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Commercial Painting—Make Sure your Contractor can Handle the Job!

Commercial Painting—Make Sure your Contractor can Handle the Job!

Painting is one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind jobs that lends itself more to visions of the finished job than it does of visualizing a painting crew applying the actual paint. But if you were to visualize a commercial paint job in progress, it should look distinctly different than the same visualization of a residential paint job. That’s because commercial paint jobs are typically more challenging than residential paint jobs and require a much greater degree of specialized painting-related knowledge and expertise.

Usually a Big Difference in Scale of the Job

While residential painters specialize in painting the interiors and exteriors of homes, few residential paint companies are manned and equipped to handle the scale of many commercial projects. A five-man experienced residential painting crew may be able to handle a two-story home’s exterior with relative ease but would likely struggle to efficiently and quickly paint a five-story office building. Likewise, with interiors, as there is a big difference between the 2,600 square feet of an average single-family home’s interior, versus the multiple thousands of possible interior square footage found in warehouses, retail operations, and other commercial facilities.    

In addition to manpower, the larger scale of most commercial paint jobs necessitates the use of equipment that many smaller residential painting companies may not have.  While residential painters can generally get by with ladders to paint second-floor sections, taller commercial structures call for scaffolding at the least, if not moveable aerial work platforms, such as scissor lifts and manlifts. And while rollers and brushes work fine for most residential jobs, many commercial jobs call for high-quality, commercial-grade paint sprayers.

While many residential paint companies limit their operations to a normal daily work schedule, larger commercial paint companies are much more flexible in their operations and willing to work odd hours so as not to disrupt a commercial business’s operations. 

The Importance of Institutional Knowledge

Most residential painters are intimately familiar with materials used in home construction, along with how to best apply paint to them, but may not be familiar with some materials used in the construction of commercial spaces. This may limit a residential paint company’s ability to effectively paint some commercial surfaces. And if the painters decide to wing it with regard to applying paint to an unfamiliar surface, it could lead to problems such as substandard job or perhaps even material degradation.

Commercial painting contractors are intimately familiar with all materials used in commercial construction and will always know exactly what coating to use for any surface. They also have the know-how, skills and materials to handle a variety of specialized painting and related services, such as electrostatic painting, faux-finishes, epoxy floor work, and sandblasting, to name a few.

With their institutional knowledge, commercial painters are also highly adept at working with other contractors, which helps ensure the seamless and on-time delivery of painting services. Additionally, commercial paint contractors are up-to-speed on all regulatory requirements that need to be met in order to safely manage and conduct the painting job.      

If you Need a Naples Commercial Painting Company, Contact FCI Painting!

All in all, your business will best meet its painting needs by hiring a professional commercial painting contractor in Naples, rather than trying to get by on the cheap by hiring a smaller residential painting contractor. With more than 20 years of experience helping southwest Florida businesses paint their exterior and interiors spaces, we have the manpower, equipment and expertise to handle any commercial painting job in the Naples area. To learn more about how FCI Painting can help you with your commercial painting needs, contact us online, or give us a call at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K