I was asked this week what the biggest difference is between residential repaint and commercial repaint.

The answer is…they’re bigger.

Well not entirely, but for the most part if it’s a stucco building, it’s the size of the structure.

Another difference might be in the roof – most homes have pitched roofs but you’ll see more of the flat with parapet walls on top of commercial structures.

Here’s a good example – see the flat roof and parapet on the Sturm, Ruger building?

Usually you have a few more cracks that need patching on parapet walls – whether commercial like this one or residential like the second picture.