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How to Hire 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 is someone who can completely understand as well as meet your needs. 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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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. You can start with three contractors and compare them. If an estimate sounds too low to be true, the deal could be illegal or there could be a catch.
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License and Insurance Verification In a few states, like California, painting contractors must get a professional license to be able to operate legally. In Texas and most other states, they don’t. If you hire a painter illegally, you forfeit all your right to recover money for any promises that go unfulfilled. Large-scale contractors must be able to give you a certificate of insurance, along with all necessary bonding, safety and compliance information for their workers. Of course, a contractor who is a member of a national or local trade association is an even worthier candidate. Invitation and Interview Yes, it’s important to invite the contractor where you need the work to be done. Tell them everything you want them to paint on, such as the trim, molding, cabinets, etc., and everything you want to protect, like plants in your garden, your furniture, etc. Ask all the important questions. What kind of paint will you be using? Will you apply two or three coats? How do you plan to deal with gaffe spills? What PPE (personal protection equipment) will you use? How many years have you been in business? Is your crew sub-contracted or paid hourly? If the contractor is hesitant in answering your questions, or if they seem defensive, consider that a red flag. Speaking to References Anyone can create up a fan club. Don’t depend too much on social media. Certainly, they’re important, but you need to put in a little more effort by actually talking to references and checking their Better Business Bureau Records. In Black and White Sometimes, it helps to become paranoid, especially when hiring a painter or any other service professional. Before getting on with the job, have everything written in a contract, including: > prep and cleanup arrangements; > what surfaces will be painted in what colors; > dates of the start and end of the project; warranties; and > amount to be paid the contractor, and mode and schedule of payments. Trusting Your Gut Sometimes, it just boils down to the overall feel you get when you talk to the 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? Don’t think these things don’t matter because they are usually signals.