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Colour matching paint job leaves warehouse looking as good as new

May 17th, 2017

A CARPET warehouse on a prime location near Newbury Racecourse which was left looking faded after years of weather damage, has been transformed to its former glory after a decorating firm was able to perfectly match its original colour.The CMS Downs carpet, flooring and bedding factory store in Newbury, Berkshire, is now back to its bright sky blue hue thanks to family decorating firm, Fegan’s Commercial Group which used Zinsser paint’s colour matching technology to source the exact shade required and apply to a batch of its AllCoat Exterior paint.


In total more than 135 litres of AllCoat Exterior was used during the job, which took a week to complete and involved completely repainting the outside of the weathered plastisol cladded warehouse, with the majority applied using a spray rig and smaller areas using a roller.


AllCoat Exterior can be used on any exterior substrate, including wood, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding, forming a vapour-permeable, low maintenance, water-shedding coating which is recoatable within one hour, making it ideal for the job.

The CMS Downs carpet, flooring and bedding factory store in Newbury, Berkshire before being repainted

It can also be tinted to any RAL, BS or NCS shade, with more than 50 paint merchants across the country equipped with Zinsser Colour Shop Tinting Machines, allowing them to mix whatever colour is required. Fegan’s selected RAL 5015 Sky Blue for the Newbury warehouse.


Harry Fegan, who runs Fegan’s Commercial Group with his father Tony, said: “The building is in quite a prominent location in Newbury and is seen by a lot of people coming into and out of the town. After being exposed to the elements for many years it was in real need of a repaint and because a specific colour was needed we knew AllCoat would be perfect – we were able to get samples made up in six different shades then share those with the client to find out which they liked best before getting the full batch made up.“AllCoat Exterior is perfect for a job like this because it covers so well – it will stick to pretty much any exterior surface without the need to pre-prepare which saved us so much time.Zinsser business development manager Daren Rothwell worked with Fegan’s Commercial Group to provide the AllCoat Exterior required and to ensure it was tinted to the correct colour.

The CMS Downs carpet, flooring and bedding factory store in Newbury, Berkshire after being repainted using Zinsser’s AllCoat Exterior paint

He said: “One of the reasons many of our customers choose AllCoat Exterior is because we can provide it in whatever colour is required. We have a Colour Shop 2 mixing machine at our factory in the North East and can tint the paint to any industry shade which makes this such a versatile product.


“The ability of AllCoat Exterior to stick to any surface is another reason it is such a popular choice and it is the perfect product for factories and warehouses such as this.”


“It also offers great colour retention and results in a tough finish that is resistant to severe weather conditions, as well as containing a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation.”


For decorators unsure if AllCoat Exterior is the right product for the job, the Zinsser commercial 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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