Commercial Painting

The appearance of a business is an important factor to clients, customers and employees. If the building looks dirty or poorly maintained, it will negatively affect the impression that people have of it. Part of that ongoing maintenance includes applying a fresh coat of paint when necessary.

Painting is a crucial part of commercial building maintenance. It can often save businesses money and give the appearance that they are on top of their business's maintenance. A commercial building's cleanliness and upkeep reflects primarily on the leadership of the company, so commercial painters strive to do a high quality job for their clients.

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Why Regular Painting Is Important to Your Business

If a client or customer visits your commercial building and sees chipped, peeling or faded paint, what impression do you think they will have of your business? If you don’t maintain your building’s appearance, what other areas are you likely to neglect?

  • Financial problems. Visitors to your business may think that your business is not doing very well if you can’t afford to have it painted regularly.
  • Customer service. Does your disregard for your property’s appearance extend to lackadaisical customer service?
  • Cleanliness. If you ignore the painted areas of the building, are you also cutting corners with the janitorial services? Or are you like those “slum lords” who are just looking for a profit without caring about the people who have to work in that environment?
  • Other maintenance. Keeping a commercial building painted is one of many requirements of regular maintenance. Are other important maintenance areas also being neglected?

Although these assumptions may be completely untrue, it’s the impression that matters. Why take the chance of losing customers when a fresh coat of paint can make a great first impression?

Hire a Commercial Painter for the Best Results

You may think you can save a few bucks by painting your business yourself, or hiring some college kids during school break. You may save some money in the initial price you pay the painters, but the long-term outcome may be less than optimum. It may actually cost you more than if you hired a licensed commercial painter.

There’s more to painting a commercial building than buying some paint, brushes and rollers and slapping paint on the walls. Proper preparation can make the difference between a shoddy paint job and a smooth, long-lasting surface. Protecting the furnishings and people in the area is important. Thorough clean-up can also make a huge difference.

Hiring The Right Commercial Painter

Don’t make the mistake of hiring just any commercial painting company. You need to make sure the contractor is reputable, trustworthy and has the expertise needed to do the job right.

Check reviews and ask for references. Make sure you check those references. Are they licensed, insured and bonded? Do they provide free estimates? Get a detailed written bid upfront before any work is done. The lowest bid isn’t always the best choice. Some companies will low-ball you to get their foot in the door, then tack on “extras” during the project.

Painting contractors who are local, established businesses may be more invested in the community, hence they may strive to deliver higher quality results and better customer service to their “neighbors”.

Other factors that may influence your choice of commercial painter include whether they are certified to safely deal with lead-based paint and if they are a certified “Green” business.

Painting Different Types of Commercial Buildings

There are many different types of commercial buildings. Based on their purpose and type of clientele and employees, painting them may require some adjustments. It’s important to choose the appropriate colors and designs as well.

For example, painting a medical office or facility needs to be done during off-hours because of medical sensitivities of patients. Other types of businesses can be painted during ongoing operations, as long as specific cautions and arrangements are made. Industrial buildings, like factories and warehouses, often have heavy equipment moving throughout, so caution must be taken.

Medical Facilities

Painting a doctor’s or dentist’s office, hospital, nursing or rehab facility, or other medical establishments can be tricky. Because these environments often create stress, the right paint colors can help create a calming environment.


Commercial office spaces house a variety of business types. Depending on the type of business, the paint colors and schemes can help boost productivity, encourage creativity, and energize employees.

Warehouses and Industrial Facilities

Facilities that house factories, warehouses, garages, and other industrial-type businesses require knowledge of specific standards. Many of these types of facilities must comply with OSHA standards for safety. They require specific colors and striping to discourage accidents and injuries.

Retail and Hospitality Establishments

Restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality facilities are often open seven days a week, sometimes 24 hours a day. They need special planning to minimize disruption. Flexibility is key to getting the job done with minimal interference to customers and without losing business.

