Commercial painting contracts represent a responsibility to the contractor or hiring company to abide by city, county and state regulations. These rules and regulations are in place to protect all parties concerned. A busy commercial property means an increase in risk and therefore should only allow properly licensed and experienced contractors to get the work done safely and according to commercial standards.
What is the difference between “just a painter” and a professional commercial painter? The answer is equipment experience, safety training, licensing and insurance and so much more.
License & Insurance
The state of Florida does not offer a license specially for Painting Contracting, however you will find that most reputable commercial painting companies will have a licensee who is state certified as a General Contractor, as an extra measure of commitment to excellence. Even with a state CGC license, most often individual cities or counties will require an extra license to be filed if work is to be performed within its boundaries. All necessary licensing should be provided prior to job commencement.
Risk mitigation begins with the obtaining the proper insurance. Both worker’s compensation and general liability are mandatory in the state of Florida for any type of contracting work. Individual commercial projects may also require specific limits or to be listed as additionally insured depending on that particular project requirements.
Equipment & Safety
A commercial painting contractor must be prepared to make a large investment in machinery & equipment when taking on a larger commercial project. Along with this investment in capital comes an investment in training in all aspects of equipment operation to ensure personal & job safety. Safety is paramount on larger commercial projects, which means all equipment needs to be operated within OSHA safety Requirements.
The types of equipment you might see on a commercial painting project include but are not limited to:
- Gas powered airless sprayers capable of producing and applying paint at 2 gallons per minute (GPM). Gas powered machines are more suitable as power may not be readily available.
- Large spray tips and extension wands are a valuable part of the equipment inventory.
- Commercial painters also require cleaning equipment like large gas powered pressure cleaners an ideal machine will produce up to 4000psi and 4 GPM of water and chemicals to properly prepare the surfaces for the paint application.
- Lift equipment including scissor lifts and boom lifts as a majority of the work is to be completed at high elevations.
Hire a Licensed and Insured Commercial Painting Contractor
Protect your commercial property or project by hiring an expert team of experienced commercial painters. FCI Painting is a licensed and insured painting contractor located in Naples, Florida. Call (239) 435-1001 for an estimate today. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction!