Why Hire a Professional For Your Commercial Painting Needs

When your commercial building, office, store, or other such facility needs painting, you might not think the job will be very difficult to manage, and might assume you can do it yourself or have your maintenance crew tackle the work for you. However, painting a commercial facility is more complicated and detailed than you might assume, and it's good to leave this work to a professional industrial painter. Note why that is, and how their services can be of benefit to you.

Prepping the surface

It's sometimes said that paint is only as durable as the surface on which it's applied, and this can certainly be true for a commercial space. If a warehouse floor is covered in dust and dirt and lots of scuff marks, or the office walls have leftover adhesion from posters and fixtures, or there is a layer of grime or oil on your building's surfaces, paint won't adhere properly to those surfaces. Instead, it may simply peel, bubble, flake, chip or even fade very quickly. A commercial painter will know how to properly clean surfaces of any debris and also prep those surfaces to hold paint; this can mean a sanding to create a rougher surface, or a buffing to remove nicks and cracks that might seep through the paint.

Type of paint

Not all commercial paints are alike, and they are often more specialized than paints used for a residential home. Some paints will resist humidity and grease, and are meant for commercial kitchens. Some paints will have rust inhibitors, and are best for metal fixtures. Some coatings are made with a toughened acrylic, so that they resist chipping and cracking, and are good for a concrete floor. A commercial painter will know the best type of paint, not just for the surface being painted, but for the atmosphere that will affect that paint and its appearance and longevity.


A professional painter will usually have the equipment needed to make quick work of painting large surfaces, including heavy-duty sprayers, rollers with longer handles and wider heads, and scaffolding that allows them easy access to ceilings and elevated areas. They will also know how to easily and safely manage that equipment, so there is less risk of paint drips from upper areas, and less risk of someone falling from the scaffolding and suffering an injury. To ensure the job is done quickly and properly, and to reduce the risk of someone on your staff being injured, leave any commercial painting work to the pros.