The Difference Between a Commercial and Industrial Painting Service
Posted Jul 12, 2021 by Dave Scaturro
Both commercial and industrial painting involve working on a building for business purposes. However, a commercial job involves painting a business like a retail store where customers will be present. In that case, you need to ensure the paint is durable and the color appeals to your audience. Industrial painting is all about durability and withstanding harsh conditions in a manufacturing environment.
How to approach a commercial painting project
Foot traffic has a lot to do with the success of a commercial or retail business. And if your shop isn’t up to date with maintenance, you might lose potential customers.
In most cases, the best type of paint for a commercial painting project is a high-quality latex paint. Latex paint is not as durable as oil based paint, but it does offer several advantages. The biggest advantage is that it dries quickly, which is important because the longer you have wet paint on your walls the longer you won't be able to be open for business. While commercial painting is similar in approach to residential painting, it is a bigger job that requires a larger and more experienced team to complete.
How to approach an industrial painting job
Commercial painting has more to do with aesthetics, while industrial painting needs to be done in an environment that is used for manufacturing purposes (think automobiles, boats, aircraft, etc.) The focus with industrial paint jobs is made working with durable and long lasting coats.
If you are running any type of manufacturing business where your walls will be exposed to temperature extremes and other types of abuse, then you are going to want to have professional painters that specialize in industrial painting handle the job for you.
Hire the right people
It’s important to take your time when hiring contractors. At Alpine, we take the time to discuss your business needs and assess what is the best approach given your infrastructure. It is also wise to base your hiring decision on a contractor’s experience, licenses, record, insurance and your overall consultation.