River Towers Condominiums - Minneapolis
Prep and Painting: Floors 18 and 23
Greetings residents of River Towers in Minneapolis and welcome to your project blog!
We are back onsite!
Friday, February 15th: Good morning and TGIF!
We've made it to the weekend! After another week of snow and cold - and the good news is the weekend looks to be pretty mild and only light snow, phew!
All 'foodies' tune in - we have a week's worth of great food at discounted prices at many of the Twin Cities best and most popular restaurants - it's Restaurant Week! Check out the list for availability and reservations for prix fixe menus from 2/17- 2/22!
The crew is completing some touch ups and cleaning on 23 and they are completing the door staining touch ups on 18. They should be wrapped by the end of the day and will have some final touch ups remaining. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 14th: Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!
We just couldn't resist a good Valentine pun!
The crew is getting the 2nd coat of paint applied to the walls on the 18th floor and will be applying the 1st coat on the 23rd floor. They'll be back onsite tomorrow to complete the walls on the 23rd and then complete the stain touch ups a well. Thanks!
Painting the residence door alcoves.
Cutting into the edges of the elevator doors.
Wednesday, February 13th: Good morning River Towers!
It looks like we're in the clear for the next few days regarding more snow accumulation - phew!
The crew working on the 18th floor has completed majority of their wall repairs and is now prepping and spraying the ceiling. The crew working on the 23rd floor is finishing their wall repairs and applying the primer to the walls. We are anticipating to wrap up tomorrow, aside from any remaining touch ups.
Spotlights are on to show any imperfections and wall repairs still needed.
Primer is going up on the 23rd floor.
Priming around wall items.
The ceiling on the 18th floor gets a fresh coat of paint.
Monday, February 11th: Good morning residents of River Towers!
It's seems Mother Nature has his the 'repeat' button as we head into another week of snow! And there's more on the way. Stay safe everyone!
Keep those shovels at an arm's length!
The crew at River Towers is continuing on the 18th and 23rd floors. They're continuing to prep on the 18th floor with sanding and patching the walls and and they are beginning to prime the walls on the 23rd floor.
Prep is underway on the 18th floor - sanding and smoothing the wall.
Patching and smoothing the walls on the 18th floor.
The primer is going up on the 23rd floor.
Friday, February 8th: Hello and TGIF!
We've made it to Friday after a wild week of ice, snow, and now cold temperatures! Not sure how many Jimmy Fallon fans we have, but recently Kim Kardashian was on his show and she and Jimmy took turns guessing objects inside 'mystery boxes' using only their hands. Check it out- we got a pretty great laugh and hope you will too!
Mystery Boxes on Jimmy Fallon
The crews are continuing to work on wallpaper and glue removal as well as wall prep. They'll then begin priming the walls before painting and working on the ceilings.
Plastic and tape to cover the floors.
Spraying the walls with solution to remove the glue.
Wall prep on 18.
Thursday, February 7th: Good afternoon!
The crew is back in action with a seemless transition to the 18th and 23rd floors. We'll have crew working simultaneously on both floors. Today on both floors, the crews are beginning their prep work - covering areas with paper, plastic, and tape and then beginning to remove the wallpaper and carpet base. Once areas are prepped they'll begin with the alcoves and ceilings and then move to walls.
Cost effective measures onsite as the crew uses the sheets of old wallpaper to cover the carpet.
Alfredo pulls the carpet base.
Carpet base is removed and rolled in advance of prep and painting.
Removing wallpaper in the hallways.
Wednesday, February 6th: Hello and good afternoon!
The crew has wrapped on the 12th floor and will continue to make their touch ups. We'll then be moving onto the 18th and 23rd floors tomorrow. Thanks!
Tuesday, February 5th: Good morning!
We hope you've all made your morning commutes safely- it's still a bit icy and the snow has started to fall. Be careful out there!
