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Exterior Painting Needed for FL Gymnasium

Friday, March 15, 2019

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Suwannee County, Florida, is seeking contractors to perform exterior painting repairs to the Douglass Center Gymnasium located in Live Oak, Florida.

The Douglass Center Gymnasium is an 11,200-square-foot structure that was renovated in 2015 as part of a four-year plan that included demolition of one-third of the grounds, including its western wing, in order for the parks department to more easily maintain the property.

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Suwannee County, Florida, is seeking contractors to perform exterior painting repairs to the Douglass Center Gymnasium located in Live Oak, Florida.

Bids are due for this project by April 5. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held March 29.

Scope of Work 

The selected contractor will be responsible for performing all surface preparation, surface repairs, caulking, sealant, patching and miscellaneous rehabilitation of the gymnasium.

All exterior surfaces must be thoroughly pressure-cleaned to 3,000 psi with a 15-degree tip, and held no more than 12 feet from the surface to ensure the surface is free of all foreign materials. All loose scaling and paint not removed by pressure washing will require removal by wire brushing or other suitable power-tool cleaning. Where mildew is present, the contractor will use a solution of chlorine bleach and water to remove all foreign substances. On rusted metal surfaces, the contractor will perform Hand Tool (SSPC-SP 2) or Power Tool cleaning (SSPC-SP 3).

The chosen contractor will perform caulking and putty procedures on all construction joints, expansion joints, windows, door perimeters and baseboards prior to cleaning. All construction joints and expansion joints must be inspected for deterioration. Hairline or shrinkage cracks must be coated with one coat of a brush-grade sealant. Large cracks will require flushing with water followed by a primer, bond breaker tape and filling with a patch sealant.

Masonry surfaces with failing caulking must be cleaned prior to re-caulking to assure desired adhesion. All masonry surfaces must also be pressure-cleaned and sealed. Exterior masonry surfaces will be coated with a conditioner, and two-coat exterior acrylic satin finish.

Previously coated wood surfaces must be inspected for evidence of deterioration. Previously coated glossy surfaces will require cleaning and either dulling or roughing before repainting. Exterior wood surfaces will then be treated with an alkyd spot primer, and two-coat exterior acrylic satin finish.

Contractors will also oversee cleaning and coating of exterior metal poles and doors. These surfaces will require application of a spot primer followed by a two-coat industrial urethane-alkyd enamel finish.

The approved manufacturer is Sherwin-Williams.

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