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May 11

Written by: Mark Thissell
5/11/2018 2:13 PM 

Is it possible to find a commercial painter service near me that meets my budget?” Yes, you can but remember that the quality you get equates to how big or small your budget will be.

It's a fact that managing a commercial painting project is no small matter, and it is even harder when you're on tight budget. You want to stay on your budget, yet you desire a good quality painting job that doesn't cut corners. But as a business owner, you should realize that hiring a commercial painter service is an investment, so you should know on how to maximize it well. A good painter will help boost the flow of your business.

Sometimes, it is not the skills or experience of the painters that are the sole reasons of a painting job's success. It's in the budgeting, planning, and scheduling before initiating the project itself which are also important factors which are usually associated with construction and paint jobs.

The owner and/or manager of a commercial establishment should develop a step-by-step and detailed plan to avoid unnecessary interruptions that can otherwise negatively affect the flow of one's business.

Materials do matter when budgeting commercial painting. Every commercial establishment has its own unique needs depending on the business type or model, structure, weather, climate, and many other factors that can directly impact to your budgeting. If you specify those needs to the painter, he will be glad to make specific recommendations that are relevant to the condition of your establishment. Do not forget to ask why this painter's recommendation should be better than the other options offered by other candidates who are also vying for your project. The painter/s will explain why their choice of materials are better and more suitable compared to the materials offered by other contractors. When you are arriving at a final decision, ask your preferred candidate which materials, paints, etc., are truly better for your establishment.

But no matter how good the paints are, a project will otherwise fail if the surface is not properly prepared. The following defects from a poor preparation include quick fading of colors, peeling, flaking, bubbling, dull spots, and many others.

Preparation is an area where owners may choose to skip and proceed to the painting part itself or are tempted to prepare the surface by themselves to save money. But you should realize that investing on a best preparation means that your establishment will require less maintenance and thus, you will even save more money down the road.

Safety should be your top consideration when choosing a painting contractor. It's not good and not worth the risk if you expose your establishment to someone who does the job in a careless, sloppy and slapdash manner. For instance: if one of the workers stepped on a paint tray, slips and then falls, that will result to his injury and the paint may likely splash across the room or worse, to your customer. This will probably lead to a lawsuit which will seriously effect on a company's reputation.

That's why hiring a good professional painting contractor matters because they are conscientious and responsible, and they pay closer attention to safety – thus eliminating potential hazards on your job. The painters you're considering should be bonded and insured to make sure that your business is protected from these pitfalls and liabilities. If they're not licensed and insured, you will also be liable to pay for whatever damages these painters may have caused to your property. Or in case they're injured, you are also responsible to pay for their medical expenses since these are not covered by their company.

Staying within budget for a commercial painting is possible. To avoid going beyond your budget, the trick is to compare how much money you have spent on every stage of the project with the funds allotted. For example, if you have funded $1,000 on preparation but have only spent $800, you save $200.

Also, if you are doing frequent re-evaluations of cost estimates and expenses while the project is in progress, you will have a better chance of preventing large cost overruns and manage to stay within your budget when using a commercial painter service near me to do your painting.

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