How to Choose the  Right Commercial Painting Contractor

When it comes to running your business, appearances count from the outside in. Your commercial property and business space are your biggest asset and need the same level of protection afforded to every other area of your business.

Whether your warehouse needs a new protective paint coating or the interior of your commercial building needs a refresh, choosing a high-quality painting contractor to execute the job with skill and efficiency will save you many headaches – both during and after the project.

Not all commercial building painting contractors are alike. Like any profession, there is a science to well-prepared, well-executed commercial paint jobs – and residential paint contractors simply won’t have the same level of experience as trained commercial painting contractors. It’s far better to do your homework ahead of time when choosing a painting contractor, which can be accomplished in 6 easy steps.

Find a Company That is Specialized in Commercial Painting Projects

We’ve already said it once – but we’ll say it again to drill the point home. Not all painting contractors are alike. Although painting a commercial building is similar to painting a residence, the task itself will affect more than just the home occupants. Additionally, not all commercial painting contractors provide top-tier service.

First and foremost, painting commercial structures can disrupt business if not done correctly. High-quality, professional commercial painting contractors will know the fastest, most efficient way to complete your project with minimal business interruption. Professional, experienced commercial painting contractors will also have the skills and knowledge necessary to make the right professional recommendations for your job, so it gets done right the first time.

Now that we’ve exhausted the reasons for hiring top-quality, experienced commercial painting professionals, follow these 6 steps to help you find the best fit for your project.

Review Company Portfolio

Seeing is believing. The proof is in the pudding. We can go on and on, but you get the gist. It’s important to review a commercial painting company’s past project to get an idea of their experience and credibility.

PPD Painting Portfolio Page


The portfolio will also give you an idea of the commercial painting company’s service specialties. For example, if you need the interior of your office building painted, and all you see in a portfolio is commercial warehouse exteriors – that company may not be the best suited to paint your office walls.

And finally, a commercial painting contractor’s portfolio will also give you an insight into any particular style or unique skill set they may possess. If your project involves a specific skill set, this could make or break your decision. Hiring a professional experienced in the processes you need will ensure you don’t have to hire additional help to complete the job.

Check Out Client Testimonials

Thank you, mighty internet, for providing a wealth of client feedback at our fingertips. When selecting almost any kind of service, highly rated businesses have an edge because positive feedback from other customers is a massive nod toward credibility.

Also, client testimonials will often tell you things you can’t find on a company’s website. For example, how friendly they were during the job. Did they show up on time? Did the painting professionals leave the site clean and orderly when they finished? How was the scheduling and payment process?

Testimonials and reviews are a goldmine of information about company attributes not necessarily communicated by the business itself, such as their level of speed, efficiency, cleanliness, or professionalism.

Make Sure That Company is Fully Certified & Insured

A reputable commercial building painting contractor will be licensed and insured, so don’t be afraid to ask. Unlike when you’re renting a car, this shouldn’t be optional. You definitely want the peace of mind that your investment is protected should something go wrong.

How do you know what to look for? Ask if they have the following credentials before hiring:

  • Licensed
  • Bonded
  • Insured (general liability, commercial auto, and worker’s compensation insurance)
  • Business registered in your county

Any legitimate company will happily and willingly share this information with you upon request.

EPA Certified
OSHA Certified

PPD Painting is Lead Certified by the EPA and safety certified by OSHA


Look for Companies That Offer Free Estimates

Free estimates are pretty standard in commercial painting, but it never hurts to verify. Especially if you are gathering several estimates – which is always a good idea. Not only will you get an idea of what the project will cost, but it’s also a great way to get a feel for the company. How professional were they during the estimation process? How was the follow-up? Were they on time?

Think of the estimating process as an audition for choosing the right company to play the part.

Consider the Value Offered for the Price

As we’ve hinted at already, there’s more to a commercial painting project than just the act of painting itself – which is reason #1 that the lowest price shouldn’t always win. Here’s why: quality and value.

Reputable commercial painting contractors will bring a level of professionalism and experience to the job that a less reputable contractor will not – and it will show up throughout the process. This professionalism, ease of communication, service quality, and peace of mind is the hidden value you can’t put a price on.

