Every Thursday, we take a moment to look back and share with you some of the projects, large or small, that we have completed in recent years. We call it our #ThrowbackThursday. This particular exterior project was for Reliable Equipment at their new location in Dover, NH.
Reliable Equipment is a local independently owned construction equipment rental company with their main location in Manchester, NH. In 2013, the owner of Reliable contacted our company to provide them with an estimate for an interior project. Reliable was in the process of expanding their rental company to the Dover, NH area and had acquired a building on Mast Road in Dover.
This particular project was unique. Not your standard interior project. It was an empty cement building that was in pretty rough shape. Most of the walls inside were stained or appeared to have smoke damage. The building had been previously used as a garage for a construction company to repair The ceiling had bar joists that were rusted and in dire need of attention. In order for us to get the walls to a point where they were ready for paint, we needed to stain kill areas to prevent any bleed through. We also applied a coat of a product called "block fill" to the bare concrete walls. Block Fill is a product used to latex primer that absorbs into the pores and provides a smooth surface. Once the walls were prepped and ready, we applied two coats of a satin gloss latex paint - light gray on the top half of the walls and a dark gray to the lower half.
For the ceilings, the process required us to apply one coat of a rust inhibiting primer, followed by one coat of a product called "Dry Fall." Dry Fall is a product when sprayed on a ceiling dries rapidly before it has a chance to settle on equipment or even floors. In order to reach the ceiling to complete this process, we were able to use our 20' scissor lift to reach the bar joists and ceilings.
In the end, the building looks much better and was ready for the next phase in it's renovation. Here are some before and after pictures from this project. What a transformation.