3 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Commercial Painting Contractor

Are you in need of having your commercial building painted? Here are a few questions to ask when hiring a contractor to work with:

Who Will be Working on the Property?

It's a good idea to find out who will be coming to your company's property to paint your structures before anyone shows up to do work. Some painting contractors hire subcontractors to help them get jobs done, especially when working on large commercial structures. However, subcontractors are only temporary workers and they don't always all have the same qualifications and experience.

Therefore, if your contractor intends to hire subcontractors, they should be able to tell you how those subcontractors are vetted and what kind of work guarantees will be in place. 

Are All Employees Fully Insured?

It is important to make sure that anyone who will be working on your company's property is fully insured so that you can ensure that your business finances are protected. Your contractor and their employees should be well educated and experienced, so the chances of a problem developing while working is being done are minimal. However, the chance is still there. The things your contractor and their employees should have coverage for include:

  • Property Damage – Covers damage to your property that is accidentally done by the contractor or one of their employees during the painting process.
  • Personal Injury – Covers injuries to the contractor and employees so that you don't end up financially responsible.
  • Professional Liability – Covers damages and harm done to buildings and people due to mistakes the contractor makes, such as accidentally using toxic paint.

If full coverage is not in place, you run the risk of having to take financial responsibility for any accidents, injuries, or problems that take place.

What Kinds of Paint Are Available?

Painting contractors source typically source their paint in bulk to save money on materials and keep their service prices affordable for clients. Therefore, they may not be able to offer as much variety in terms of color and brand options as a fully stocked paint shop might. This isn't to say that they can't get the options you prefer, but the process could delay your project. So, ask for a complete list of paint brands and color options before you begin the process of planning your paint job to ensure that they offer what you want. 

For more information about working with commercial painting contractors, contact a local company.