Johnstone's paints used in college makeover
Acrylic Durable Matt
Johnstone's has helped to provide the historic Hurstpierpoint College in West Sussex with a distinctly contemporary makeover.
Founded in 1849, the college has an architectural design that was intended to resemble Oxford and Cambridge universities, with adjoining inner and outer quads and the chapel and dining hall sitting adjacent to one another.
Bryant Decorators, of Hove, had to remain sympathetic to the original architectural design when tasked with bringing to life classrooms, corridors and staircases in a new block at the college.
The new facility was designed to be in keeping with the traditional nature of the existing buildings, yet bring a modern feel to the college.
Using Johnstone's Acrylic Durable Matt, which has a robust, washable formula, making it suitable for removing dirt and stains through simple cleaning regimes, Bryant Decorators took advantage of the colour choice provided by Johnstone's tinting system.
19 colours, including shades of blue, red, purple and yellow, were used to create contemporary feature walls throughout the building.
One example of where colour was used to dramatic effect was in the building's presentation room, where wooden beams, which are a prominent feature throughout the building, contrast against the bold blue of the feature wall.
A new CPD from Johnstone's has become available titled 'Understanding colour', which provides architects and specifiers with information on the science of colour, how colour is seen through our eyes and how useful it is in everyday life.
Cummings & Pattison (North East) has applied over 250L of Johnstone’s Professional Gloss at the new Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (SES) Co-op Centre in Sunderland. The new centre has been constructed using adapted shipping containers. Suitable for metal finishes, Johnstone’s Professional Gloss provides a durable, high gloss finish to the exterior of the containers.
PPG Architectural Coatings, manufacturer of leading paint brands Johnstone’s and Leyland, is looking for UK Charities to become their next Charity partner. PPG extensive offer national exposure, including through its 187 Johnstone’s Decorating Centres. The charity must cover the UK and Ireland and be registered in one of these countries. PPG employees will vote to choose the company’s charity partner.
Johnstone’s has given the club shop at Crewe Alexandra Football Club a fresh new look using its Acrylic Durable Matt emulsion in Railwaymen Red – a colour that feature’s on the company’s Team Colours colour card. Acrylic Durable Matt was specified for its ability to provide a tough, durable finish that is resistant to yellowing and condensation. Johnstone’s has sponsored the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy since 2006.
Water-based gloss paint is put to the test videodownload
During July and August 2013, Johnstone’s gave decorators the chance to test the application qualities of its Aqua Gloss water-based paint as part of the Aqua Challenge roadshow. Johnstone’s Aqua Gloss overcomes the impacts of legislative changes regarding solvent-based products but still boasts similar application qualities. It has been designed to offer shorter drying times, low odour and reduced yellowing.
A range of paints and finishes from Johnstone’s have been specified for the new, 13,000 capacity Leeds Arena. Johnstone’s washable Acrylic Eggshell and durable Covaplus have been used on plastered walls and stair soffits while the company’s Stormshield Smooth Masonry paint has been used to protect the exposed internal blockwork. Johnstone’s Flortred was applied to the concrete floors to ensure staff and visitor safety.