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
- 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.