Skip to main content

What Is The Job Description For Commercial Painters

By December 28, 2020May 24th, 2022Commercial Projects
Job Description For Commercial Painters

Everyone assumes that once someone has entered the role of a painter, they are able to paint anything. This assumption is not even remotely true. There are different kinds of painters out there in the world – artists, residential, commercial, and industrial painters. Unless they are trained to do so, you probably wouldn’t call upon an artist to come to paint the interior of your factory with a slip-resistant paint. The same applies to the opposite. You wouldn’t call upon an industrial painter to paint a mural on your living room wall. So in that case what is in a job description for commercial painters?

What is Commercial Painting?

Commercial painting is a happy medium between residential painting and industrial painting.
Many people describe commercial painting as residential painting, but on a larger scale, which isn’t a false statement. There is just more to commercial painting than that. Commercial painters have to be more conscious of the paint selections used in their painting jobs.
For example, commercial painters often paint medical facilities. Within these walls, there is a need to use paint that has low fumes and odors. Some paints are antimicrobial, which may be necessary depending on the medical setting. This is a large-scale project, but it requires knowledge of the paint industry to accommodate the medical facility’s needs.

What Do Commercial Painters Do?

Commercial painters aren’t just painters. They offer other services, too. With training, commercial painters may also double as industrial painters. The painter’s role is to understand the various types of industrial paints and how they are used in various settings. The point of industrial painting is not to be attractive but to be functional.
Other things commercial painters may offer are:

  • Brick waterproofing
  • High-durability coatings
  • Masonry Coating
  • Concrete Ceiling Repairs
  • Line Stripping
  • Metal Door Painting
  • Joint Expansion Sealant
  • Roof Coatings
  • Stenciling
  • Waterproof Coatings

When offering painting and other services, commercial painters work on the schedule of the business, not personal office hours. The reason for this is to help avoid any business disruption possible. This may not be avoidable in some cases, but it can be planned during lower trafficked times. Commercial painters have been known to work days, nights, weekends, holidays, etc., to accommodate their client’s schedules.

What to Look For in Commercial Painters

A true commercial painter has experience. They are able to show you a portfolio with past painting jobs they have worked on and provide you with references. You will find that those professionals who give you access to former clients are more genuine than those who do not.
Commercial painters understand what the branding of a business means and how the painting project can directly impact sales and the appeal for customers to come in. With this in mind, the job done by these painters is done by experience and expertise. Large scale projects are not the place for a rookie painter to take the lead.
You are likely to have a meeting with the painting company you choose. Even though they are painters, you should not expect them to be covered head to toe in paint when you speak to them. Understandably so, they may be coming from a job to meet with you. They should still have a professional presence about them. After all, they are coming to sell their company’s services to you.

Commercial Painting Professionals with Experience

Looking for commercial painting professionals who have the experience and the expertise to complete a commercial painting project? With over 30 years of experience, re:fab’s professional commercial painters have the skill set and the knowledge needed to handle and accommodate any commercial painting project.
Through the combination of general contracting expertise and superior painting techniques, re:fab’s exceptional results can be seen in both interior and exterior projects. All of the projects handled by re:fab are done safely and effectively with an overall goal of satisfaction and staying on budget and within the approved deadlines.
Are you interested in seeing what re:fab’s full line of services can do for your commercial or industrial property? Contact us for more information.

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Drywall + Carpentry

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.

Renovation Services

Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

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.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards

Specialty Flooring

Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

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

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

EIFS + Stucco

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.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

Power Washing

Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

Choose the organization you think deserves a refresh, or enter one of your own and vote!

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

"*" indicates required fields

Trade Experience (Select All That Apply)
Service Area
Please select the states in which you are licensed to work/willing to travel to and work on assignments.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get a free Estimate

"*" indicates required fields

Let us know how you got here!
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Fill In Your Contact Information Below And Someone From Our Team Will Be In Touch Shortly.


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.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting