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How Does Commercial Painting Differ From Residential?

Posted on May 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

How Does Commercial Painting Differ From Residential? | D and D PaintingMost of us like to take pride in our home’s appearance, either because we don’t want to be identified with an unkempt house, or we simply want it to have a neat appearance. One of the ways we ensure our home is pleasant to the eye is by touching up the paint from time to time, or even applying a whole new color to the exterior to refresh the home’s look. But in the end, you’re updating the paint job for your own personal satisfaction. However, when it comes to commercial painting, you aren’t just trying to make yourself happy – your very livelihood could depend on a new paint job.

  • We’re just talking about paint here. Is it really all that serious?

Sure, a coat of paint is rather superficial in the grand scheme of things, but consider how it might affect the perception of your business. If you approached a new business and noticed the paint was peeling or desperately needed updating, what would you think? Even though the paint has very little to do with the business’ overall quality, you’d still probably have an unfavorable view of the business because of the bad paint job. It’s not really fair to be judged on something so inconsequential, but it will definitely happen.

Therefore, ensuring your business has a respectable paint job can be a critical factor in your business’ success. So yes, it is actually kind of serious.

  • So how else is commercial painting different?

Well, when it comes to painting your home, again, you’re the only one who has to be happy about it. You can choose bold colors or expensive paint to satisfy your desires. With commercial painting, you want to prioritize function over form. The paint doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to get the job done. And unless you’re desperately trying to attract customers, vibrant color choices aren’t unnecessary. Soft, neutral tones will be cheaper and easier to touch-up.

  • Can I do it myself?

You certainly could, but that wouldn’t be the best idea. You want to ensure your paint job is handled by qualified professionals who can do the best job possible. Additionally, a professional painter can guarantee their work, which will give you some options if the paint job is lacking. However, if you paint your business yourself, you’ll be responsible for any problems that arise.

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Topics: Commercial, Residential