Prepainted metal is used in a variety of office furniture products; including shelving, filing cabinets, desks and storage units. Prepainted metal allows the designer to choose a specific finish for an item and is used when cost-effectiveness is a key issue and high-quality aesthetics are important. Prepainted metal allows for two sides to be painted different colors simultaneously. Thus, allowing a cabinet drawer to be colorful outside, and gray inside; or a shelving unit to have contrasting colors on the internal and external parts.

Commercially, prepainted metal is also used in supermarket shelving, benches, counter-tops, and other point-of-purchase displays. Plus, the number one choice of lighting manufacturers is prepainted material painted with high reflectance white coatings.