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It was late fall 2014 when Taco John’s approached me for a bid on painting the whole exterior of the restaurant located at 4401 1st Ave SE.

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It was soon after they accepted my bid and wanted the job done. The three surfaces were stucco, metal and concrete.

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The biggest problem with the stucco is that it had faded through time. A fresh new coat of paint made a difference.

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The metal soffit had flaking paint as well as a fading problem.

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The rough areas had to be scraped, wire brushed and primed.

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Both the concrete and the metal soffit had faded on the west side, just as bad as everywhere else.

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After the fresh new coat of paint was applied it looked brand new.

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The drive through side was challenging. The owners did not want to close the restaurant down.

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We had to manage the timing correctly on this side.

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The restaurant was completed just in time before the weather turned for the worse. Now it looks like a brand new building.