Commercial Case Study

High-End Manhattan Apartment Complex

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Yorkville Towers of Manhattan Commercial Painting Project

Project: High-end Manhattan apartment complex consisting of 4 buildings needs all doors (over 2300) cleaned, prepared and painted. Over 1200 residents live in this complex so adhering to a strict schedule and minimizing disruption were two key elements.

Process: The CertaPro Crew established parking spots, dumpster access and building access in advance of the project start. Over the course of the project over 2000 “WET PAINT” Signs were posted to visible areas to notify residents of the project in progress.

All doors to be painted were thoroughly cleaned to be free of dirt, dust and grease. All failing paint was scraped off and edges were sanded smooth. Glossy spots were scuff sanded and an alkyd spot primer was applied to any bare spots.

Two finish coats of Benjamin Moore Regal Select, Semi-Gloss were applied to each door with a custom blended Nylon/Polyester roller and brush. This product was selected both for its excellent coverage as well as relatively quick dry time, allowing CertaPro to apply two coats in the same day which created efficiencies in production and minimized disruption to the residents.

CertaPro designated four Saturdays to come back to paint the doors of residents who were not home during initial project phases which took place during the work week.


Prep Work

Prep Work

Updated Door

Updated Door

“I manage a set of buildings consisting of over 1200 Residential Apartments. When the time came to repaint all of the (2300+) doors in our buildings, I knew the upcoming project would present many challenges. Something that set CertaPro apart from other contractors were the several "pre-production" meetings that we had before the project start. CertaPro’s planning outlined how they would work efficiently on each floor while minimizing the disruption to the residents. They established staging areas and even came up with a protocol to work on the elevator doors which are being used 24/7. The project began right on schedule, and their paint crews arrived each day organized, on time and are respectful of the building management and the many residents walking the halls during their working hours. All-in-all they have met and exceeded our expectations on this project and I would happily refer CertaPro Painters to any Facility Manager or Property Manager tasked with a challenging paint project.”

- Diana B.

Diana B.

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