The Patriots have done it again. It's the 6th Super Bowl win for the infamous duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. And if the actual football game isn't your thing, here's link to rewatch some of the 'best' commercials from that night. You can decide for yourself!
The crew on the 12th floor is continuing their prep and painting. They are completing some touch up work today and will either wrap up bu days end or tomorrow. Thanks!
Cutting in at the ceiling line for that crisp finish.
Painting the 2nd coat on the accent alcoves.
Completed some wall prep in between coats of paint.
Friday, February 1st: Hello and TGIF!
Is it crazy to say that since we're already into February, and maybe it seems there is some light at the end of this (winter) tunnel.
The crew is busy at work on the 12th floor with prep work and beginning to prime and paint the walls. They are spraying the ceiing and will begin painting the alcove accent walls. On Monday they'll begin painting the walls.
We hope you all have a great weekend!
Rolling on the River (Towers).
Continuing the prep on the elevator door and frame.
Rolling it on!
Wednesday, January 30th: Good morning from River Towers!
Though it's arctic cold outside, the crew carries on inside on the 12th floor! We're thankful for reliable heat and also reliable crews!
We are prepping and covering areas with paper, tape, and plastic as well as removing the wallpaper on the 12th floor.
All project begin the same... lots of prep!
Patching, filling, and smoothing the canvas... or wall rather!
Alfredo sprays the walls with a soluction to aid in wallpaper removal.
Thursday, January 24th: Greetings residents of River Towers!
Today the 7th floor crew is cruisng with their sanding and finishing of the hallway and the 9th floor crew
Progress update onsite with Isaac at River Towers.
Tuesday, January 22nd: Hello residents of River Towers!
Floridians have got to learn a few tricks of the (winter) trade from us Minnesotans!
The crews have more or less wrapped on the 7th and 9th floors. The 7th floor crew is completing the prep and painting on a few remaining areas and the 9th floor crew will need to complete a few touch ups pertaining to the door finish.
We'll keep everyone posted as to scheduling of future floors. Thanks!
Monday, January 21st: Good afternoon!
We hope you all had a great weekend and stayed warm! Unfortunately, I think we'll need to keep those hats, mittens, and scarves at an arm's length for the rest of this week!
With record low temperatures, Hockey Day MN embraced the true spirit of the 'Bold North' and played games through the weekend. And the exciting news is that Minneapolis will be hosting the 2020 Hockey Day MN!
The crew on the 9th floor is taking care of some remaining wall touch ups and door stain touch ups. They'll be finishing their clean up as well and be on their way at the end of the day. We'll update the status of the 7th floor as the crew lets us know. Thanks!
Alfredo touches up the stain on one of the residence doors.
Touch ups are in progress on the 9th floor.
Friday, January 18th: TGIF everyone!
Work continues at River Towers as the crew turns the corner now that the wallpaper has been removed. Priming is just getting underway on the 9th floor, and in order to yield the best outcome and neutralize any adverse effect the wallpaper residue may have on the on the finish coats, we are priming with a Sherwin Williams primer, specifically engineered for spaces like common area hallways where bleed through/chemical reactions can be neutralized while also limiting odors. While there will be some noticeable odor resulting from the work being completed, as a contractor that has completed hundreds of these projects, we understand the necessity of finding the right balance of ensuring a great finish while taking the necessary and practical steps to minimizing the disruption to your daily lives. Thanks for your cooperation!
We also want to take a moment to extend a huge “thank you” to one Maxwel Brown for his fearless traffic direction as the seemingly nonstop wave of contractors descend upon River Towers!
We'll be awaiting Youtube's '2019 Top Dancing Cops' video compilation.
Prep work on the walls between coats of paint to get that smooth finish.
Mid-prime, Hermes give a wave! Happy Friday!
Thursday, January 17th: Good afternoon!
Buckle up MN... we're getting into the deep freeze!
The crews on the 7th and 9th floors are continuing to prep and patch the walls and the 9th floor crew is beginning to prime some areas as well.
