Commercial Case Studies

CertaPro Painters® of Boulder and Longmont have completed many commercial painting projects, everything from apartments and condos to industrial warehouses. We’ve gathered just a few examples of our professional commercial work here as case studies for you to check out. There’s no such thing as an average commercial painting job. Each project is unique and can require a special set of skills from our painters. Take a look at what we’ve done for our satisfied customers, and then give us a call for your next commercial painting project!

Case Study #1

Boulder County Fairgrounds – Exterior

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Description:

  • Full exterior repaint of multiple buildings with corrugated metal siding
  • Very difficult to access 2nd floor of large Exhibit Building
  • Red color siding on 2nd floor, most exposed to sun and had extreme fading/chalking
  • Rusted metal siding and gutters where water exposure caused corrosion

Commercial case study: Fairgrounds exterior after

Result:

  • Aggressive pressure washing and preparation to remove chalky, degraded surface paint
  • Added years of longevity to substrates, reducing cost of maintenance cycle
  • Encapsulated rust areas with specification of Industrial Grade rust-inhibiting primer
  • 80 ft. articulating boom lift utilized to safely access 2nd floor over extended roof
  • Upgraded paint two levels for red siding to provide even better color retention on area most exposed to sun
  • Created production schedule to accommodate multiple trade shows and events in facilities during the project

Case Study #2

Commercial Warehouse – Exterior

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Description:

  • Exterior repaint of commercial distribution warehouse
  • Customer requested adding a bright yellow accent stripe on siding
  • Very chalky siding because it was last painted over 20 years ago
  • Needed a company that would work around and cater to tenant’s daily truck delivery schedule

Commercial case study: Warehouse after image

Result:

  • Completed job ahead of schedule
  • Created production plan around daily delivery/trailer activity – worked Saturdays and Sundays as well
  • For yellow accent stripe, upgraded to highest premium paint and 3-coated substrate for enhanced color retention given yellow’s tendency to fade
  • Crisp, clean lines on accent stripe by using premium tape – a minor detail with big benefits!
  • Utilized 46’ articulating boom lift for safety purposes to paint roofline trim/gutters
  • Accommodated multiple change orders mid-job adding to the scope of work
  • CertaPro has been awarded and has completed multiple additional projects with this customer given their satisfaction with quality, service, and professionalism

Case Study #3

Industrial Gas Flare – Exterior

Description:

  • Recoating exterior surfaces of an industrial gas flare at a waste management campus
  • Significant rust on surface from lack of maintenance coatings
  • Very technical project – requires significant skill and experience to avoid flashing while coating a cylindrical tower over 40’ in height using a paint with sheen

Commercial case study: Gas Flare after image

Result:

  • Completed extensive hand preparation and wire brushing to prepare rusted areas
  • Protective and Marine Grade metal primer used to provide a corrosion resistant barrier coating, followed by Industrial Grade finish coating
  • Heavy application to provide full coverage – converted color from green to off-white
  • No flashing in finish coat despite using higher sheen to provide added protection
  • Utilized 46’ articulating boom lift – properly followed all OSHA safety protocol

Case Study #4

Townhome Complex – Exterior

Townhome painting

Description:

  • 90+ townhomes across 16 buildings, multiple different color schemes
  • Full exterior repaint and requested assistance in color selection
  • Needed to include painting front doors and minor carpentry work

Townhome painting

Result:

  • Worked with HOA management to develop a 2-year production plan to fit annual budgets
  • Completed painting and carpentry ahead of schedule and on budget
  • CertaPro fully managed communication and coordination with individual residents regarding front door painting and access
  • High quality job with daily clean-up completed

Case Study #5

Senior Care Center – Interior

Commercial case study: Senior Care Center interior before

Description:

  • Interior repaint of common areas throughout full facility – walls, ceilings, doors/frames, and trim
  • Difficult production schedule given facility needs
  • A lot of coordination and care required to ensure a safe environment for residents in wheelchairs and with respiratory conditions throughout the project 

  • Significant color changes selected, and converted stained wood trim to painted trim 

Commercial case study: Gas flare exterior after

Result:

  • Worked closely with on-site supervisor to coordinate a production schedule, including completing areas such as dining rooms overnight to accommodate facility schedule needs
  • Two-coated all surfaces with premium grade product for durability to withstand wheelchair scrapes and dings
  • CertaPro fully managed communication and coordination with individual residents regarding front door painting and access
  • The customer added to the scope of work twice during the project as a result of the quality of work already completed
  • All residents now live in a clean facility with a fresh, new look, and the maintenance team has a long-lasting solution to what previously required constant touch-ups

Case Study #6

Apartment Building Complex – Exterior

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Description:

  • Three large 4-story buildings plus several garage/storage out–buildings
  • Full exterior repaint
  • Balcony railings required 3 coats for full coverage going from white to charcoal color
  • Extensive caulking and priming around new window trim, including metal-specific oil-based primer for flashing pieces
  • Very satisfied ownership group – requested subsequent interior work for same buildings

Case Study #7

Senior Living Facility – Interior

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Description:

  • Recoating all interior common areas in 50+ unit senior care center
  • Dramatic color change required two or three coats to all included surfaces
  • Utilized industrial grade primer over wallpaper (below chair rail) – helped keep costs within budget by avoiding wallpaper removal
  • Extreme cleanliness and organization required to paint while occupied, especially for areas such as entry foyer and dining room
  • Completed multiple subsequent projects (flooring, individual units, etc.) given results

Case Study #8

Metal Railings at Commercial Office Complex – Exterior

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Metal Railings at Commercial Office Complex - Exterior BeforeMetal Railings at Commercial Office Complex - Exterior After

Description:

  • Used grinding equipment to remove surface rust
  • Specified high grade two-component industrial urethane product
  • Rust-inhibiting primer plus complete two-coat application for durability
  • Extremely satisfied customer, awarded CertaPro the 8 other exterior staircase projects in the same large complex

Case Study #9

Marriott Hotel – Interior

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Description:

  • Off-hours painting to accommodate hotel needs
  • Significant preparation and plastic protection required to paint ceiling
  • Completed project on schedule and on budget

Case Study #10

Commercial Office Building – Exterior

Commercial Office Building – Exterior BeforeCommercial Office Building – Exterior After

Commercial Office Building – Exterior BeforeCommercial Office Building – Exterior After

Description:

  • Thorough pressure wash, given it was left dormant for 20+ years
  • Conversion from semi-transparent to solid stain – heavy application needed
  • Spray and backroll on stucco given extremely high absorption rate
  • Detailed masking to keep soffits semi-transparent
  • Thorough preparation of degrading wood windows