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The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Painting

The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Painting

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Adding a fresh coat of paint to a space is a great way to instantly uplift its mood. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for the building, increasing its value and enhancing aesthetics.

When embarking upon a painting project, many project owners wonder if they should hire a residential or commercial painting contractor.

Residential painting contractors specialize in residential projects. Commercial painting contractors take up both residential and large scale, complex commercial projects.

What Services Do Commercial Painting Contractors Offer?

Commercial painting contractors have the skills and expertise required to manage larger commercial projects from start to finish. They have experience painting public buildings such as churches, courthouses, libraries, and post offices as well as commercial buildings and industrial buildings.

Many commercial painters take up apartment complex painting projects and might even paint larger homes. They even take up complex government projects.

What Services Do Residential Painting Contractors Offer? 

Residential painting contractors in Healdsburg specialize in residential interior and exterior painting projects. A residential painting project may involve painting a condominium, townhouse, or a single-family home.

Residential Painting vs. Commercial Painting

Commercial painting contractors usually have larger teams than residential painting contractors as commercial painting projects are more complex, require greater logistics, and have a wider scope than residential projects.

Since residential painting contractors primarily focus on smaller residential painting projects, more often than not, they need simple painting tools such as paintbrushes, cleaning materials, rollers, painting trays, drop clothes, and step ladders.

A commercial painting project may involve dealing with different types of concrete, marble, wood, and reinforced plastic and metal surfaces. A commercial painting project will require the use of complex painting tools such as pressure washers, aerial lifts, scaffolding, sandblasters, and paint sprayers.

A commercial painting contractor should know how to use primers, tints, commercial and industrial grade paints, specialty coatings and primers.

Commercial painting contractors usually offer more services than residential painting contractors. In addition to painting the exterior and interior of a facility, a commercial painter may help with special surface preparation, sandblasting and metalizing. They also have experience applying epoxy coating to surfaces.

Some other commercial painting services include:

  • Brick waterproofing
  • Joint expansion sealing
  • Concrete ceiling repair
  • High-durability coating application
  • Stenciling

Residential painting contractors have the expertise and knowhow required to paint trims and sidings and stain decks perfectly. Many contractors are even trained to do minor construction work and remove popcorn ceilings.

If you are planning a residential painting project, make sure the residential painting contractor you hire has experience dealing with different types of exterior surfaces.

Some residential painting services include:

  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Garage painting
  • Drywall and plaster repair
  • Deck and fence staining and painting
  • Cabinet painting
  • Wallpaper removal and installation

Whether you want to give a makeover to your home or plan to liven your workplace up, Mike Chavez Painting can help. No matter how complex your project, we will handle it from start to finish. To talk to a pro, call (707) 595-2128.