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Apr 10

Written by: Mark Thissell
4/10/2018 4:10 PM 

What are the responsibilities of commercial painters near me?” That's a good question, because it allows you to get to know more about a potential painting contractor before hiring them.

Choosing the right commercial painters is crucial to the end results of one's painting job, no matter how big or small the project will be. Naturally, customers want to know if contractors can handle a commercial painting project, especially a large one.

Painting contractors generally specialize in painting several different types of buildings and structures, depending on their skills and experience. In this case, commercial painting contractors specialize in painting different types of commercial buildings and facilities such as retail stores, cafes, restaurants, shopping complexes, high-rise office and apartment buildings, schools, medical facilities, factories, and many more.

Painting contractors are also like general contractors, who sign a contract in which they assume all responsibilities of developing and completing the project. Of course, the contractors and their clients must agree on the amount as well as the terms and conditions on the contract before signing it.

Typically, commercial painting contractors oversee purchasing the paints, tools, supplies and other materials needed for the project. Commercial painting contractors are also responsible for the workers to make sure that the project is completed smoothly, on time, and within the budget.

Sometimes, problems and issues may arise while the painting project is still in progress, and they cannot be avoided. That's why it's important for you to be prepared for those things so that you will be able to keep the project going. Plus, hiring the right contractor matters because they will be the ones who will be able to work with you, even if there are challenges you the project.

Here are the general duties and responsibilities of a painting contractor.

  • Estimating the scope of the project;
  • Providing the clients with an estimate;
  • Finalizing certain requirements of their clients (including their permits, contracts, etc.);
  • Estimating the time needed for cleaning and decluttering the area; preparing the surface painting; drying time between coats; and cleanup and disposal of wastes;
  • Scheduling the job;
  • Cleaning and decluttering the area;
  • Preparing the surfaces for painting (which includes washing and cleaning the surface, and fixing possible flaws);
  • Painting and drying between coats; and
  • Cleaning up and disposing of wastes.

Apart from the painting duties, commercial painting contractors also have business and administrative responsibilities that they should manage, which include marketing and managing their finances to get their business running. They should also quote job rates for their clients and handle other financial duties such as billing and invoicing.

Some commercial painting companies near me also have color consulting services where they advise their clients regarding color options. Contractors may also give out suggestions concerning which type of paint color and type of paint finish they would like to apply to the facility.

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