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Commercial Painters

20
Feb
2018

Commercial Painting in Toronto: To blend in or to stand out?

Commercial painting has some difficult challenges that are a bit different than residential painting. It can be used to highlight brand colours or identity, and it can be designed to be a backdrop for other things. Sometimes clients will want the colour to blend in, and sometimes they want it to be a bold focus, […]

18
Dec
2017

Commercial Painting for Functional Walls in Toronto Startup Offices

Toronto is home to a growing number of startups and co-working spaces. These offices tend to borrow elements of design and style from the casual and functional office spaces of Silicon Valley tech firms, including the use of colour to affect the mood and tone of the workplace to functional walls. Using either chalkboard or […]

11
Oct
2017

How Toronto’s Commercial Painters Can Affect Workplace Mood and Productivity

While many people think of commercial paint colours as varying shades of grey and taupe, Toronto workplaces are recognizing the power of paint to set the mood for their workplace. With that, commercial painters in Toronto have their work cut out for them. If you’ve ever spent time in an office that had drab coloured […]

27
Mar
2017

Impressive Long-Term Growth in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Should Positively Affect Commercial Painters

It’s definitely a good time to count yourself among the ranks of trained, unionized residential and commercial painters in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). A recent BuildForce report emphasizes that the GTA is one of the country’s sectors that’s expected to experience steady growth among industrial companies and manufacturers until at least 2020. This is […]

20
Mar
2017

Impending Retirements Push Need for Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters, Glaziers

Opportunity knocks in many different ways, especially for those in the skilled trades fields. That’s why we have to keep our eyes and ears open to newsworthy items like recent construction stats. By all accounts, the data shows a fascinating trend that will positively affect anyone who wants to get into commercial painting, glazing or […]

27
Feb
2017

How Asbestos Removal in Ontario Works

By now, most property owners in Ontario know that having asbestos on site is dangerous. Asbestos, a once popular material, fell out of favor when its link to cancers and respiratory problems came to the public’s attention. Yet many people wonder how the process of asbestos removal works. The IUPAT is serious about helping you […]

24
Nov
2016

Why Asbestos Removal in Ontario Is Still Necessary

You might be surprised to learn that asbestos removal is still a popular, and needed, concern in Ontario. Many people assume that all the asbestos in buildings was removed a long time ago. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

17
Nov
2016

Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters Play Important Part in Property Facelifts

Buildings, like every other type of structure, can fall into disrepair or at least become dated-looking. Not only does this ruin their perceived appearance, but it can negatively affect property values of the neighbourhood. In order to bring older business properties into the modern era, Toronto and Ontario’s commercial painters are frequently asked to step in and offer their expertise.

10
Nov
2016

All Glazier Jobs Deserve the Work of Trained Professionals

If you’re not familiar with the job of our country’s unionized glaziers, take a moment and look up… or out. Glaziers work with glass in all capacities, from the windows that allow you to see breathtaking views of Toronto, to the glass partitions that divide sections of your workplace in ways that are creative and attractive. For these reasons, it’s essential that all glazier jobs are handled by trained professionals.

10
Oct
2016

7 Drywall Finishers’ Job Secrets You Didn’t Know

Drywall is one of the most common types of construction material, and it’s probably surrounding you right now if you’re living in a modern or remodeled home or office building.