THE MIDAS SOLUTION: Cape Sands
PROJECT: Cape Sands, Beach Road, Strand
PAINT CONTRACTOR: Pierre Volschenk
MIDAS REPRESENTATIVE: Sean Rack & Cyril Bekker
SPECIFICATION: MIDAS Envirolite Midamite (Course) and MIDAS Envirolite Midafelt 225
WHAT WAS NEEDED: The Cape Sands, a landmark building on the beachfront in the Strand, was looking good in every respect. However, surface imperfections, conspicuous with the glare of the coast, posed a challenge to Pierre Volschenk contractors, who were tasked to finesse the finish. Volschenk worked with Midas Paints retailers Cyril Beeker and Sean Rack to come up with a cost effective, quality finish.
THE MIDAS SOLUTION: A paint system that conceals imperfections while providing a subtle texture. The first coat, Envirolite Midamite (Coarse), has a heavy stipple texture to create a uniform surface. This was over-coated with Envirolite Zero VOC exterior acrylic, 225 Midafelt. These robust products also stand up well to weather at the coast. Being matt, Envirolite 225 Midafelt helps to diffuse and reduce glare from the sea. This was the optimum solution, considering that re-plastering wasn’t an option.
Conventional acrylic paint at a rate of 8m2/L cannot cover and correct what a textured paint like Envirolite Midamite can do at 1.5m2/L.
“We have other coatings in our stable that help to fill hairline cracks and surface imperfections,” said Midas Paints MD, Mike Vadas. “Our Envirolite Fresco paint is also very viscous and has excellent filling properties. Fresco, being an Envirolite Zero VOC product, is also an environmentally responsible choice – like 225 Midafelt and Midamite.” THE MIDAS SOLUTION.
ENVIROLITE MIDAMITE (COARSE): Durable, textured exterior coating. Ideal for concealing fine hairline cracks. Midamite Fine: Zero VOC. Midamite Coarse: Low VOC. THE MIDAS SOLUTION.
ENVIROLITE 225 MIDAFELT: Superior matt finishing coat with unsurpassed hiding power and good mould resistance. ZERO VOC