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Amato Painting


A Bright and Healthy Place to Learn

The custom Wolf Gordon and Designtex wallcoverings in the foyer were applied to greet students, staff and visitors with a highly visible illustration of the historical background behind the school’s name.

Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton, Pennsylvania, needed a facelift. Many of the school’s substrates were beyond repair and demanded a complete renovation. As new surfaces were being put in place, the client turned to Ryan Amato Painting LLC to brighten the entire school as part of a “LEED v4” renovation. The painters were able to unleash a playful color scheme that was sure to encourage the creativity of the learners at work within the school.

The freshly painted auditorium will be utilized by both students and members of the surrounding community.

Product selection for the project was largely driven by the products’ ability to uphold the LEED-certified project requirements. All materials had to be sourced locally, even including details such as how far products traveled from the factory. Every trade had to submit its plans for achieving LEED certification.

The completely renovated gymnasium will be utilized by the school's roughly 700 students.

Surface preparation and painting done in the massive auditorium, library and gymnasium all demanded work at height, which required the teams to safely operate electrical lifts, ladders and scaffolding subject to a detailed safety plan. In some ways, the safety plan was a far simpler coordination than was the job sequencing on this massive nine-month project.

Repairs were being made throughout the timeline of the project, so constant communication was crucial to maintaining the project’s very strict deadlines. Flexibility also was key, as delayed repairs would demand adjustments to the schedule. Without proper communication among all trades, the team would not have been able to complete the project on time. But with a proactive project manager who was able to foresee obstacles before they even arose, the project progressed smoothly.

Key Products

  • Promar 200 ZERO-VOC primer
  • Sherwin-Williams paint products and materials
  • Wolf Gordon and Designtex wallcovering