Residential and Commercial Painting
The increased square footage of the commercial building further complicates the painting, not to mention employees, inventory, and customers in the space.
However, the home painting comes with challenges that cannot be discounted. How the paint is applied alongside choosing the proper colour can affect the ultimate result. Before you hire a professional painter for your project, it is important to know what kind of painting skills they have and the factors influencing that right decision.
- Project size
The scope of the painting project is an indication of the type of painting service required. The residential project includes houses, townhouses, condominiums, and other living spaces. The whole house can be painted, only the exterior or a little interior space can be renovated. The commercial painting focuses on large projects, ranging from retail shops and shopping malls to industrial buildings and airports.
- Number of painters
Larger commercial buildings need more painters to cover the building area and meet deadlines. Commercial painting companies employ more people so that they can complete commercial painting projects on time. Residential paint projects are small in space and therefore do not require many painters on site.
- Materials and devices
Residential painting contractors only focus on small residential projects. For this reason, the materials and tools they use are not much different from the paint supply you can get on your own.
The types of paint used for residential paint projects are available in a spread of colours to match the decor and architecture of the house and surrounding homes. Different types of paint are used for residential projects. Paints can be classified by their base: oil-based paints, water-based paints, or latex-based paints.
Then there is the glossiness of a variety of gloss or paint finishes. Paint shades range from glossy to flat. Glossy paints are glossy and reflect the most light, while flat paints absorb light, hiding imperfections on the interior walls. Types of paint shades include:
They also need skills in using commercial and industrial industrial-grade paints, primers, tints, and other speciality coatings.
- Services provided
Some services include industrial painting and coating, special surface preparation, metalizing, epoxy coatings, sandblasting, and many other businesses.
In addition to interior and exterior painting, other professional painting services include:
Concrete ceiling repair
Metal Door Paintings
Joint expansion sealing
Resident painters can confidently complete home painting tasks that typically include rooms, trim, siding, and deck staining in your home. Resident painters use various exterior surfaces such as stucco, wood, metal, concrete, vinyl, and fibre-cement siding. They may also be trained in lightweight construction or popcorn roof removal in larger buildings. Typical residential painting services include:
Deck and fence staining/painting
Interior and exterior painting
Remove and hang wallpaper wrapper
Plaster and Drive Repair l Repair
Commercial painting is done according to the business owners and the schedule of operations. Scheduling can be quite challenging for businesses, as most want to be open to customers as their organizations go through innovation projects simultaneously. Some commercial landlords urge painters to work on these issues and not interfere with their working hours.
Sometimes the painting can be completed during open hours by cordoning off the painted parts. If that is not possible, the commercial painting will be scheduled outside normal operating hours – at night, on weekends, and holidays. The best commercial painting contractors are willing to adapt to the business owner’s schedule to paint the property without disrupting the business’s traditional flow.
In residential painting, painters usually work during the day of the week, Monday through Friday. Typically, they work eight hours a day. However, the schedule also depends on the customer. If they want the project to be completed early, the painters can work nights or even weekends.
- Project Management
Due to the importance of timeliness and avoidance of business interruptions, more emphasis is placed on productivity and efficiency in professional painting. Depending on the size of the project, there may be delays for the company. Large-scale projects often involve working with multiple contractors.
Commercial property owners expect all parties to meet their deadlines and adhere to the budget to manage their time and resources. Thus, experienced project management is vital for commercial and industrial painting jobs.
Residential painting projects enjoy a more relaxed approach to project management. Although still crucial to job success, the project manager focuses more on homeowner satisfaction and a spotlight.
- The amount of paint
When compared to residential painting, the quantity of paint used is far higher for commercial painting. As more paint is used, the time for the painting project to complete increases. In residential painting, the paint required for an exterior or interior project is usually very low.
The paint’s quality plays an important role in the amount of paint required for both residential and commercial painting. A good quality paint brand can provide better coverage than a secondary paint brand. Less use of stellar paint can lead to increased labour and costs due to the need to apply additional paint coats.
Residential painters are well versed in talking to homeowners and know exactly what type of paint is needed. Painters are also experienced in securing your furniture and flooring when the painting work is carried out.
Professional painting requires more skill and concern for safety. Depending on how tall the building is or where it is located, the commercial painter must have experience and stamina when painting such buildings. Commercial painting can never be a DIY project like small residential projects.
- Greater risk
The atmosphere for residential painters is more predictable. Greater control is given due to the small size of the project and the relationship with the homeowner. On commercial projects, a larger working environment creates more moving parts, which means things are more likely to go wrong.