installation, artificial turf installation, paver installation, and much more!

Ready to spruce up your commercial building with fresh coats of paint in Phoenix?

Reach out to us today, and one of our representatives will provide you with all the details you require.


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