Pro-Spec Painting, Inc. wins 2013 KILZ® Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) award

(ST. LOUIS – March 2013) Pro-Spec Painting, Inc. of Vineland, NJ, was recognized with a 2013 KILZ® Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2013 Painting & Decorating Expo, March 3-6 in St. Louis. The annual awards program is hosted by PDCA and recognizes the best performances in the coatings application industry by individuals and contracting company members of PDCA.

The KILZ® PIPP Awards are presented for overall project excellence and superior craftsmanship. Awards were distributed in the following categories: Commercial Decorative, Commercial Interior, Commercial Restoration Exterior, Commercial Restoration Interior, Commercial Wallcovering, Industrial Exterior, Industrial Interior, Residential Decorative, Residential Interior, and Community Improvement Awards.

Pro-Spec Painting, Inc. won an award for the Commercial Restoration Exterior category. Details on their Legislative Hall Lead Abatement project project are listed below.

When the Delaware Legislature planned its restoration of Legislative Hall in Dover, a Georgian Revival colonial structure of handmade brick, it was clear that a contractor versed in restoration and repair would be required.

Pro-Spec Painting was proud to be selected to perform the restoration on the exterior of the building. The restoration involved repairing the wood trim, windows and installing new glaze and joint sealants at all of the windows.

With an 80 year old building, work began with the chemical removal of lead paint. Pro-Spec followed all safety precautions while collecting, testing, filtering and disposing of all the hazardous material. Special safety precautions were also necessary while restoring the historic clock tower. Scaffolding and a crane were used to allow the Pro-Spec craftsmen to remove wood rot, mill and fabricate new wood to the exact standards and finish the structure with a full coat of primer and two coats of finish.

“The KILZ® PIPP awards recognize the very best of the best in the painting industry and honors PDCA members by showcasing their stellar work among their peers from across the nation,” said David Ayala, chair PDCA. “I applaud the Pro-Spec Painting, Inc. team on their outstanding performance and excellent craftsmanship.”

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PDCA Press Release
PDCA YouTube Video
PDCA Photo Bucket
APC Magazine, April 2013 issue
Project Name   Legislative Hall Historical Restoration - Lead Abatement
Link to Project Profile    
Project Description   Chemical Stripping, Wood Repair, Painting and Restoration of Legislative Hall
Contract Amount   $360,000 – Prime Contractor
Owner/City State   State of Delaware, Office of Management and Budget – Dover, DE
Architect/City State   Becker Morgan Group – Dover, DE
Construction Manager/City State   n/a