Painting Places of Worship
Ville Painters has just finished a memorable project that we take great pride in. Through High Construction Services, a long-time commercial partner, we had a second opportunity to work on Neffsville Mennonite Church. This time we helped re-vitalize Fellowship Hall. The designer did an extraordinary job of updating the space by combining style and functionality. The sound soaking ceiling and wall panels as well as the downward sound reflecting properties of the 23 suspended “clouds” are a perfect example of style and functionality coming to life. This project involved some things we never had done before. One of the most challenging parts was using a wallcovering product by 3-M called Di-Noc on the suspended “clouds”. Installing a kind of contact paper upside-down, on a lift, while the substrate is swaying proved to be an almost impossible task. Our installer Doug Binkley, with the aid of project superintendent Jerry Bigelow, did a phenomenal job with minimal waste and we commend them both for their effort. The ceiling had a sound soak foam material applied by another specialty contractor which looked awesome. The walls were two-tone both above and below the large chair rail. The ceiling line boasts a large crown molding on each side elevation. We even painted a screen wall which required a different color and sheen to accommodate films and other projected images. We have been painting Churches for over 20 years. Typically they are more traditional and conservative in their décor. This project broke through that stereotype and truly enhances what was a “sanitary” look environment and gave it that “wow” factor. It is truly inviting for the parishioners and guests alike. We were pleased to have been involved and look forward to the next challenge.