Ecopainting is located in the North East part of Scarborough, called Malvern. We recently purchased our own commercial condo in an up and coming industrial part of the city. Being only a short drive north of the 401 on Morningside Avenue, our company premises have become a busy hub for our painters and crews. We paint throughout the GTA but it’s always convenient when the job sites are in close proximity.
Scarborough used to have a strong industrial presence when companies such as General Motors and GE among others, represented its manufacturing base. Due to the de-industrialization of the economy, the manufacturing sector experienced a net loss of 1,758 jobs between 2002 and 2012. In contrast, the retail and service sectors together experienced a growth of over 3,000 jobs.
Commercial Services in Scarborough by Ecopainting
Being a commercial painting contractor in Scarborough has its advantages. Ecopainting regularly gets the opportunity to work with local clients who are either major employers in the area or established corporate citizens. Our professional Scarborough painters have painted:
- Commercial and industrial plants such as G&K Services
- Office Space and buildings
- Food processing facilities
- Health institutions like Bellwood Health Services
- Outpatient health facilities for the Rouge Valley Health System
- Retail establishments in the Scarborough Town Centre
- Condominium and apartment buildings
- Schools and educational facilities
- Public Transit Stations, such as the Go Transit Stations
Commercial customers have specific expectations from a Painting contractor. Most importantly, they would like the least disruption to their production processes. Retailers like contractors to be considerate of their customers. In care facilities, the number one priority is the comfort of patients and residents.
Ecopainting has a working understanding of these distinct requirements and works closely with facility managers to make their projects as hassle-free as possible.
Two Commercial Painting Projects in Scarborough (one is retail and the other industrial)
Lululemon Store (Scarborough Town Centre). This was one of their busiest locations and being in a mall it stayed open late. To avoid interference with their retail operations, all painting was to take place after closing time. A big and experienced crew was assigned to work overnight. We did all prep work and repairs immediately so they could dry quickly. The specialty primers had one hour dry and recoat properties. The customer specified the colours and they were bright and vibrant. Bright colours often require the application of multiple coats to achieve 100% hiding of the previous colour. To reduce the number of needed coats, we decided to use high quality fast drying paints. Specifically the product line was Benjamin Moore’s Aura. Aura dries very fast and allows for possible recoating in one hour. This paint also happens to be one of the most durable in the market. It employees Benjamin Moore’s proprietary Colour Lock technology and allows for years of durability and colour retention.
The other problem we wanted to avoid was the offensive smell that most paints emit. The store opens every morning and freshly painted walls come with the expected paint smell. Not this time, Aura paint came to the rescue again. This revolutionary product has low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and uses waterbourne colourants. Despite the strong colours like orange and purple, the smell of paint in the morning was minimal. We painted at this facility twice within a year, and both times we completed the work in one night which makes them happy and also it didn’t impact even a little on their business.
Durapaint Industries. This company is located in the north east, industrial part of Scarborough. Durapaint is a supplier of pre-coated metal parts and equipment for the building industry. They have a large 60,000 square feet modern facility. Inside their premises they have an enormous spray facility. The painting “assembly line” is 35,000 square feet in size and utilizes some of the most modern ventilation technologies. When they were building it, they engaged the services of the Ecopainting crews to paint some of the structural parts. These were very tall metal structures and we used aerial lift equipment to reach them. This time we used coatings from Devoe’s industrial paints. Later, we went back to paint some of their metal exterior structures including their state of the art paint filtering system.
According to Statistics Canada 2011, Scarborough has a population of 625,698. That is larger than the city of Halifax, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, or the combined areas of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.
Ecopainting is experiencing growth throughout the GTA. As a Scarborough based company, we are here to help, please call 416 733-7767 to know more about our painting services.