Saul makes his way down the wallway - patching and smoothing the walls.
Priming is in progress on the 9th floor.
Alex patches a section of the wall.
Wednesday, January 16th: Hello River Towers residents!
The crews are off and running at River Towers in the B Tower. They'll be covering areas with paper and taping off edges as well as removing the wallpaper and prepping the walls.
Meet one of your crews: Elmer, Samuel, Alfredo, and Antonio (left to right).
Prepping and covering areas prior to removing wallpaper and and prepping the walls.
1, 2, 3, we're peeling off the wallpaper. Note- it's not always that easy!
Tuesday, January 15th: Good morning!
It's a new year and we are back onsite at River Towers to continue prepping and painting in your hallways. Up next are floors 7 and 9 in the B Building. We'll have two crews, one on each floor and they'll be following the same sequence as the test hallway- wallpaper removal and wall prep, prime and paint ceilings, prime and paint walls, and then prime and paint door frames.
Please be mindful as we get going that there will be some airborn dust as we are removing the wallpaper in the hallways. Any time we perform a wallpaper removal project, extensive wall prep is required. We’ll do our best to limit this, but just wanted to let you know it comes with the territory of projects of this nature. We also ask you to exercise caution when in the hallway as there will be wet paint. Thanks!
Thursday, December 20th: Good morning residents of River Towers!
The holiday clock is ticking and Christmas is right around the corner. Our team will be back onsite to day to touch upd the residence alcove areas on the 3rd floor of the B building. If you're a resident on this floor, we hope you're enjoying the brightness the lighter colored paint is bringing to the space. As we understand it, you'll be getting new carpet in the early part of 2019 and we are ready to complete the rest of the B Building in the new year as well!
We hope you have a great rest of the year and we hope to see you soon in the new year!
Wednesday, December 12th: Good afternoon!
And just like that the crew has completed this section of hallway. Today they finished up their painting of the walls and door frames and have also completed a thorough clean up. It has been our pleasure working for you and we hope to see you soon!
Have a great rest of the week!
Alfredo touches up around the elevator door frames.
The shop-vac and no clean up match!
She's a beaut!
Tuesday, December 11th: Good afternoon residents of River Towers!
The crew is continuing with their prep of the walls and ceilings today. Once prepped, they'll begin to prime the walls, ceiling, and door frames. Then, depending on the time they may start to apply the top coat today as well.
Sanding and smoothing the walls.
Removing the dust with a good, old fashioned broom.
Monday, December 10th: Hello and good afternoon!
The crew is onsite and your project is underway! Every project begins with thorough and proper prep. We are starting with removing the wallpaper. The crew is scraping, sanding, and smoothing the wall surfaces to ready them for painting.
They've completed the wallpaper removal, sanding, and patching of the walls. They'll begin priming the ceiling and walls tomorrow and potentially applying the top coat too. Thanks!
Smoothing out the surface.
Antonio scrapes a section of the hallway wall.
Tape, paper, and plastic = prep, prep, and more prep.
Thursday, December 6th:
Project Beginning on Monday, 12/10
Hello and welcome to your project blog! We'll be getting your project started on Monday, December 10th. We'll be completing the prep and painting on a designated hallway of your building with applying samples to get an idea of colors and schemes to see how your community likes it.
We are projecting the project to take about a week to complete. Please be mindful as we get going that there will be some airborn dust as we are removing the wallpaper in the hallways. Any time we perform a wallpaper removal project, extensive wall prep is required and in the video, there are some images of what you can expect the workspace to be like while work is being performed. We’ll do our best to limit this, but just wanted to let you know it comes with the territory of projects of this nature. We also ask you to exercise caution when in the hallway as there will be wet paint. Thanks!
You can follow the progress of the project here on the blog as we'll post daily updates of progress and well and some pictures!
Thanks so much for having us and we are looking forward to getting started on Monday.