Types of Commercial Painting Services

A commercial painter is simply defined as a type of painting that focuses on projects for businesses. These projects are typically large scale and involve businesses like restaurants, factories, large residential complexes, historic landmarks and more. When you think of commercial paint contractors, you likely think of a professional crew coming in and slapping paint on the walls of a business. While interior and exterior painting are a major focus for commercial paint contractors, there are many other commercial painting services offered. The purpose of this article is to explore all that a paint contractor has to offer so you know who to hire for the job!

Interior & Exterior Repaints

As discussed above, interior and exterior painting is a major focus for commercial painters. A fresh coat of paint helps a business stand out from competition, boosts the appearance and the value of your facility. Paint also serves structural purposes as well, especially in the industrial sector. Do not underestimate the importance of a fresh paint job.

Stains & Transparent Finishes

Stains and transparent finishes are becoming a very popular way to enhance the overall appearance of a room with wood surfaces. Wood stains are a type of paint that binds with the natural grain of the wood and soaks pigment into the wood fibers. There are many benefits to wood stains aside from beautiful aesthetics including increasing durability of the structure, adding years to the life of the wood, and keeping a natural look. Transparent finishes are simply clear coats that enhance the natural color of the wood while providing a protective coat to the surface. These finishes protect from things like weather and moisture, UV protection and are easy to maintain. 

High Performance Coatings

High performance coatings are typically used within the industrial industry and provide protection of steel and other metal structures. It creates a surface that is not easily destroyed and holds up well against abrasion, corrosion, physical use, harsh chemical exposure and more. Intumescent coatings are another service offered by select commercial painters that are similar to high performance coatings. These coatings are used as a fireproofing method. These services are not offered by all commercial paint contractors and require a unique skill set in the industrial paint setting so be sure to ask about level of experience. JMA Painters has the special knowledge base needed to properly add to the structural integrity, soundness, and health impacts of these facilities and would be happy to discuss your project. 

Architectural Coatings

Architectural coatings refer to any paint or coating used on stationary structures, including homes. This is the largest segment in the paint industry making up nearly half the volume of coatings produced annually. These paints include specialty coatings and sealers and come in a wide range of finishes for both interior and exterior projects. They serve both functional and aesthetic purposes providing a protective layer and structural support. Some types of architectural coatings include inks, ceramics, paints, lacquers, enamel and powder. 

Floor Coatings

A commercial painter may not be the first person that comes to mind when considering having your floors maintenance or redone within your business. Commercial painters utilize these opaque coatings that are applied to a variety of flooring. Some examples include epoxy and polyurethane floor coatings. These coatings have protective properties and keep floors safe from scratches, temperature swings, humidity, harsh chemicals, and more. 


Living in Louisiana, you understand the impact water can have on a structure. Waterproofing is an essential step in projecting your investment from weather. The process includes adding an additional layer of protection to the exterior of your business to protect from water, sunlight, decay, wind and more. 


Not all paint contractors offer full drywall services, but a lot at minimum offer drywall finishing services. JMA Painters in particular focuses on drywall finishing but will provide installation services upon request. To learn more about drywall services and steps, click here.

Parking Lot Striping

The parking lot of a business typically gets overlooked. You may not realize just how imp ortant the maintenance of your parking lot is, including parking lot striping. These traffic marketing guide traffic and mark off designated areas for parking and clearly mark areas that help keep you in compliance such as handiapped spaces and fire lanes. Your storefront is the first impression your customers get of you, and your parking lot is an extension of your store front. A clean parking lot that is clearly marked is both excellent for curb appeal and keeping a uniform flow of traffic. 

Historic Restoration

Historic buildings can hold significant historical value. This makes their preservation and restoration very important. It allows them to serve an existing purpose while uploading their historic value. The goal of historic restoration is to maintain as much of the original building parts and materials as possible and only updating what is essential to prevent destruction or deterioration of the building. A contractor skilled in historic restoration should strive to respect the character of the structure when making renovations. JMA Painters’ skilled and experienced team works around historical makeup and materials to avoid any disturbance to the building’s historic value. For more information on the benefits and process of historic restoration and preservation, click here.

As you can see, commercial painting is about much more than simply painting a building or commercial structure. At JMA, our skillset and services expand beyond interior and exterior paint jobs. If you have a project in mind for any of the commercial painting services mentioned in this article, do not hesitate to contact us for your free quote today.

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