When choosing the right exterior paint, the environment will play a big part in determining which product to use to protect the building from any potential future damage caused by the weather, air pollution and the sun’s UV rays. Likewise the building itself will dictate decisions such as finish and colour to ensure the refreshed façade remains sensitive to the heritage of the building or its surroundings.
Fortunately Sandtex has a range of products, solutions and technical resources to help trade professionals complete a range of exterior jobs.
Whatever the weather
In an ideal world you’d wait to apply exterior paint until you can guarantee a run of good weather. But for decorators working in the UK waiting for optimal weather conditions isn’t always an option.
That’s why part of our portfolio offers Sandtex Trade 365 All-Weather Masonry Paint.
It doesn’t need to be applied in perfect summer weather conditions, which means you can effectively extend the window of opportunity for carrying out external decorating. Its high performance Pliolite® Resin formulation is designed to combat difficult weather conditions as it can be applied in temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius, and is also rain resistant in 20 minutes – making it the perfect solution when the weather is less than ideal.
It proved to be the perfect partner for a project to redecorate the exterior of twelve homes owned by Family Optima Community Association in Birmingham as winter approached and temperatures started to fall before the project could get underway. Find out more about the project by reading the full case study.
Restoring a building’s former glory
When refurbishing the exterior of a listed building, one of the main priorities is to ensure it meets strict planning requirements. This is particularly essential when it comes to the use of colour, which should be in-keeping with the period and style of the property and its original specification if known.
A good example of this is the exterior renovation works at Caversham Park, a beautiful Italian Baroque style Victorian grade II listed building on the outskirts of Reading. The light cream tones specified for the exterior had to be first approved by the local Conservation Officer.
Once the extensive pre-paint preparation works had been completed, taking the building’s surface back to its original state as far as possible, the top layer of colour was applied to all the concrete and rendered substrates as well as the ornate columns. Read the full case study.
For help and advice on all things colour you can request a copy of our new Exterior Colour Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0330 024 0310.
Don’t forget our technical advice team is always on hand to help you with specification or application queries. If you’ve got a question get in touch today.