Most people look at commercial painting and residential painting as the same thing, After all, painting is painting right! Well, not necessarily. There are a bunch of things that make commercial painting a whole different ball game. A few major factors are:
- The size of the project
- The number of painters
- Amount of materials required
- Project management
- Higher risk
All these factors make commercial jobs a lot more challenging. So, on that note, let’s talk about Aapkapainter’s take on commercial painting jobs.
There are five primary types of commercial jobs that Aapkapainter takes up when it comes to commercial painting jobs.
- Shopping malls
- Exteriors of various other commercial buildings
Each of these five types of commercial paint jobs have varying approaches and objectives that take into account the kind of commercial establishment it is.
Shopping malls – they usually look to get a paint job in order to give the mall a facelift and change its perception in the eyes of the people.
Hotels – The primary objective here is to give the hotel a sense of luxury and newness. However, since most hotels do this annually, they look for a quick turnaround time which affects the hotel in as minimal a way as possible.
Schools – Schools usually get a paint job in order to change the overall perception of the school, to enhance the ambience and if they add additional classrooms. Kindergartens usually have different kinds of requests. For example, themes and walls that can enable the kids to draw and interact with the walls in some way. Since schools are extremely high-traffic areas, they usually prefer the painting to take place during the summer break when the school is shut.
Hospitals – This isn’t something hospitals look to regularly. However, when they do, it’s a very delicate job as one needs to give extreme importance to the paint quality and the maintenance of high standards of hygiene throughout the course of the project. Another factor that comes into play here is a specific set of colours based on the different patient requirements. For example, the ICU will always be different from private rooms and so on and timelines may be tight but we never work nights here. Another approach is to attempt to tackle the job block wise so as not to interact with patients.
Exteriors of commercial building/factories – We’re currently working on the exteriors of a factory in Rabale, Mumbai. The unique challenges with such projects are the fact that they are running factories which require the constant in and out of materials while the painting is being done. How we tackle this is by doing scaffolding in order to ensure we do not affect the production work going on and work parallely with the factory staff. Another important factor here is the adjustment with worker entry and movement.
The other types of commercial establishments we do are things like retail stores, jewellery showrooms, lighting showrooms, parking lots (floor coating, entry and exit signages etc) and so on. Another challenging kind of project is something as basic as a kirana store. The need to displace stuff within the store is what makes this tricker than you’d imagine.
If your commercial establishment needs a makeover, do give us a call and we’d be happy to give it that much needed facelift.