Commercial & Industrial Painting – Columbus, OH

Modern Painting & Coatings

Commercial building painted by Modern Painting


We’re seamless with other trades to finish on time, spec, and budget.

Modern Painting worker pressure washing


A preferred painting contractor for ​Owens-Corning, we know safety.

Multi-tenant building that Modern Painting painted


We understand the unique needs of property managers.​

Modern Painting worker sand blasting an industrial pipe


We remove decades of paint with shot, sand, soda, or dry ice.

Modern Painting worker on lift power washing building

Power Washing

Powerful hot/cold pressure washers yield impressively fast results.

Pool that Modern Painting and Coatings has refinished

Pool Painting

We blast, repair, seal & paint so you can teach, swim, and relax.

We work seamlessly with other trades to complete your project on time and on budget.

Jobsites can be chaotic. If you run a business in this competitive market, you know that details matter. As third-generation painting contractors, our reputation is built on it.

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Our precision, our respect for timelines, and our outstanding safety record have sustained us while other painting contractors have sold to conglomerates or folded.


Employing our own team enables quality, procedural, and safety controls.


“I promise your satisfaction” – Jim Lough, Owner



We’re Hazmat certified; corrosion, old coatings, runoff, abated waste and vapors get discarded properly.


We are partners with EPA, OSHA, coating, and equipment developers. We mandate ongoing training.

You’re in good company

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Do you have a question that we didn’t answer? Contact us or read through our blog covering a variety of commercial painting and coating topics.

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What should I look for when hiring a commercial painter?

With every company claiming to be the best, how do you know which one to choose? Unlike researching a new restaurant, B2B reviews are rare. We recommend including the Better Business Bureau to read a business’s credibility and conflict resolution – look for an A+ rating.

But BBB can’t show the whole story – do the workers arrive on time? Do they work well with other trades in the mayhem that job sites present? Do they own equipment for commercial painting jobs; bucket trucks, lifts, and dustless blasting equipment?

Thanks to thousands of Mid-Ohio clients in 35+ years, we are a highly recommended commercial painting company in Columbus and proudly provide references.

Why hire professional commercial painters?

Commercial job sites can present safety hazards, time restrictions, high-reach, and low-reach applications, OSHA & EPA certifications, and toxic disposal and fume expertise.

We use our own fully insured and extensively trained team (not subcontractors) to complete your project on time and on budget.

Is there a best time to paint the exterior of my building?

Since exterior paint requires an ambient temperature of about 50 degrees to produce the best results, spring and summer are ideal for repainting. Please read our article on this topic. Interiors can be painted anytime as long as the interior is climate controlled. Ultra-low-odor paints can add flexibility to the schedule.

A brighter workspace increases safety, and morale, and protects your investment. You already know that. It’s why you are here.

Give us a call. Advice and estimates are at no cost to you.

What are the benefits of repainting?

A fresh paint job can instantly bring new life to your business. It gives your space a fresh feel and makes those important first impressions into lasting ones.

As your business grows and you’re attracting new talent, a comfortable work environment is an added perk. It also has been shown to increase morale and productivity among your employees as well.  Read our article about colors and productivity.

Lastly, fresh paint can increase the value of your building, so why not?

Insight & Ideas

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The Challenges of Choosing a Painting Company for Your Business

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