Differences Between Commercial and Residential Painting

Whilst many people might think that both commercial and residential painters perform the same kinds of tasks, there is often a big difference between the two. Many residential painters, as the name suggest mainly provide personal tasks around the home with the odd small shop and business jobs here and there.

Commercial painters step in when the job is simply too big for one man and his van, so let us look at some of the big differences in these two painting fields that could make a difference when you make the call to renovate.

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Choosing The Right Painter for A Large Task

Commercial painters are the go-to guys when it comes to large scale painting jobs. For painting large scale facilities, shops, public spaces and other big projects like airports and football stadiums, commercial painters can get the job done. Many commercial painting companies have large numbers of staff that can cater for urgent work, and by having the infrastructure and equipment in place to do the job, most tasks can be completed in record time.

Commercial painters are often required to work to tight schedules, so by having the right equipment such as industrial painting tools, cherry picker cranes for high up tasks and access to premium grade all-weather and commercial paint supplies, the commercial painter is the guy to call when the job is too big.

Residential painters on the other hand are much better suited to smaller tasks. These painters are often a one or two man team that can have your property professionally painted in no time at all. Just because they may be self-employed and are limited to smaller residential tasks, this doesn’t mean they aren’t every bit the professional when it comes to finishing the job, expert advice and good service

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When to Choose A Skilled Residential Painter

It takes years of experience and many different qualifications to become a recognised painter, and it is often of great benefit to have a local painter in Sydney to come and talk to you face to face about a job, explain all of the equipment needed and to work out a price your budget can stretch to. A residential painter’s number is always good to have in your phone book, and finding recommendations for local contractors can be both easy to find and informative.

Commercial painters may be able to offer you a wider range of services than a residential painter due to their team of painters with varying experience in different fields. Likewise, a commercial painting company will be able to handle logistics on a larger scale and will be well schooled in working with other contractors on site to bring your project together and with minimal halts.

A residential painter may be your best bet when it comes to painting your house, but for larger projects, call the commercial painters to boost your efficiency on large projects.

Author Bio:

Tony Conway owns and manages Premier Painting Company, a Sydney-based house painting company that also provides a variety of building services. Tony has overseen hundreds of commercial, industrial and domestic painting projects and can help add value to your property.

Erin Emanuel


  1. I’ve been trying to find myself a painter but have had trouble finding someone in the area. Recently I tried searching for both residential and commercial painters. However, it sounds like I should stick to the residential if I want my house painted. Do you have any ideas on how to find one?

  2. It’s good to know that commercial painters play a different role from residential painters because of the large scale work that they have to complete in a short amount of time. I didn’t know that commercial paint jobs require specialized equipment and more man power to complete their client’s building in a short amount of time. That seems like a very important distinction to make since residential painting doesn’t require as many people to complete a job within a deadline.

  3. Exactly Residential painters can be hired to do the job of insides of home like painting a room or garage and commercial painters must be hired to paint the outside of walls. Thanks for saving my money.

  4. Very useful information. I had no idea that residential and commercial painters were prepared to handle the different requirements of each task. I own a home and I am sure sooner or later I will be in need to hire a painter. I know better now to hire a residential painter.

  5. I didn’t even know that there was a difference between commercial and residential painting. I like how you explained that commercial painters handle big painting jobs. I hope that I can remember this article if my company ever wants to repaint our building.

  6. Firstly I would really like thank you on behalf of Bundaberg Painters for posting such educational stuff differentiating commercial and residential painting to the point.. keep the good work going..

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  8. I would really like to thank you for posting an interesting blog titled “DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PAINTING” explaining in details.. and i have also found some of your other blogs interesting.. thanks for sharing with us..

  9. That was an interesting blog differenciating commercial painting and residential painting in details… thanks for sharing it with us.. can you post some more blogs about commercial painting or industrial painting??

  10. I like how you mentioned that having a local residential painter can be useful for figuring things out face-to-face. My husband and I just moved into a new house, and we’d like to change the color of it, but neither of us have much experience with painting. Perhaps it would be a good idea to find a local professional who can come and figure out the best course of action with us.

  11. My wife and I have recently moved into a new home. The house is painted tan and brown throughout, and my wife would really like some color. I didn’t realize that commercial and residential painters are willing to com face to face with you and talk about a budget and equipment needed for the job. I’ll be sure to contact a painter about my home.

  12. Excellent post I want to thank you for this informative read; I really appreciate sharing this great post. Keep up your work. An amazing article it’s nice to read a quality blog post. I think you made some good points in this post these simple tips are really simple.

  13. My wife and I have been looking for someone to come out and help us get the painting done that we have been thinking about, and I think that finding someone with the right industrial equipment would be smart. My wife wants to find an industrial painter who can help us get the outside of our home painted and I wasn’t sure if we should hire a residential or commercial professional. I’m glad I found your article about choosing between residential and industrial painting, so I’ll have to start my search for the right painter with the right equipment! Thank you!

  14. Very useful information. I didn’t even know hire a different painter for commercial and residential painting. This idea helps me in hiring a painter. You made some good points in this post these simple tips are really simple. Thank you!

  15. I like the fact you shared about commercial painters and how they are required to work tight schedules. I think that hiring a commercial painter is a good idea if a large area or commercial building needs to be painted quickly. If I were to need the services of a commercial painter, I would be sure to contact the best service in my community.

  16. Nicely Explained,

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