Our reputation is based on the fact that we can tackle large and difficult projects and deliver a quality finish with ample regard to the sensitivities of staff or residents.

Why you should choose CIPS

Issues you should consider are:

  • Refurbishment is an obtrusive process where we physically touch every surface. This is happening on surfaces that are a part of your private space. Do not trust this process to a Company without the necessary systems to manage staff or resident issues.
  • We have documented systems to manage your project and you will receive written communication to help advise staff or residents of “the process” and what is required of both parties to ensure a smooth process.
  • We will perform a formal site inspection at 50% & 90% completion stages to inspect the level of preparation and your satisfaction with the works being performed. This ensures the project is tailored to your needs.
  • If there are any problems that arise, you are dealing with a Company that can offer solutions rather than arguing with a contractor. We also have various levels of management that you can contact if you feel you do not receive an appropriate response.
  • We always offer a final inspection.


Commercial Industrial Painting Services (CIPS) – your painting and Protective Coatings specialists for all industrial applications.


Our name might suggest we are only a painting company, but we also specialise in all areas of building maintenance, including; concrete grinding, non-slip flooring, pressure cleaning, sign writing, line marking, anti graffiti coatings,

Abrasive blasting and soda blasting.


Our services work with your requirements to provide a fully structured maintenance program for your facility, which adds to your appeal,

which in turn will add to your business success and profitability.


What is industrial painting?


Industrial painting contractors use a variety of methods to coat surfaces with paint. Unlike home decorators there are many more ways to lay down a layer of paint than just by applying it by brush or roller. In addition, the surfaces in industrial painting tend to require a lot more thorough preparation.


Preparation is usually the key to proper long lasting paint applications. If the surfaces to be painted have not had paint applied previously, then the process is somewhat easier. If a previous coat exists, then its removal is usually required, and this in itself is a skill that needs an expert touch.


Surfaces can be prepared by using ultra high pressure water jetting. This has both a washing and a blasting effect, which can remove grit and dust as well as any other loose particles. Water jetting leaves a surface cleaner than any of the other methods of preparation. It can be used in all weathers and it has no adverse environmental effects.


Abrasive preparation is also used by industrial painting contractors. This can be dry, wet, or a combination of wet and dry. In this way rust, grit, dust and chemicals can easily be removed to leave a virgin surface ready for the paint application. When sufficient care and attention is taken over the preparation process, the painting process is made easier with a greater likelihood of a successful outcome.


Spray coating is a more common way to apply paints on to a surface, and as such it is extensively used by industrial painting contractors. This method can also deliver resins and sealants effectively under pressure. The inherent messiness associated with this kind of delivery through overspray can be greatly minimised by applying an electrostatic charge to the spray.


Industrial painting contractors have to keep on top of all the latest developments. They need to be versatile and flexible, being able to offer a wide range of preparation processes, as well as a wide range of coating techniques and methods.


Civil Projects


We also specialise in Civil Projects, applying protective coatings (e.g. anti carbonation and anti graffiti) to concrete, steel and timber structures, such as bridges, barriers, railings, noise walls, and the like.


We have been successfully engaged on a number Vic Roads projects, as well as the NSW Department of Transport. Whilst we are based in Melbourne's South East suburbs, our operations extend state-wide, and in NSW.


CIPS has developed an extensive portfolio of small, medium and blue-chip corporate clients, who appreciate our professionalism, quality and competitive pricing.


Some of CIPS accreditations include:

  • Registered member of Master Painters Australia.
  • PCCP (CSIRO) accredited to Class 4.
  • Corporate member of The Australian Corrosion Association 


George Street’s bridge for future generations


The situation


A major undertaking of the Revitalising Central Dandenong project was the construction of the $29 million George Street bridge over the railway lines near Dandenong train station. At 240 metres long and more than six metres tall, the 4000m2 concrete bridge was constructed in the tight space between two major roads, the busy rail line, a bus depot and the Dandenong town centre.


The challenges


Once constructed, the challenge was to meet the exacting government requirements for the protective surface work on the bridge, including:

  • The ability to withstand all weather extremes
  • The grime from heavy vehicle usage and the carbon emissions from trains passing underneath it every day
  • mitigating the damaging carbonation that occurs when concrete is exposed to water, and
  • ensuring that anti-graffiti and anti-carbonation coatings are applied to standard prescribed surface thickness.