Multi Tennant Buildings

Painting apartment buildings, condominiums, nursing and retirement homes, high-rise hotels, assisted living facilities, and other multi-family buildings also requires planning ahead. Painting one unit can affect adjacent residents, so it’s important to take precautions and try to minimize disturbing others. The commercial painter must be flexible in scheduling the job, while also taking extra care in cordoning off the project area.

Facility Maintenance

Regular maintenance can help avoid issues with safety, employee productivity, and appearance. Facility managers know the importance of keeping their commercial facilities working properly and aesthetically pleasing. Customers and employees notice chipped or fading paint. It would naturally make them wonder what else you’re ignoring and why.

Getting a maintenance plan in place that includes regular painting and touchups can help prevent problems from occurring. Plus, if it’s scheduled to occur on an ongoing basis, you don’t have to keep track of when you last had it painted.

Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Painting Project

There are steps you must take before a paint project can start in a business. You’ll need to determine if you’ll remain open and operational during the painting process, or if you’ll close down. If you remain open, employees and customers will need to be aware of the project, and accommodations may need to be made to avoid inconveniencing them. If you’ll be closing down the operations during the paint job, you’ll need to carefully schedule the project around the closure.

Full Range of Commercial Painting Services

There are special needs for painting some types of commercial buildings. Adam Roe Painting uses the right type of coatings and applications to best suit the buildings we paint. Our offerings include:

Anti-Microbial Paint and Coatings

There is an increasing emphasis on public health and reducing the spread of germs that cause serious illnesses. A special type of microbicidal paint is now available that provides protection against airborne pathogens and bacteria. These coatings also have anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-algal properties for additional defense against disease.

Elastomeric Weatherproofing Coatings

Some types of exterior surfaces are more porous, like brick, masonry, stucco, and concrete. These materials tend to deteriorate more quickly when exposed to extreme temperatures or weather conditions.

Elastomeric coatings provide a thicker layer than normal paint to produce a waterproof seal for the exterior of the building. It can even bridge hairline cracks to completely seal the surface. Because of its extra thickness, it also protects the structure from damage by heavy winds and rains. The siding remains unblemished for much longer than with normal paint.

Green Environmentally Friendly Painting

Most of us want to reduce our footprint on the environment. Adam Roe Painting agrees with that concept, which is why our products and processes comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for environmental sustainability.

Our surface preparation and painting process and materials meet or exceed LEED requirements. Our technicians use low- or zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) coatings to reduce or eliminate odors.

Project Management

Adam Roe Painting emphasizes strong communication between the customer and our crew. We assign a project manager to oversee all projects who will keep you updated on progress, notify you of any issues, and be available for questions or explanations.

The project manager will monitor the technicians to ensure they are performing according to our high standards. They will enforce safety protocols and keep disruptions to the business at a minimum.

Power Washing

We provide power or pressure washing services to remove dirt and grime prior to painting and/or to strip away loose and peeling paint. We can also remove graffiti using high-pressure power washing that will not damage the surface.

Drywall Installation

If your drywall needs repair or replacement prior to painting, Adam Roe Painting has technicians skilled in drywall installation.


Wall coverings are common in hotels, restaurants, waiting rooms and restrooms of commercial buildings. Adam Roe Painting has experienced technicians skilled in the art of hanging or removing wallpaper or other wall coverings.

Lobby and Hallway Painting

Because of the busy nature of business lobbies and hallways, painting or wallpapering them requires careful planning. The crew at Adam Roe Painting will get the job with minimal disruptions on the business and customers.

Striping and Curb Painting

Your parking lot and exterior premises need proper painting to emphasize safe traffic practices. Adam Roe Painting can make sure your property is painted to delineate areas for parking, loading and emergency zones, pedestrian walkways, and other key areas that indicate special access.

Safety Commitment

Adam Roe Painting has a solid commitment to safety in the workplace. Our staff is OSHA 10/30 trained and certified.  We are a certified drug free workplace. We have ZERO OSHA violations and are founding partners and proud supporters of Safety Fest.

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