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7-Eleven New Concept Store

7-Eleven New Concept Store

7-Eleven New Concept Store

commercial vinyl wallcovering installation at a 7-eleven store

JOB DATE: DEC. 2020


INTRODUCTION:

We received a call from the primary contractor that their current wallpaper installer quit on them and they needed to open the store within 2 weeks. This store is part of re-branding process involving larger 7-Eleven stores with many more product offerings and sections. 


PROJECT CHALLENGES:

  • Very tight schedule given a very short notice.
  • Very tedious process of putting up lettering (letter per letter) to name the different store sections.
  • Work around/with many other construction trades being performed. Some generating dust and dirt. Requiring sealing areas and tedious plastic coverings with blue tapes to protect the wallpaper. 
  • Perform an extra robust wallpaper installation to handle the wear and tear in a high traffic store.


THE SHOTCOUNT MAGIC TOUCH:

  • Redirected our company resources to meet the grand opening deadline.
  • Used laser technology to precisely place letters to form 'straight' looking words.
  • First we sealed off the wallpaper areas with plastic 'tents'. And for added protection. The walls themselves were sealed off. Providing double protection against dirt and debris damage.
  • Used the most potent Roman brand wallpaper paste for commercial use.
  • Installed corner protectors on wallpaper corners to protect paper from wearing out.
  • The weather was very cold during installation. Which causes the wallpaper paste to freeze before it dries. We put our heaters to work to ensure proper adhesion.


Client:

7-Eleven

504 K St. NW

Washington DC. 20001

Marriott Courtyard

7-Eleven New Concept Store

7-Eleven New Concept Store

Commercial vinyl wallcovering installation at the Marriott Courtyard hotel

 JOB DATE: FEB. 2020

INTRODUCTION:

The Marriott Courtyard project involved changing the wallcovering in their hotel guest rooms. All 15 floors.


PROJECT CHALLENGES:

  • Work had to be performed very discreetly and quietly as to not disturb the hotel guests.
  • The wallpapered rooms had to be delivered in small batches to accommodate guest demand for those rooms. Ensuring that the hotel continues to serve guests without a shortage of rooms.
  • All the rooms' furniture had to stay creating tight places to work and tedious surface and furniture cover seals.


THE SHOTCOUNT MAGIC TOUCH:

  • Small teams of 2-3 wallpaper hangers had to be dispatched to the hotel. Keeping all the tools and equipment out of sight of guests and working very quietly as to no disturb the guests.
  • We kept our scheduling very flexible. Most times, we dispatched our crews on 1 day notice, as the rooms where being remodeled and delivered by the primary contractor. Rooms had to be delivered in 3-10 batches to avoid guest room shortages.
  • All rooms had to be sealed off completely to avoid dust in the common guest quarters. In addition to that, all the furniture had to stay in the rooms to insure a fast turn around. Therefore, all rooms' furniture had to be completely wrapped and sealed from dust and debris.



 Client: 

Marriott Courtyard

140 L St. SE

Washington DC. 20003

The Black Sheep Restaurant

The Black Sheep Restaurant

The Black Sheep Restaurant

Commercial wallpaper installation at the Black Sheep Restaurant in Annandale Virginia

  JOB DATE: FEB. 2020  


INTRODUCTION:

The Black Sheep building is a barn shaped building with a Gambrel Conical Roof. The Owner of the restaurant wanted the area highlighted in blue to be wallpapered.


PROJECT CHALLENGES:

  • A very high ceiling. Although it does not look like it in the picture above, the ceiling reaches 30-40 ft high depending on where you are standing. 
  • The conical shape of the ceiling made it very hard to match the wallpaper design patterns.
  • The length of the wallpapered surface was very big. Which may result in the wallpaper paste to dry before the wallpaper is applied. Requiring the team to hang and match the wallpaper design patterns at a very high rate of speed and precision.


THE SHOTCOUNT MAGIC TOUCH:

  • On the highest points of the installation we used a scaffolding that was about 35 ft high. Which made it much easier to hang and match wallpaper patterns. 
  • Due to the intricacies of the gambrel roof conical design we used laser technology to perfectly match the design seams over a distance of 40 Ft. Easier said than done!
  • Because of the huge ceiling length distances to be covered without the wallpaper paste drying. The walls had to be pasted and wallpaper placed very very quickly. In order to achieve that, we used a high speed construction elevator. The elevator allowed us to go up and down the wall rapidly to paste the wall and align the paper at the same time.


 Client: 

Black Sheep

9925 Discovery Blvd.

Manassas, VA. 20109

Velocity Building

The Black Sheep Restaurant

The Black Sheep Restaurant

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  JOB DATE: MAY. 2020  
INTRODUCTION:

 The Velocity building in DC was undergoing a re-looking of its reception and guest areas. They wanted a custom design mural hung on the wall.
PROJECT CHALLENGES:

  • The mural was printed on canvas material which is much different to install than regular vinyl.
  • Canvas material needs special wall prep with a different primer than the one used for regular vinyl.
  • Canvas material needs a different glue than regular vinyl.

THE SHOTCOUNT MAGIC TOUCH:

  • We had the wall prepped with a Sherwin Williams Latex primer.
  • We used clay wallpaper paste mixed with a very strong glue to fill the grooves on the canvas material. The strong glue mixed in is for extra bondage with the wall.
  • The canvas mural bonded very well with the wall. After some 48 hours, we expected some bubbles to form. Which we smoothed out for an awesome result.
  • More projects to come from this building as it is still adding value to their reception and guest areas.

 

Client: Velocity Building

 1025 First St SE

Washington, DC 20003  

Contact Us

Shotcount- Wallpaperers

700 12th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States

(202) 552-9388 email: ben@shotcount.com