Two additional complications were the construction of the bridge in a grid pattern making the traditional roller/brush application techniques ineffective; and its location in a busy precinct making overspray a major concern.


Commercial Industrial Painting Services (CIPS) responds to the challenge


Upon appointment, CIPS consulted extensively with their trusted suppliers to find the coating that would provide the best quality for the best price, and conform to government requirements.


As one of only 56 organisations Australia-wide to have Protective Coating Certification Program (PCCP) accreditation level 3 and 4 from the CSIRO, and a member of the Australasian Corrosion Association, CIPS also has fully qualified staff with both ‘rail track awareness’ and ‘elevated work platforms’ qualifications.


When combined more than 25 years experience in commercial and industrial painting and surface work, and great relationships with suppliers, CIPS understood that the job required specific coatings and a professional exacting application.


CIPS used three staff to get the job done over a three month period. This meant two painters would apply the coating using a spraying technique while a third person, the spotter, would monitor changing weather and wind patterns to avoid overspray which may cause damage to nearby property. Choosing the right days and times to work was a critical component to finishing the job to the highest aesthetic and practical levels and staying on-budget.


The outcome


The bridge was completed in August 2010 and will not need further work for a minimum of 15 years. It is free from runs and colour variations or gloss variations and from all angles it has a consistent surface shine.



Anti Carbonation Coatings


CIPS recent successes have helped tailor a coatings program to suit concrete structures, mainly for the prevention of carbonation, but also for anti graffiti protection and aesthetic appearance.


This has seen CIPS complete numerous bridge projects, such as; the Melbourne to Sydney rail realignment, Wodonga, the Leakes Rd Overpass, Rockbank, the George St Overpass, Dandenong


They’re talking about Commercial Industrial Painting Services


“We selected Commercial Industrial Painting Services because their tender was within our budget and because of their willingness to work within the site constraints that we had. I’m glad we went with Commercial Industrial Painting Services because they made the job easy for me. As the project manager I have many areas to oversee and working with Commercial Industrial Painting Services was made easy because nothing was too hard for them. Every task was completed without a fuss and it was also well executed. They offer a good value for money services; they’re easy to get on with, responsive, helpful and professional. Commercial Industrial Painting Services help make a difference to our bottom line because things are done on time and they worked with us flexibly to ensure our project conditions and requirements were met.”


Ivan Fratric, Project Manager, Cut and Fill,

Abbotsford, VIC, 3067


Why Choose Soda Blasting?


Soda blasting is a blasting method to remove paint, oil and other contaminants from hard to clean surfaces. Although soda blasting is similar to sandblasting, in that the blast media (in this case sodium bicarbonate or baking soda) is delivered via compressed air, soda blasting has many advantages over sandblasting.


Gentler than sandblasting


Sand is a hard and dense blasting material. It leaves glass and metal pitted and can tear rubber, plastic and other soft surfaces. Sodium bicarbonate, on the other hand, is a friable material. That means when it hits the surface being cleaned, instead of powering straight through the outer layer to the substrate beneath and damaging that, the soda crystals shatter, delivering its cleaning energy across a wider surface without penetrating the underlying structure. It’s even gentle enough to clean fibreglass and wood surfaces, and there’s no need to re-profile steel after soda blasting.


Easier clean up


Because soda blast media is water soluble it’s easier to remove leaving no residue. That makes it ideal for stripping paint of walls, degreasing engines, and cleaning in public places. Because the soda is washed away and not recycled and reused, it contains no contaminants, so you’re not inadvertently introducing grease and grime to your blasted surface. And because the soda crystals coat oil and grease causing them to slide off the surface rather than dissolving them, there is no need to pre-clean the surface.


Environmentally friendly


In non-hazardous applications, the residue can be filtered and flushed into drains where, unlike many cleaning materials, it actually benefits the sewers by neutralizing other chemicals. Solid waste finding its way into landfill sites is reduced to around 5 percent of sandblasting and other blasting media.


Protects rather than damages metal surfaces


Where some blasting media will clog surfaces making it harder to detect cracks, and if not properly rinsed after cleaning can cause engine damage, bicarbonate of soda, because it’s an alkali, prevents ferrous metals oxidising and rusting, and cleans into cracks, making them more visible.


