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

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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Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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