Commercial Painting is truly what separates the boys from the men in the painting business! It doesn’t take a lot of tools or experience to paint a home, but commercial buildings are a whole different ball game! Typically, its a matter of scope. When painting a home the investment in paint and supplies is usually only a few hundred dollars. When painting a commercial building, the ante is raised significantly and the cost of tools and paint can be thousands of dollars. While I am a “DIY” kind of guy, commercial painting is best left to professionals. My quotes will always surprise you because of my low cost, and feel free to ask me any questions you might have about your commercial painting job!
Just a few things to keep in mind as your looking into a commercial painting job in Coeur d’Alene. When choosing the paint and primer, you need to use industrial grade. This typically includes a price increase, but paint in your small business takes a lot of abuse. Unlike your home where the only people that beat up the walls are kids or pets, your commercial building will get beat up by everyone! Feet on the baseboards, furniture moving, to many things to list! Industrial paint is designed with these hazards in mind and will last substantially longer then normal house paint. Totally worth the cost increase. Going hand in hand with industrial paint, you will also want to use higher quality primer. For the same reasons as above it has better coverage and lasts way longer.
Paint additives are typically overkill for a home paint job. In commercial work, however, they are vital to the longevity of your paint. They can also help kill mildew and provide antibacterial coverage. In the right circumstances, they can also aid in cleaning and paint vibrancy. A definite plus!
When hiring a professional (especially for exterior jobs) brushes and rollers no longer do the job. The sprayers that we use ensure proper paint coverage and cost-saving spray settings. They also cost several thousand dollars. The difference between a professionally painted exterior is night and day over normal “affordable” methods.
There are a TON of other small things that we do as professionals when painting a commercial building. Checking the time of year here in Coeur d’Alene or Hayden, color consultations, paint stripping and repair, too many things to list! Mostly, just keep in mind that having a professional paint your business will typically save you money and hassle over doing the job yourself. Give me a call! I would love to shock you with a great deal.