Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What to Know When Hiring a Commercial Painter

Commercial painters can preserve the life of your physical assets, and create a well-cared-for appearance for your commercial facility. Using high quality paints and durable, long-lasting commercial surface coatings for interior or exterior projects, commercial painters can make a humdrum building stand apart from the rest.

Hire a Professional

The ideal commercial painting contractor would be one who provides courteous customer service, the industry's best selections of paint and a crew of technicians that are highly qualified. With this combination, you can achieve a cost-effective transformation of your commercial facility just by putting on a new coat of paint. It’s amazing what fresh paint can do to up your buildings curb appeal or freshen up the interior walls!

Before you have just anyone take on your commercial painting project, be sure their painters are skilled, experienced and have the technical dexterity to provide an excellent finished product. How do you do that? A commercial painting company should be able to provide references, have a professionally done website and a local contact number. Nothing is worse than having some fly-by-night painter take your money and not provide good service.

What Services do they Offer?

Commercial painters will usually provide the following types of painting services:
  • Interior Painting
  • Exterior Painting
  • Preserving
  • Sealing
  • Caulking
  • All Phases of Prep Work
A note about prep work – A professional painting contractor will ensure all preparation work is done diligently. Bushes, decks, flowerbeds and paved areas should be covered with drop cloths for exterior painting, whereas carpets, floors, and furniture should be covered for interior painting. Old paint should be scraped off to allow the fresh paint to adhere to the surface properly. Dust should be removed from surfaces to avoid ruining the paint job. Primer should be used to ensure proper and even paint coverage. Taking care of these things before the paint starts going on the walls is an important step that no professional painting contractor will overlook.

Things to Consider

A few things you will want to keep in mind when looking to hire a commercial painting contractor:
  • Will the painters be disrupting my business, or can they work around peak hours?
  • Will they be on time and provide you with an accurate start and end date?
  • What type of prep work will they do before the job?
  • What brand and type of paint will they be using?
  • Will the project be managed by a professional?
  • Do they carry comprehensive worker’s compensation and liability insurance?
  • Will they provide a written, detailed proposal at the time of the estimate?
  • Do they have references?
  • Do they offer a warranty?
Getting the answers to these questions, before any commitment is made can make your commercial painting project a breeze.

About American Facility Services

Providing both interior and exterior commercial building services throughout the state of Florida since 1993, American Facility Services (AFS) has built a solid reputation based on safety, quality and customer service. With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS offers a wide range of including: pressure washing, facility maintenance, commercial painting, sealcoating, asphalt repair, janitorial services, porter services, bulk debris removal and more. AFS provides a complete range of services, so our clients have the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property maintenance needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at for an online proposal.

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