If you are going to repaint your commercial building, there are a few guidelines that you should follow. Of course, everybody knows the obvious things, like hiring a professional contractor that is licensed and insured, making sure that they do professional work, and not paying the entire bill before the paint job is done. But, there are also a few things that you, as the building owner, should know and ask for before you hire any commercial painting services. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your commercial paint job.
Painting vs. Spraying Your Walls
The first thing you should do is ask how they are going to paint your walls. Specifically, are they going to roll the paint on or use spray guns? Most professionals, especially on the commercial sized buildings, will definitely use spray guns. But, some paint crews will actually roll the paint on. They will do this because they have a large paint crew and it might be more time efficient for multiple workers using rollers to apply the paint. In general, spray guns are are much faster at getting paint onto the walls. But, if you hire a paint crew that has enough skilled painters, then it might be perfectly fine if they use rollers.
Repairing Damage and Cleaning Up Overspray
The biggest problem is that overspray can get on other surfaces. Professional commercial painters have large, heavy duty masking supplies that enable them to protect pretty much everything from overspray. If the area is not sufficiently masked off, it could result in a lot of extra work. Many people who try to do their own painting don't have the large masking supplies for a commercial building. As a result, the paint job ends up being messy, and you spend a lot of time cleaning up dry paint.
Set a Loose Time Frame
It is also important that you agree upon a general time frame. Of course, you have to allow a little wiggle room because paint jobs can be slowed down dramatically by weather. That is, if it rains, the painters will not be able to work. Even if it is just a little more moist, the paint will dry slower and it could slow down the process significantly. But, if the paint is not done in a reasonable time, you should be able to receive a reasonable discount due to the delay.
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