Crown Paints has teamed up with Novus Property Solutions on its community make-over project and donated a selection of its most popular paint products to create a vibrant learning hub.
The project, organised by Novus Property Solutions, included the refurbishment of Bromley Pensnett Primary School in Birmingham. The school was dilapidated and in need of a serious make-over – Novus selected the school and made the decision to turn it into a Novus Learning Hub for community activities.
Crown Paints stepped in to help Novus complete the project with the Crown Decorating Centre in Dudley delivering the products needed; Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell; Crown Trade Vinyl Matt; Crown Trade’s Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat and Gloss and Sadolin Superdec.
The walls were painted using Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell in bright Novus orange – colour-matched by Crown Decorating Centre staff. Formulated to provide a highly durable washable finish, the paint is ideal for a school setting – ensuring the Novus Learning Hub will stay bright and clean for years to come. Crown Trade Vinyl Matt, which is easy to apply and quick drying, was used in white for the ceilings for a flat non-reflective finish.
The interior woodwork, including the skirting boards and architraves around the doors, was painted using Crown Trade’s Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, following the application of undercoat. The Fastflow system combines the performance characteristics of an oil-based system with all the benefits of water-based technology, offering excellent flow, wet-edge retention and workability to minimise brush marks, whilst giving a high-quality, high-sheen finish that is durable. Crown Trade’s Fastflow range can be mixed to any colour and for this project, the specific Novus grey RAL code was specified.
The outside of the building was also transformed using Sadolin Superdec on the new timber skirt around the bottom of the building as well as the railings leading up to the entrance, specified in the same Novus grey.
The project also involved landscaping the outside, installing a new roof, new PVC external cladding, new internal and external doors, a new heating system and new kitchenette area.
Darren Bowkett, operations manager at Novus Property Solutions comments: “We’re grateful to Crown Paints for its generous donation and all of our suppliers for their help in making the community hub a building that people in the area can make the most of.”
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