Our Company Serving Commercial Customers Nationwide

Since 1996, National Coatings has provided customers premier, professional painting, sandblasting, and industrial coating services, including applying various decorative coatings such as Zolatone, Polymix, Duroplex, and Acrylitex. We also provide wall covering installation from standard vinyl products to wall fabrics and wood veneers. We take pride in our ability to handle challenging projects like waste water treatment facilities, power plants, and petroleum facilities, where a quick turnaround time is critical and necessary. Color Masters Painting merged with National Coatings in 2016, bringing both teams together to serve our customers more effectively nationwide.

Our History

National Coatings has come a long way, merging with Color Masters Painting in 2016. Learn more about our company’s evolution below.

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1996 National Coatings: The Beginning

National Coatings Inc. was founded in June of 1996 by Pat and Jan Burden. Pat Burden had been with Burdco Group, building over 20 years of experience in the painting business. His wife, Jan, had an extensive background as a business manager for several non-profit organizations. When Burdco Group made their painting division available for sale, Pat and Jan decided to combine their painting and business management backgrounds to form the National Coatings.

2003 Color Masters Painting: Humble Beginnings

Color Masters began as a power washing company in 2003. Owner and founder Zeb Hadley started the company by going door-to-door offering power washing services while attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In June of 2003, Zeb began working for general contractors in the Raleigh area. With the expanding housing market, he hired two employees to help him keep up with the ever-increasing workload.

2006 Color Masters Painting: Growing Demand

In March of 2006, Zeb began subcontracting out residential painting jobs for extra income. Within months, the demand for his paint services grew so substantially that he had to hire eight additional employees to take care of the ever-increasing job-load.

2008 Color Masters Painting: Diversification

By 2008, Color Masters Painting was serving hundreds of central NC home-building contractors and residents. When the economy and local housing market began to decline that year, Zeb saw an opportunity to diversify, and he hired a commercial painting estimator to help bring in new types of jobs to remain profitable.

2016 National Coatings: The Merger

Working as sister companies for a number of years, National Coatings and Color Masters Painting mutually decided to merge as one company under the name National Coatings in 2016. With the reputation and capabilities of each company brought together, the team became stronger than ever.

Present National Coatings: Serving Nationwide

With the largest teams in the industry, National Coatings is now able to serve customers nationwide effectively, with office locations strategically placed across a number of states.

Our Mission: Quality, Experience, & Integrity

We promise to provide our valued customers the absolute best in commercial and industrial painting, sandblasting, and industrial coating services, no matter the size or scope of the job. We like a challenge. Through it all, we stick to these core values:


Quality Workmanship
We don’t do things halfway—not our effort, job performance, material selection, or communication. We show up and finish the job promptly, and we leave our work areas cleaner than we found them.

Integrity & Trust
We pride ourselves on being the company that’s forever dependable. We rely on our experience to deliver what we promise on time and on budget, every time. We work on relationships just as much as projects.

Customer Satisfaction
We aren’t happy if you aren’t happy. We strive to maintain an open line of communication throughout the entire process, and our door is always open for comments, questions, or concerns.

Our Associations & Awards

National Coatings is honored by our twenty years of accomplishments. View our associations and awards below

About National Coatings, Inc.

National Coatings is a trusted commercial and industrial painting company serving a broad range of commercial and industrial customers, large and small, throughout the U.S.A. We offer expert painting, wallcovering, industrial coatings, and sandblasting services, plus more. Color Masters Painting merged with National Coatings in 2016.