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We Recommend Asking A Few More Questions When Hiring For Your Commercial Painting Project

Questions For Your Painting Contractor

If your are looking to hire Calgary Painters for a commercial or industrial painting project we suggest asking a few questions up front to make sure you hire a company that is up to the task.

Let’s face it, there is a little more involved when the size of the project scales up and to make sure you bring on a team with the right experience to finish the project we have put together a few questions to make sure you are hiring professionals.


Does the Company Have Trained Staff?

 When painting your business, there will be several people coming and going from your building. Hiring a painting company that you can trust becomes highly important. Check if the company you use does criminal background checks on their employees and who does the background checks.

You are also going to want ask your  contractor if they are utilizing subcontractors. If they are just going to sub out the work, are they really responsible for the safety and quality of the work? Moreover, does the commercial paint contractor give its employees ongoing training to keep them updated with the new trends and techniques?

The main point here, the company you hire, is going to be a part of your work life for the duration of the project and literally an extension of your business. Trust, appearance and friendliness is important to your business, your staff and customers.

Is the Painting Service Licensed With The City of Calgary?


You can find painting contractors with specific licenses for commercial or only residential use. Others have one to do small jobs and nothing big. If the contractor has a proper permit for the job and property scope, they are worth using.

Does the Contractor have Proper Insurance For Your Project?


Of course you should have your own insurance for protection of your property but the painting company has a  responsibility to provide insurance as well. Avoid painting contractors if they do not offer comprehensive business liability. It is also worthwhile to verify their worker’s compensation to ensure they protect their employees when working at your business or home.

Ask For References?


Larger scale commercial painting projects require a different level of experience than most residential or smaller projects. Talk to past clients to know what you’re getting into. Online reviews are a good place to start but If the painter is proud of their work, they will be more than happy to share the information. We suggest making calls to their references to ask about quality, reliability and if there were any follow up troubles.

What is The Warranty?


With a licensed commercial painting service in Calgary, you should expect thoroughly prepped jobs with high quality materials, not a service that is looking to cut corners. Ask if they will provide you with a warranty for at least one to three years. Make sure the guarantee covers material defects and labor and get it in writing.

Do They Specify The Materials & Technique?


When getting quotes ask the contractor to specify in writing what material and techniques they will be using. This way you make sure you are comparing apples to apples with competing estimates but you will also get an idea of how the different companies are expecting to tackle the project. Su-par equipment (ladders where man-lifts should be used) and poor material recommendations are clues the job may not turn out the way you expect or may take far too long to complete.

Choose a Reliable Commercial Painting Service Today


Earl’s Paintworks in Calgary is experienced, trained and well suited for large scale commercial painting, give us a call to discuss your project today!

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.