Tag Archive: wall coatings

a.b.e’s new abeproof thermoshield, shown here during and after application, can limit the interior build-up of heat as well as serving as a waterproofing agent.

Heat insulation and waterproofing in one

Nov 22, 2011 6:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

a.b.e’s new abeproof thermoshield, shown here during and after application, can limit the interior build-up of heat as well as serving as a waterproofing agent.a.b.e Construction Chemicals’ new abeproof thermoshield heat insulating, shielding and waterproofing coating is the ideal treatment for roofs and walls ahead of the approaching hot, wet summers for most parts of South Africa. 

abeproof thermoshield is a cost-effective water-based coating that incorporates advanced insulation technology to reduce the interior temperature of buildings while, simultaneously, serving as a waterproofing coating.

Before and after: Classrooms and school buildings at Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto, the first stop for the Dulux Let’s Colour project in South Africa, have been transformed both inside and out.

Colour can make the difference

Mar 18, 2011 3:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Before and after: Classrooms and school buildings at Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto, the first stop for the Dulux Let’s Colour project in South Africa, have been transformed both inside and out.The Dulux Let’s Colour project is travelling the world and made its first stop in South Africa in September last year – at the Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto.

The international campaign aims to inspire people in need, in diverse communities and neigbourhoods, to reclaim and regenerate their surroundings – transforming grey spaces by using paint and colour – and to enjoy the uplifting effects that colour can have.

Bridget Pheta of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was SAPITI’s top student last year. She is pictured here with SAPMA executive director, Deryck Spence.

Boost for training in SA coatings industry

Mar 5, 2011 1:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bridget Pheta of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was SAPITI’s top student last year. She is pictured here with SAPMA executive director, Deryck Spence.Training in the South African coatings industry has received a major boost through new access to over 65 training modules of the British Coatings Federation (BCF). All the training modules are sanctioned by the internationally-respected training body, City and Guilds of London.

The BCF decision to allow its training modules to be introduced in South Africa follows a visit to the UK by Deryck Spence, executive director of the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). His negotiations with BCF will now lead to the first formal Articles of Association being drawn up between BCF and SAPMA.

Prominent Paints says that a suitable enamel paint should be used in high humidity areas.

The right paint for high humidity zones

Mar 1, 2011 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Prominent Paints says that a suitable enamel paint should be used in high humidity areas.Kitchens and bathrooms – in domestic, commercial or industrial installations – are typically exposed to a lot of moisture in their day-to-day use. With moisture comes the risk of unsightly and unhygienic mould growth – but with the appropriate preparation and surface coating, this can be prevented.

Dawid du Plessis, technical services manager at Prominent Paints, says, “For these higher humidity zones, it’s necessary to select the appropriate finishing products. The top coat should be a good non-drip enamel and should be applied over a quality plaster primer.”

Moving to eco-friendly paint products

Aug 16, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Environmental benefits no longer have to mean a compromise on quality or performance when it comes to specifying paint. The Ecosure range from Dulux Trade provides high quality, long lasting finishes with excellent application characteristics and in a wide selection of colours.

Dulux Trade Ecosure can be tinted using the company’s colour system – allowing for flexibility across a spectrum of some 1 200 colours while maintaining the product’s eco-friendly attributes. In this range, white and lighter colours offer the more significant environmental benefits.

When Marmoran was asked to propose a finishing specification for the refurbishment of the Universidade Pedagogica in Beira on the Mozambique coast, Easy-plast presented the solution. It was applied over existing mosaic tiles on the walls and the smooth skimmed wall areas were then coated with Marmoran Polysheen to provide a hard-wearing long-lasting finish.

New plaster coating for wide ranging applications

Aug 15, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When Marmoran was asked to propose a finishing specification for the refurbishment of the Universidade Pedagogica in Beira on the Mozambique coast, Easy-plast presented the solution. It was applied over existing mosaic tiles on the walls and the smooth skimmed wall areas were then coated with Marmoran Polysheen to provide a hard-wearing long-lasting finish.When Marmoran was asked to propose a finishing specification for the refurbishment of the Universidade Pedagogica in Beira on the Mozambique coast, Easy-plast presented the solution. It was applied over existing mosaic tiles on the walls and the smooth skimmed wall areas were then coated with Marmoran Polysheen to provide a hard-wearing long-lasting finish.Newly launched by Marmoran, Easy-plast is a premium quality aqueous surfacing compound. With a formulation based on high performance styrene/butadiene co-polymer latex, Easy-plast is suitable for interior and exterior use and can be applied onto a variety of substrates, such as glass mosaic tiles, ceramic tiles, high gloss substrates, masonry, timber, polystyrene and other composite boards. When used in exterior insulation and finishing systems, it is applied onto polystyrene insulation boards in conjunction with a polyester mesh.

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New paint and paint remover win favour

Apr 25, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Plascon-Cashmere-paint-packThis year’s AC Nielsen consumer survey of innovative products saw two new Plascon products winning consumers’ favour. Plascon RemovALL All Purpose Paint Remover was voted Product of the Year in the Paint Removers category and Plascon Cashmere was voted Product of the Year in the Paint category.

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Continuing innovation from paint manufacturer

Feb 15, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Warrior-Paints-productionSince it was established in 1987, Pretoria-based Warrior Paints & Coatings  has pursued a strategy of research and innovation, responding to the needs of the market to build its business. Although it is a family business, it is not a traditional ‘father and son’ organisation. It was formed by three brothers – Aggie, Anton and Chris Agyrou – together with their brother-in-law, Artemi Petrou.