The Top 5 Commercial Painting FAQs
Posted Sep 26, 2022 by Dave Scaturro
We know planning for any commercial painting job - large or small - can feel overwhelming. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received from our clients to help inform your own planning process.
1. How can I find a qualified painting contractor?
We happen to know a great one! That said, we also understand the need to meet with a variety of contractors to get a sense of who will meet your needs best. If you’re not sure where to start, we always recommend checking out the certifications of companies you’re looking at. They’re a quick and easy way to see which companies have been verified by third party organizations and are adhering to industry standards. Here is a list of questions we suggest asking once you’ve found a company you’re interested in working with.
2. What are the services you offer?
With 45+ years of experience in the commercial painting industry, our scope and expertise is vast - whether you’re looking for some light maintenance or a full paint job. We’re proud to work strategically with our clients to ensure their needs are met on a schedule that works for their business through a proven operational system that allows us to get the right manpower to the job when needed, whether day, night, weekend, holiday, or as soon as tomorrow. A full list of the services we offer is available here.
3. How much downtime should I account for to paint my business?
It depends! Our teams are well versed in working with and around your business schedule to minimize disruption to customers and employees. We always suggest planning painting and maintenance for times when your business would be closed (holidays, etc.) or less busy. But, that doesn’t mean painting can’t happen during busy times. Working with an experienced contractor can help you map out a strategic plan that fits your project into specific timelines and accounts for times your business may be in operation, or may even be busy.
4. How do I choose colors for my painting project?
Choosing a paint color can feel like a daunting task, but any good painting contractor should help provide you with recommendations and guidance if you’re not sure where to start.
You’ll want to consider the type of business you have and the feeling you want to convey to your customers, both on the inside and outside. For exteriors, we recommend using your existing branding as a starting point. Similar to that branding, you’ll want your exterior to reflect your company’s values, personality and tone where both the color and condition match the professionalism and expertise of your business inside.
5. How much should I budget for my project?
Every painting project will vary depending on the scope, materials and timing. We suggest reaching out to companies you are interested in working with to get an estimate. This will also give you a good sense of what it might be like to work directly with the company. Keep in mind, large deposits and cash requirements may be red flags as they are not generally required to work with reputable companies. Ready to start your next painting project? Get started with your estimate today!