When it comes to commercial and industrial environments, painting the walls are much less about aesthetic appeal and more about cost effectiveness and longevity. Typically, these types of coatings are thicker, have better coverage and only require one coat. This is the case with coatings such as Watco industrial wall coating, which is fast drying, easy to apply and can even be sprayed on. This paint also is a high-build, no-drip paint so will go on smooth.
Even though these coatings may only need one coat they offer excellent hiding power and can be used on walls and ceilings. Using standard paint in these types of environments will be much higher maintenance and mean that you have to repaint every couple of years. That is why the tougher industrial wall coatings can be a better choice, even though it may have a higher up-front cost.
Industrial wall coatings such as Watco offer longer protection for commercial or industrial properties, so that you have to repaint less often and therefore save money.