Although soda blasting is an environmentally friendly process, the soda blasting system includes high pressure containers. As such, it’s always better to hire a professional who will be able to arrange any permits required for waste removal and who knows how to handle the equipment.


Commercial Industrial Painting Services can remove mould and mildew, paint and powder coatings, bitumen, glue, varnish, lacquers, fats, oil, grease and even baked on carbon from boats and cars, planes and trains, glass, most metal surfaces including chrome and copper, fibreglass and even timber.  Ask us for professional advice today.


Line marking


Commercial Industrial Painting Services (CIPS) has been a part of the painting and maintenance services industry for more than two decades. CIPS has professionally serviced clients ranging from small business, education, government and blue-chip corporate clients.


CIPS’s extensive experience in the industry also means they have access to the latest coatings technology, technical information, case histories and test results.


This continually benefits the client by providing efficient and effective project delivery on site, and in the office.


One aspect of CIPS’s Service is;


Traffic Management Plans


A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is vital for ensuring the safety of staff and visitors. In providing a safe work place employers must separate pedestrian traffic from machinery, forklifts, trucks & other vehicles.


The central elements of a good TMP are identification of:

  • No-go or exclusion zones.
  • Pedestrian walkways & crossings.
  • Shared zones.
  • Dedicated parking areas.
  • Dedicated storage areas

CIPS can assist in designing and installing your TMP and will help you select the best methods, such as;

  • Line marking.
  • Epoxy coatings.
  • Non Slip treatments.
  • Signage.
  • Colour coding.


Please contact Commercial Industrial Painting Services for further information.


They're talking about Commercial Industrial Painting Services


"Commercial Industrial Painting Services really did a great job at our manufacturing site. Over numerous visits they helped us design our Traffic Management Plan focusing on practical and cost effective solutions. CIPS installed all the line marking & signage around our operations. The finished product has resulted in clear separation of pedestrians & vehicles. I have no problem referring Commercial Industrial Painting Services to other manufacturing or warehousing sites".

Human Resources Manager - Oceania


Fresh Start Bakeries know the value of the CIPS SmartPainttm program


"We view CIPS as part of our team…"


When building their new industrial bakery at Dandenong South in Victoria, Fresh start Bakeries General Manager Laurence Halvy immediately turned to Commercial Industrial Painting Services (CIPS).


"Painting and maintenance of the plant is crucial to ensure our environmental and food safety compliance so we needed to ensure these needs and our own high standards are met without question," Laurence said. 

"We have regular audits from different official bodies and we are able to cover off all the painting requirements with CIPS.  The CIPS SmartPaint™ program helps us meet our environmental and food safety compliance standards."


"The bakery is five years old but still looks new.  Every year the SmartPaint™ program ensures it keeps looking good - fresh and clean - which is the way we are as a business and the way we want our buildings to be.   It complements everything else at the bakery."


Laurence said CIPS team work well with Fresh Start and understand the timing constraints to get the job done.

"We have 130 people on site and it’s important to all of us to work in a pleasant and clean environment," he said.

"We view CIPS as part of our environmental team which is important to our business."

CIPS is proud to continue our partnership with Fresh Start Bakeries, signing a new seven-year contract in 2010.


CIPS cares about older people and properties

"CIPS carry out work in our aged care facilities and this is a tough market to please."

For more than six years, Monash City Council’s Major Buildings Coordinator, Jeffery Blight has been contracting work to Commercial Industrial Painting Services (CIPS).


Some of the work is straightforward painting and maintenance work, but when the jobs require sensitivity and something out of the ordinary he talks to CIPS.

"We have contracted CIPS to carry out work in our aged care facilities and this is a tough market to please," Jeffery said.


"CIPS are non-intrusive, considerate of residents and there are no delays. We've never had a complaint about CIPS and that’s a big plus for us."


"I appreciate the fact that they provide solutions to any problems that we may encounter rather than asking for a resolution," he said.

In addition to one-off jobs, CIPS also carry out ongoing maintenance for Monash City Council.

"One of the stand-out features of CIPS is their quality assurance (QA) system and that’s very important in maintenance management," Jeffery said.


"Their QA system means that their delivery is totally consistent in terms of services, products and performance."