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Commercial Interior Painting in Hadley, MA - Adding Fresh Colors to a Popular Store

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2015

Did you know that we have now painted in every Whole Foods Market location in New England? We think that’s pretty awesome.

And, with that said, we would like to take you on a quick tour of an interior painting project we just wrapped up for (you guessed it) another Whole Foods Market, this time in Hadley, MA.

Before we jump into the products and process, we’d like to set the scene: a large, busy market, but one whose surfaces were calling for fresh paint and fresh color.

Painting an environment like this that almost never stops moving isn’t easy, and requires the kind of scheduling flexibility that a large, experienced painting company like Kaloutas can offer. Under our own supervision, we worked after-hours through the night so that we wouldn’t get in the way of daytime operations. We also completely cleaned up after each work session, allowing the store to be ready for action when morning rolled around again.

Surface Preparation and Interior Painting - What Was Our Process?

Each stage of this project involved a lot of communication and coordination, but we’ll get into that more in a minute (if you just can’t wait, feel free to skip down to the section below).

  • The walls were covered with signs and graphics, so as a first step we carefully removed all of these to get to the surfaces underneath.
  • Surface preparation is a crucial part of a quality painting process, much like making sure all of the body work is complete before you paint a car. In this case, we patched and sanded the walls and soffits, ensuring a smooth, long-lasting finish.
  • Any time there is a radical color change on a wall, using a tinted primer is a good idea. In this case we used a grey primer, creating more complete and efficient coverage with the new wall color.
  • With the surfaces prepared and primed, we painted the walls, soffits, ceilings, doors, frames, and columns.

Unique Circumstances and Special Considerations

Because we moved from department to department within the store, we communicated closely with the different department managers. Keeping the conversation flowing was important for the sake of removing/replacing their products as needed, but there also was another very unique circumstance we had to navigate.

We used a zero-VOC, low-odor interior paint, but one of the store’s staff members has a chemical sensitivity that made even these products a potential issue. Taking her work schedule into consideration, we made sure that we never painted the night before in an area where she would be working in the morning.

As you can see in the photos above, this store is now filled with fresh, bright, energetic colors. What do you think of how they turned out?

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