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 Dead River Properties, owner of the building that the UPS Store in Manchester, NH is located in.

In the late fall of 2013, a property manager from Dead River Properties contacted our office to schedule an estimate for one of their properties in New Hampshire. Dead River Properties, with corporate office in Portland, ME, is the real estate division for Dead River Company, and own and manage commercial properties throughout New England. One of the properties they own and manage is the building at 497 Hooksett Road in Manchester, NH. UPS and Mr. Mac's Restaurant share the building.

As you can see in the picture located to the left, the UPS store was in desperate need of a face lift. The painted stucco was fading and the steel awning was peeling, and it really just needed some attention. Our company provided Dead River Properties with a quote, and in the summer of 2014 we started the project.

To prepare all the various surfaces for fresh paint, all loose and peeling paint was removed. The holes in the surface, as seen in the picture near the UPS Store signage, were repaired, and areas were caulked as necessary. 

Because of the nature of the stucco surface, our painter used a special roller that would allow the paint to penetrate it as he rolled. It took three coats of an exterior latex paint to cover the body, and two coats of the same paint for the trim.

The metal awning was a different story. For it, we used a rust inhibiting metal primer as a based, then applied a coat of an industrial strength paint to finish. You can see the difference between the two pictures.

Due to the size of the building, our painter used our 20' articulating lift to complete this project. It provided easy access to all areas around the building, as well as, saved time and money in completing this project.