Commercial Painting Contractors

A Guide to Commercial Polished Concrete

  • While specialty flooring and tiles like marble and granite can give your commercial building a special look and feel, the truth is that many property owners and managers are increasingly discovering that polished concrete is a safer and more durable choice. Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, and even manufacturing facilities are refurbishing their concrete flooring with the help of professionals.  What Is Polished Concrete? Polished concrete refers to concrete flooring surfaces ground down over the course of several phrases using…

    What Material Shortages Mean for Commercial Construction Projects

  • If your facility is gearing up for a commercial construction or painting project after a year of delays and shutdowns, you may be experiencing a bit of sticker shock. A long (and growing) list of construction materials -- including paint -- are causing prices to rise and work to come to a grinding halt on some job sites. Contractors across the country are finding ways to circumvent these challenges and avoid passing along these costs to clients, but the struggle…

    Commercial Building Painting Trends for 2021

  • If you’ve never been in charge of managing a commercial painting project for your building or property, you may not know that it can be a complex project with many moving parts. Durability, safety, curb appeal, maintenance -- there are plenty of factors that ultimately shape your contractor’s plan to give you a final product you were envisioning. Several of these factors revolve around painting trends that are happening within the commercial paint industry. There’s a great deal of innovation…
    Kitchen With Polished Concrete Flooring

    Concrete Flooring for Restaurants

  • While it can be tempting for restaurant owners to choose attractive (maybe even expensive) flooring, there are also health and safety measures to take into consideration. OSHA, the FDA, and even the USDA all have regulations about the type of flooring that’s acceptable for restaurants and commercial kitchens. Because slip-and-fall accidents are especially prevalent in the restaurant industry, floors need to be chosen based on the ability to keep them clean and dry. Surfaces like vinyl and wood are aesthetically…

    Using Commercial Paint to Increase Warehouse Safety

  • Keeping warehouse facilities safe is an ongoing challenge for managers, but few risk mitigation strategies carry the return on investment that safety painting offers. In fact, OSHA has determined that the top warehouse accidents include moving equipment hitting workers, and slip-and-fall incidents.  The right paint not only creates safer pathways, but paint can also increase traction on floors and even improve the psychological well-being of employees. Of course, paint won’t prevent all accidents, but it can alert employees to several…

    The Importance of Photoluminescent Paint Markings

  • It doesn’t matter if your facility is commercial, residential, or part of municipal operations, the building needs a way for visitors to safely enter and exit. This is called an egress plan and includes lighting, markings, signage, barriers, and even crosswalks. There’s also an additional, innovative option to consider: photoluminescent paint. More commonly referred to as glow-in-the-dark paint, photoluminescent material is made of phosphors. These are elements straight from the earth and become charged by exposure to the light. As…

    Refinishing Options for Concrete Floors

  • Refinishing Options for Concrete Floors. Remember what your concrete floors looked like when they were brand new? Have you recently moved into a commercial building in need of rehab? Are you working to make your facility safer and raise its property value? Concrete floor refurbishing is an often-overlooked process that can offer a serious return on investment. Many times, covering the concrete flooring with carpet or hardwood isn’t an option, especially in warehouses, distribution centers, or high-traffic buildings. Refinishing options…

    Painting a Grocery Store

  • Painting a Grocery Store. Like with all commercial painting projects, there’s plenty to consider when it comes to painting the interior of a grocery store. Not only is it an expensive project, but your business may also have to shut down for a few days to get it done the right way. Before you decide if it’s the right move for you, think about these factors. Painting a Grocery Store, Does the Paint Need to be Refreshed? The biggest sign…

    SmithPro Commercial Painting Your Local DI-NOC Certified Installer

  • Why replace your office walls when you can resurface with new architectural finishes? We at SmithPro Commercial Painting are proud to be a certified installer of DI-NOC Architectural Finishes, one of a very few in the St. Louis area. Recently we installed DI-NOC in the lobby of CityPlace Five in Creve Coeur and the owners and tenants are big fans of the results. Developed by 3M, DI-NOC is a self-adhesive film that has the ability to conform to a variety…

    PaintSmiths of Missouri Now SmithPro Commercial Painting

  • PaintSmiths of Missouri is proud to announce that effective immediately, the company will be known as SmithPro Commercial Painting. Michael Smith, President, and Owner, explained that the new name focuses on the professional and commercial capabilities of the business, stating that: “Over the years we have evolved to become the premier commercial painting contractor in the St. Louis Metro area. As we continue to grow, we wanted a name that truly emphasizes our professional commercial painting capabilities. Everything else with…

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