Fall is often the time of the year when commercial building owners and business owners start preparing their interiors for updates and repairs. For some, these regular annual maintenance tasks can end up becoming massive time, and resource drains for those who try to do everything with their own staff. Often, the most cost-effective thing to do for a business is to outsource their maintenance needs to professional contractors. When you’re shopping for a commercial painting contractor, there are some important things to keep in mind during the process.
What Should I Expect From a Commercial Painting Contractor?
Businesses hire professional painters to get peace of mind knowing their painting, maintenance, touch-ups, and other work is completed correctly and will last. Researching companies to find that are trusted by the community and have a high satisfaction rating is the best place to start to ensure you’ll get the quality outcome you want.
Ultimately you should expect your painting contractor to be courteous and professional. You should feel like they are trustworthy and listen to your concerns. During your initial consultation, you should ask as many questions as you like until you feel comfortable.
How Does a Painting Estimate Work?
Once you’ve scheduled your free estimate time, an estimator or representative will meet you on-site. A professional painting estimator will lead you through the conversation by listening to your requests and asking questions. After getting all of the necessary information, including photos and measurements, the estimator will go over any need for repairs they may have noticed during inspection.
What Should a Painting Quote Include?
Getting a painting quote may take a few days. After collecting the information, the estimator takes time to look over everything and customize a quote based on your building’s current condition. The quote includes needed repairs, paint types, and tools that will be used to paint. Their goal is to provide you with the most accurate estimate of both time and cost possible. Your full estimate should include a breakdown of labor, details of paint application, material costs, description of surface prep work, and suggested repairs. It should also detail the project step by step, from start to finish.
What Should You Expect from a Professional Painter?
Professional painters should be able to give you an assurance of the quality of work. This includes:
- Always showing up on time
- Properly covering building equipment and furniture
- Never deviating from the budget on the estimate
- Maintaining current licenses, certifications, and insurances
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