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Examples of our previous projects

Following these 6 steps will check all the boxes necessary to find a quality, professional painting company for your commercial space. As PDCA accredited and award-winning contractors, our team of specialists at PPD Painting understands the importance of hiring the right people to paint your space with precision and care. We take great pride in serving the Chicago area with superior business management and paint expertise, and we have the credentials to prove it.

Contact us when you’re ready to transform, refresh, or update your commercial space with transformational paint. We’re here to serve.


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Really like this service. Great pricing

Alex Wong

Well, nothing in this life seems to be perfect, but Precision Painting is nearly there.

Karen Fenyn

Very responsive. Quality work. Helpful staff!

David Wilson

Work was great. Professionally completed job. Workers were great and a pleasure thru the mess.


Exceptional work! Ricardo did a great job. The office staff and project manager as well as Aaron were all very helpful and accommodating.

Marikay Artner

On time, professional, pleasant, hard working and thorough job.

Maura Cullen

You came here and gave us the estimate when you said you would. Your project leader was polite and on time.Your crew was here on time, they were polite and got to work right away and did a good job. The job was completed when you said it would be finished.

Joe Lambert

Very detailed, quality work, responsive, prompt, pleasant to work with.

Kurt Nitschke

First time using, but very pleased with everything. Great crew did a great job, reasonable pricing, flexible hours with minimal effect on our staff

Robert Wallace

You have experienced, professional painters who genuinely care about the quality of their work.

Ann R.

The crew was very professional and courteous.

Kim Baker

Bruno is doing a good job in his new roll as project manager and Sal is the best painter that leads the crews for Phonak work projects. I get them started and they take it from there with very little monitoring on my part. I also like the partial billing, the organizing of my paints and if possible a year end report on what we spent on patching and painting would be great.

Mike Moore

Excellent workmanship, I didn't have to check your work. Paul and Alfonso were polite, and conscientious and treated my house as if it was their own.

Rick Orna

Answered their phone promptly. Paint job was a perfect match. My customer was very pleased.


Paul is an excellent painter. He was very tidy and easy to work with. Paul did a great job matching the color of our front stain and his work is professional. Paul was on time and good at communicating. I would definitely recommend Precision Painting to a friend.

Tracy McCarville

Quality efficient work

Brent Alwood

Great Professional Work!!

James Kastanis

On time, good job, neat, good clean up

Joyce Helms

Friendly professional staff. Quick scheduling of both quote and job. Quality work at finish!

Amy Barger

On time, on budget with a high degree of quality.

Richard Dusing

Great painters did a thorough and complete job. Staff was commenting on how good they were.

John Pena

The crew did an unbelievable job on our home.

Brian Germain

By far the best team I have worked with on home improvements -- I'd describe them as professional, timely, courteous, talented, and fun!

Kevin Slattery

They were extremely professional, organized and finished the job in half the time! Highly recommend their service again :)

Valentina Labovic

Very good execution and quality.

Bob Sanner

Always prompt, professional, reasonably priced, great work, communicates well with you!

Mary Della Chiesa

Great company; professional and courteous. It was clear the team knew how to do their job and took pride in doing it well. Very organized and efficient as well.

Pat Shaughnessy

Great job and extraordinarily kind gentlemen doing the work. Had the utmost respect for our home.

Eileen Daw

Great workers and very friendly.

John Pena

PPD was professional, prompt, clean and fairly priced. Recommend 100%!

Jack Dominy

Great experience from start to finish, from scheduling the estimate, work well done, polite & professional painters, cleaned up afterward

Christine Futrell

Professional, responsive, does great work!

Kurt Nitschke

Excellent service and quality work at a fair price....

Dan Abdo

You guys do great work, are reasonably priced, and stand behind your work and all your people are good to work with. I will mention that on the last few jobs I noticed a very slight slip in the finished quality, things like drips or missed spots. No big deal but something I don't expect from you guys.

Bernard Bartelli

Terrific and conscientious quality of work plus cleanup.

John Michie

Good job and very easy to work with!

Ilsa Conover

Great friendly staff and quality painting pros.

Christine Paulson

Good job Finished on time

Pat Rossi

The work was outstanding and the employees were amazingly courteous, professional and personable.

Eva Roby

Very nice job can’t wait til do the outside

Dennis Hansen