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Tips for Hiring a Commercial Painter If you want to restyle your office, warehouse or other any other commercial structure, hire the services of a professional painting contractor. This person will be able to understand and meet your needs best. But as not all commercial painters are the same, you have to observe a few guidelines to find the right contractor for the project. Comparison Shopping
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You can look for painting contractors in three ways: word-of-mouth, approaching local paint stores, and scanning reputable, independent online review sites. You can start with three contractors and compare them. Any estimate that seems too good to be true, could be illegal or may come with a catch.
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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. If you hire a painter illegally, you forfeit all your right to recover money for any promises that go unfulfilled. Large-scale contractors are expected to provide a certificate of insurance and any necessary bonding, safety and compliance information for the people they employ. Certainly, a contractor who belongs to a local or national trade association is an even better contender. 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 type of paint are you going to use? Will you apply two or three coats? How do you intend to fix gaffe spills? What PPE (personal protection equipment) will you use? How long have you been in the industry? Is your crew sub-contracted or paid hourly? If the contractor hesitates or seems defensive, consider it a warning. Talking to References Anyone can put up their own fan club. Don’t rely on what you see on Twitter or Facebook. Definitely, they’re important, but you should actually talk to references and check with the Better Business Bureau for a more accurate picture of the contractor. 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: surfaces to be painted and in which colors; > dates when the project starts and ends; warranties; and > how much to pay the contractor, when and the mode of payment. Trusting Intuition Sometimes, it just boils down to the overall feel you get when you talk to the contractor. Is the guy courteous and punctual? Did he sound sincere about doing the project, or did it feel like he was just thinking about your money? Don’t think these things don’t matter because they are usually signals.