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When it comes to professional painting services, the difference between commercial and residential projects can be vast. Understanding what sets each one apart is essential for anyone looking to hire a commercial painting company. We only offer commercial services, and our team at AW Painting & General Contractors is well-versed in the differences between commercial and residential painting services. Here are just a few aspects that set us apart – and why it’s essential to work with commercial painting experts (and not residential painters) when you’re remodeling your business.

Scale of Work

Some homes are certainly larger than others, but most residential painting jobs are still relatively small in scope. Commercial projects, on the other hand, often require a much larger scale of work. Businesses can have multiple stories; many rooms or hallways could need to be painted with intricate designs and special finishes; and outdoor spaces may require special treatments too. It takes much more time, resources, and personnel to complete a commercial project than it does a residential one. That’s why you should always choose a professional commercial painting contractor with experience in commercial projects when tackling large-scale work.

Safety Regulations & Standards

Even when working with professionals, residential painting jobs may have different safety regulations and standards than commercial work. Residential jobs may require basic safety protocols, such as having proper ventilation or wearing a face mask. Commercial painting jobs, however, often require additional measures to guarantee the safety of workers and customers alike. Examples include anti-slip floor treatments; fire-retardant finishes; paint that’s compliant with VOC standards; and more.

Employees & Customers

A business or other commercial facility has a lot of people coming in and out throughout the day. That’s why it’s important to make sure all painting jobs are completed in a safe and efficient manner so customers don’t have to worry about any potential hazards from paint fumes or hazardous materials. Our commercial painting contractors have years of experience working around customers and employees, and we know how to keep everyone safe. We can also work around a business or commercial facility’s operating schedule, so our services don’t disrupt the normal routine or get in the way of productivity.

Insurance & Licensing

It’s important to make sure any painting contractor you hire has the appropriate licensing and insurance for their job. Generally, both residential and commercial projects require a business license, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance. However, commercial jobs may often require additional specialized permits or coverage, depending on the type of work being done and the customer’s specific needs. AW Painting & General Contractors always have the necessary licenses and insurance to do commercial work.

Contact Our Commercial Painting Contractors Today

At AW Painting & General Contractors, we understand the difference between commercial and residential painting. Because we only offer commercial painting services, you can trust us to get the job done right. Our experienced crew has worked on projects of all sizes, from small strip mall renovations to large office buildings. Get in touch with our commercial painting contractors today to get an estimate.


Chris W.

“AW painting is an extremely professional and reliable business. Their workers are dependable and very accommodating to our needs and requirements. Their office staff is second to none. They are constantly going above and beyond to do everything in their power to fill my painting needs. I am the Maintenance supervisor of a high rise apartment building, and have dealt with many different painting contractors, but AW has definitely earned the largest bulk of my business. I would recommend them to anyone looking for work to be done on their property.”

Clients We Proudly Serve in Philadelphia, Suburbs & Surrounding Areas

Reasons to choose us

Free Estimates

No matter how big or how small your project is, we will provide you with a competitive quote and still offer the best service in the area.

40 Years Experience

Our experience has made us an industry leader. We specialize in what we do which means we have the knowledge to get the job right the first time, every time.

Direct & Personal Attention

We work with operations and property managers alike and provide one-on-one communication so your project is completed on-time.

We Work With Insurances

If your property was damaged due to fire, flood or natural disaster our team works with insurance companies to restore your property to it’s original condition.

Fully Insured & Certified

We follow all regulations and certifications needed by city and state to give our customers peace of mind when working on your business.

Large Crews Available

For larger projects, we have multiple crews available to get the job done on time so you can back to running your business without the worries of downtime.