Commercial Painting, Wall Coverings, Special Coating
How to Hire a Commercial Painter
If you want to renovate your office, warehouse or any commercial structure, work only with a commercial painting contractor. This person will be able to understand and meet your needs best. Please view this site http://southwestcompany.biz/about-us/ for further details.
Then again, not all commercial painters are created equal, so there are a few guidelines you must observe to find the right tradie for the job.
There are three ways you can start looking for contractors: asking local paint stores for referrals, reading online reviews on independent websites, and asking friends and relatives for recommendations. Start with three contractors for comparison. When an estimate sounds too good to be true, there's a good chance it's illegal, or it has a catch.
License and Insurance Verification
There are states in which painting contractors need a license to operate, such as in California. Not in Texas and most other states. Working with a painter illegally forfeits all your right, as a homeowner, to get your cash for promises not delivered. Large-scale contractors have to provide a certificate of insurance, along with information on bonding, safety and compliance for all people working for them. Definitely, a contractor who is part of a local or national trade association is an even worthier prospect. Kindly visit this website http://southwestcompany.biz/tips-questions/painting-tips/ for more useful reference.
Invitation and Interview
Yes, you need to invite the contractor where you'd like them to do some work. Tell them exactly where you want and don't want the paint on - molding, trim, cabinets, etc., all the plants and furniture protected, and so on.
Ask all the right questions. What kind of paint will you be using? How many coats? How do you intend to fix gaffe spills? What PPE (personal protection equipment) will you be using? How long have you been operating in the business? Do you pay your crew hourly or are they sub-contracted? If the contractor is hesitant in answering your questions, or if they seem defensive, consider that a red flag.
Anyone can put up their own fan club. Don't stop with what Twitter or Facebook shows you. Of course, they're important, but put in some extra effort by actually calling references and checking their records with the Better Business Bureau.
In Black and White
Sometimes, it helps to become paranoid, especially when hiring a painter or any other service professional. Before you get on with the project, have everything listed in a written contract, including:
> details regarding prep and cleanup;
> what surfaces will be painted in what colors;
> dates of the start and end of the project;
> warranties; and
> how much to pay the contractor, when and the mode of payment.
Trusting Your Intuition
Sometimes, you just have to listen to your gut when you interview and discuss your project with a prospective contractor. Was the guy courteous and on time for your appointment? Did he sound genuinely concerned about job, or did you feel like he's just after your money? Never take signals for granted.