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What Do Commercial Painting Jobs Entail

By February 26, 2021May 23rd, 2022Commercial Projects
What Do Commercial Painting Jobs Entail

Nothing breathes new life into an interior like a fresh coat of paint.
Commercial painters have the skills, experience, and tools to deliver fine results that are not possible in any work done by unskilled laborers. Fine finish and appealing looks, both on the exterior and interior of the building, are not the end of it.
Getting true professionals involved also guarantees that the paint job will last for years to come.
From color selection to picking up an appropriate paint type/brand, commercial painters can help you out with every aspect of the paint project. You can sit back and relax while the experts do the job for you and deliver results that won’t fail to impress you. If you are unfamiliar with all of this, you might be wondering what do commercial painting jobs entail, and how canyou get started on yours? re:fab is here to help! Here is what to expect for your painting project.

What Do Commercial Painting Jobs Cover?

Unskilled laborers can never hope to deliver a fine and thorough paint job for the exterior and interior of your building.
Only a commercial painter can do so.
Commercial painters handle all stages of operation including the prep work, paint selection, coating, and finishing.
Thus their operation exceeds simply putting a fresh coat on.
Here’s a brief rundown of the major responsibilities of painting professionals:

Prep Work

All the prep work and the use of several instruments such as sandpaper and wire-brushes are some of their key duties. A painter’s job also entails filling up any holes or depressions in the surface to be painted, thoroughly washing the said walls, and preparing them in every way for a fresh paint coat.
Plastering up any crevices or cracks is also an important prerequisite here.
Professional painters help move any objects in the said room to avoid paint marks on your stuff. If some of these objects can’t be moved, they will cover them up properly.
A commercial painting job is all about enhancing the look of your building, not having your effects soiled by paint stains.

Applying The Coat

Extra vigilance is expected from all commercial painters when handling this segment, there should be no compromise in the fineness of the job.
This is what sets the line between a commercial painting job and the endeavors of a non-professional.
The former entails extreme care to the thickness of coat, type and quantity of paint needed, color selection, and above all: uniformity.

Adding The Final Touch

The finishing part is also just as vital and will make all the difference in determining the worth and effectiveness of all the efforts vested in the client’s project. A commercial painter may have to mix a few colors to get a certain shade, experiment with the paint’s consistency until it becomes perfect for use.
The idea here is to deliver precisely what the client demanded to begin with.
A professional painter knows that clients don’t like a project that is “sort-of” like what they had in mind, and thus you can expect them to go the extra mile to deliver beyond your expectations.

OSHA Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, shortened as OSHA, has defined certain health parameters that must be satisfied in any indoor environment, especially commercial spaces frequented by visitors.
Commercial painting projects always keep these health-safety regulations in mind. They make it a point to use safe paint products and employ all the recommended practices for ensuring health-safety.
An unskilled laborer, on the other hand, may not even know what OSHA stands for!

Other Responsibilities

Of course, there are some unspoken expectations from every commercial painting job, and professional crews make it a point to fulfill those as well. These include meeting deadlines, avoiding unnecessary delays, not causing any disturbances, being at their best professional behavior, and always showing up at time.
And then there’s the cleaning up to do after the painting job. The best part about professionals is that they take complete responsibility for their work, meaning that you won’t be busy cleaning up the mess, and instead be welcomed by the site of a ready-to-use space, all cleaned up and vividly painted.
Flexibility, punctuality, and discipline are some of the core areas, apart from the quality of work, which help define professional painters.

Dissecting Commercial & Residential Painting Job Descriptions

If you’re planning on getting a room or the complete house (or any other building) painted, know that all painters are not the same. Professional painters must qualify for certain standards in skills and abilities to be considered fit for the job under question.
Make sure that you scrutinize candidates before handing over your residential painting project; painters must have the following qualifications to handle your painting job effectively and professionally:

High School Diploma

Okay, this part is a bit flexible – you don’t have to ask for the painter’s degree/diploma. If you’re getting your work done by a commercial painting company, then there’s nothing to worry about because they are very careful about who they hire, if you browse through a couple of their job descriptions, you’ll know.


No, your neighbor’s kid can’t handle a painting job just because he owns a paintbrush. Professional painters are powered by years of experience; company workers have at least a 2-year work history even if they’ve recently joined their ranks.
Thus make sure that you hire only through trusted channels so that you get your work done by experienced professionals.

Physical Fitness

A commercial painting job will be physically challenging, thus you need to make sure that the person standing in front of you is capable of handling it. The job descriptions of most painting business owners make it very clear that they need workers in peak condition for their teams.


You can look for anyone’s work history nowadays just through a quick Google search. Just be sure that whoever you plan on entrusting with your delicate task is up to the challenge, communicates effectively, and is capable of meeting deadlines.
Of course, you can avoid this hassle altogether by reaching out to commercial painting services companies because their strict screening process ensures that all of their workers are the best they can be.

Do Commercial Painter Services Cost A Lot?

The cost of a residential painting job is one of the top-most reasons why people feel reluctant to get professionals involved in rejuvenating their houses. We won’t lie to you, professional painters do cost a little more (in the short term) than unskilled laborers.
However, you need to factor in the cost-effectiveness of a commercial painting job before jumping to conclusions.
What would you prefer? Paying a slightly larger sum as a one-time investment or having to go through comparatively smaller payments again and again?
Of course, the first choice makes more sense, because cumulatively, an unskilled worker’s paint job will cost you much more down the line. On the other hand, a one-time commercial paint coat will last for years before needing to be replaced.
Thus, in the cost-effectiveness arena, despite having a slightly bigger initial investment, commercial painters take a decisive edge.
This settles the cost-value debate, but the decision is ultimately yours!

re:fab Offers Highly Capable Commercial Painters

Hooking up with professional painting services contractors ensures that you get the best men on the job. It also eliminates the need for you to screen the project candidates for their eligibility. re:fab has, for years, guaranteed the satisfaction of its clients in the painting business, and we will uphold this standard in the future as well.
Not only do we ensure the professional excellence expected of a commercial or residential painting job, but we also go the extra mile with all of our projects, delivering the best results possible. Flexibility, punctuality, competence, dependability, and professionalism are our core values.
Our rates are competitive, and our work is highly cost-effective.
Once you hand us your project, your worries end there, and then, just log onto our site, get a free quote online, and we’ll get started with painting your house!

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Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

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re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

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Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

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re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

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