Project Name: Pickwick Building

Project Industry: Historic Restoration

Client: Pishny Restoration Services

Application: Primer & Paint

Location: Kansas City, Missouri


pickwick building exterior with windows


This was part of a building window renovation project in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The project was for the Pickwick Building off Ninth and McGee. For the Pickwick Building Renovation project, Blast It Clean worked for four different contractors on different methods of blasting and cleaning.

This project focused specifically on the window renovation of the Pickwick Building. This portion of the Pickwick project came to us from a subcontractor that specializes in window restoration projects. We were brought in to blast the window frames then coat the frames after any additional surface work was completed by our customer.

window frames stacked up on pallets
The first picture shows the window frames after the blast on the left and the windows after priming on the right.


Two views of the exterior building with newly renovated windows installed. Those pictures include window frames installed before the window glass was placed back in.

The process for this project followed a strict timeline on window frames from one floor then once those frames were complete we moved on to the next floor’s windows. Our customer would remove the windows on-site and bring them to our shop location for the renovation work. First, the existing glass would be removed from the frames then proceed to blast to remove the existing paint, rust and to inspect the structural integrity of the metal frame.

By blasting the window frames, we were able to uncover structural metal loss. The frames with metal loss had those affected areas cut out with new metal welded in its place. After the structural rehabilitation was complete, we then primed and painted the metal frames.

If you or someone you know has an exterior or interior building renovation project like the Pickwick Building downtown then give us a call we can help.

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