An explanation of commercial vs. residential painting

Many people might wonder what the difference between commercial painting and residential painting is and the answer could surprise you. If you are looking for a painting company to tackle your Cottonwood or Verde Valley painting project, the commercial and residential companies may look similar. But there are a few important questions Canyon Painting recommends you ask before you make your choice.

What construction material is being painted?
Contractors who primarily work on residential living spaces are generally experienced with materials typically used in home building like siding and wood. Commercial contractors, on the other hand, focus on businesses and therefore probably have a broader experience with a greater range of materials including stucco, concrete and metal as well as all of the materials generally used in home construction.

How large is the project?
Generally a business is much larger than a personal residence which means that commercial jobs require more planning and more labor than residential jobs. Commercial contracting companies will, therefore, already have the staff in place to not only plan and organize your job but be prepared to coordinate their efforts with any other contractors to get your job in on time.

What’s your timeline?
Residential painters work from Monday to Friday and from morning to evening but if those are your business hours you can see the problem. Commercial contractors are prepared to meet your business operating schedule and will have the needed equipment to work nights and weekends.

Do they have the right supplies?
Commercial businesses may require a much more durable paint or other types of protective coatings to withstand greater wear and tear than residential living spaces. Commercial painters will know how to match products to your specific needs.

Do they offer additional services?
Commercial painting contractors’ services may cover a wider range of your needs such as sandblasting, power washing, epoxy flooring or surface preparation. Depending on the type of your facility, a commercial painting contractor may save you the time and effort of searching for multiple contractors.

Canyon Painting, serving Cottonwood and the Verde Valley, is ready to tackle your project, whether it’s a commercial or residential project. For more information call us today at 928-202-8272.


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