Back in October 2011, Allison Pike Architects approached Promain and were asked to specify a paint system to be applied on to the internal walls of the new splash park at the Legoland Windsor resort.
We were asked to provide a splash proof coating resistant to chlorine which offers a range of bright colours. This was necessary to provide a multi coloured mural which creates a fun atmosphere for children to play in. We specified the Bedec MSP as we are able to produce this in a wide range of RAL and BS colours with little restriction on minimum order quantities, and can be tinted at our depot in Hitchin, delivered for the next day.
The protective top coat, Rustoleum Pegagraff Hydro, is a clear two part water based epoxy, which is both splash proof and very durable.
The block work walls were initially coated in a fine waterproof Lafarge render. One of the considerations was to find a paint that would adhere to this waterproof surface, which offers little absorbency for a paint to stick to.
The Bedec Multi Surface Paint is just that, with the ability to stick to a multitude of substrates without a primer, even galvanised steel or plastics, coupled with its wide range of colour options, this was the ideal choice.
The Rustoleum Pegagraff Hydro has been primarily used as an anti-graffiti coating which allows the easy removal of unwanted materials, but also provides a weatherproof layer impermeable to water. Compatibility is often an issue with applying a two pack product over single pack paints, so we had to choose the splash proof top coat carefully.
Using products from different manufacturers within the same system is not preferable, however, our years of experience in providing solutions to architects and councils was once again called upon.
Promain offer advice again following an incident with a suspended ceiling
Back in April 2013, we received another call from Allison Pike informing us that the suspended ceiling had collapsed.
Once again the advice was needed from the Promain technical department in order to provide a paint coating solution for the concrete ceiling, once the suspended structure was removed. This required a different approach to the walls, the high humidity and levels of chlorine in the atmosphere was still an issue; therefore we needed a paint system which provided a hygiene anti mould coating.
Working with Alison Pike, we offered a couple of solutions. The Sika system was selected which provides a reinforced and flexible membrane in order to bridge any cracks, gaps and any movement that a ceiling can be subjected to. These works have recently been completed and the finishing touches are currently under way, ready for the 2014 holiday season.