Case Study


Flagship showroom decorations carried out at Mercedes Benz Bolton.

GDL was awarded on a subcontract basis by 345 Construction to conduct both internal and external redecorations to the new flagship showroom at Mercedes Benz Dealership in Bolton.

Internal work included for spray painting to the interior roof panels of the complex shape of the showroom ceiling. With access provided by MEWP scissor lift the ceiling was spray painted by airless spray application with premium quality paint resulting in a aesthetically pleasing fresh which transformed the show room.

The steel columns within the showroom were prepared and painted in a colour scheme provided by the dealership architects which resulted in our client and the dealership expressing that GDL have exceeded their expectations to the quality of the finished work and efficiency in completing.

External work entailed preparation and painting the main show room fascia cladding and steel columns.

Preparation commenced by washing down all surfaces by high pressure wash incorporating bio friendly cleaning de-greasing solution, this ensured all dirt – grease – grime etc. was removed prior to applying first coat of PPG Coatings Semi-Gloss topcoat steel and cladding paint to all fascia’s – cladding when dried in line with manufacturers guidelines a further coat of PPG Coatings Semi-Gloss topcoat steel and cladding was applied.

External Steel columns required extreme preparation due to the previous coating not being applied correctly which had resulted in severe flaking and a breakdown in the paint.

Most columns had to be stripped back significantly and were primed prior to applying two coats of quality durable paint.
Final external work entailed preparation and painting to the showroom aluminium curtain wall Painting was carried out by specialist HVLP spray application by fully trained specialist applicator.

Preparation included cleaning all glazing frames and scotching to scarify any surface, all glazing was then masked out. A 2k acrylic paint was then spray applied by HVLP specialist spray application in line with the architect’s colour scheme.

By the hard work and the skills of GDL operatives who were clean – safe and efficient and showed the upmost attention to detail has now resulted in excellent comments received from our client and the dealership regarding the quality and attention to detail of all the completed work, our efforts have resulted in GDL being rewarded with two further dealerships to be painted which are to be a mirror finish to the Bolton Dealership.