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Dame Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textile Museum

Dame Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textile Museum, a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion and textiles in London, called upon the help of Zinsser and Aspect Construction to give the museum’s exterior a reinvigorated look.

Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, the fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, was sporting a faded colour scheme of pink, burnt orange, yellow and blue and asked Aspect Construction to carry out a much needed refresh.

Aspect Construction arranged a site visit from Zinsser. Upon inspection, Zinsser’s expert representative recommended AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint, a brand new product that does exactly as its title suggests: it works in all weather conditions by outperforming regular paint in rain and very cold weather.

Zinsser AllWeather is an innovative new exterior masonry system that keeps buildings looking bright and beautiful for up to 15 years.

This clever paint is easy to apply and can be used all year around. It’s self-priming, shower-proof in 20 minutes and dries in temperatures as low as -5°C, saving customers both time and money.

As Zinsser AllWeather paint can be matched to any RAL / BS or NCS colour reference, it was tinted to the Museum’s brand colours.

The colours are guaranteed to look impressive for years to come thanks to the products excellent colour retention and ability to resist moisture and alkali attack. It also contains a biocide to protect against mould and mildew.

“We were applying the Zinsser AllWeather masonry paint in temperatures below 5°C with risk of showers. The team found the product easy to apply and the coverage was very good. The client was very happy with the finished results and the gloss of the colours make the building quite striking.” James Adams, Project Manager at Aspect Construction.

Zandra Rhodes DBE “The Fashion and Textile Museum has been repainted and restored to its original beauty! Aspect Construction took great care to match the fantastic colours originally chosen by the Architect, Ricardo Legoretta.” Zandra Rhodes DBE

The Zinsser specification service is offered free of charge, with members of the experienced Zinsser team available to work with professional painters and decorators at every stage of their project, from initial survey through to specification and application of coatings, providing on-site advice, training and technical assistance.


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