Nothing freshens up a place better than a nice, new coat of paint. It can literally transform a property from an old eyesore to an appealing trendy spot that draws in customers. But choosing a painting contractor for your commercial property may seem intimidating. By knowing what to look for in a painting contractor, you will be better equipped in choosing the right one for your commercial property.
Why hire a professional painting contractor?
Your commercial property is basically a billboard for your business. The sign out front may tell what your business is but the upkeep of your property can tell how your business operates and what you care about as a business. If your property is uninviting or looks uncared for, customers may fear the business is also uncaring and uninviting. Many people have some sort of experience painting, but you do not want just anyone slapping some color on your store front or commercial building. Hiring a professional painting contractor that comes with a license and credentials ensures that you will get an excellent paint job that looks nice and welcomes anyone who comes through your doors.
Commercial painting has different requirements that residential paints jobs. Choosing a painting contractor with commercial experience is important so you know the contractor is up for the job. Finding a contractor who has painted a similar sized job to your commercial property is an excellent way of knowing there won’t be any hiccups or misunderstandings. Commercial painting generally involves extensive planning, more paint, possibly odd times to avoid business hours, and all around a bigger job when compared to residential painting. Having an experienced commercial painting contractor who has a portfolio of similar projects to your commercial property gives you the guarantee that you will be best served by the painting contractor you hire.
Tips for finding the right contractor
- Word of mouth recommendations can go a long way. If you have a family member or friend who used a commercial painting contractor for their business and had a good experience, put that painting contractor on your list to research. Scouring the internet for good online reviews can also be an excellent way to narrow down your search, although more time consuming than personal recommendations.
- Once you have your list of contractors to research, find out if they have had any major formal complaints through the Better Business Bureau and also, make note that the contractors are licensed and have a satisfaction guarantee policy.
- Now you should have a short list of painting contractors to ask for references, a portfolio of past projects, and a detailed estimate on your commercial property paint job.
When it comes to choosing the right painting contractor for your commercial property, put in the work upfront to diligently research and reference who you hire so you can peacefully sit back and watch your investment appreciate with an excellent, professional paint job.