Maritime Program Group, owners of the brick building that the ever popular Bridge Street Cafe is located in, recently awarded Cornerstone Painting Contractors, Inc. with the interior painting of their offices on the second floor. 

After locating our company on a web search and reviewing our website and services, Maritime decided to contact our company to set up an appointment for a site visit. The next day our estimator met with a representative from Maritime to review the scope of the project.

Maritime had purchased this building back in the mid 90's and had occupied a suite on the second floor. As the current tenants moved out, Maritime expanded their offices into the vacant space as it became available. As a result, there were varying colors and carpet schemes throughout the space, and had decided to update their look and feel, and make it look consistent throughout.

After meeting with several painting contractors from the area, Maritime decided to award the project to Cornerstone because of our quick response, professionalism, and flexibility. Because their space was occupied during normal working hours, Cornerstone was able to coordinate with the owners to do off hours work, so as to not interrupt their day to day operations.

Working in occupied spaces is very familiar to Cornerstone. We are able to break down the space as needed each night and put it back together at the end of the shift. When the office staff of Maritime return to work in the morning, the only thing they notice is a different color on the walls.

The scope of the work consisted of removing the existing cove base, which allowed us to paint closer to the bottom of the wall, in the event that there was a height different with the new cove base after it was installed. Doors and frames were previously painted with an oil based paint, but Cornerstone was able to use a new oil modified water based paint called Advanced, which we used for the doors and frames. This particular product has similar characteristics as oil, but without the high odor of oil, as well as a quicker dry time. The walls were patched and painted with two coats of satin gloss latex paint, which leaves a nice low sheen finish, as well as allows for wash ability.

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