Tag Archives: Acrylic paint

The Cape Sands paint job

1 Mar

CAPE SANDS PROJECT: Concealing imperfections with a subtle texture

THE Cape Sands – a landmark sea-facing contemporary building in the Strand, was looking good in every respect. However, surface imperfections, which are all the more visible with the glare at the coast, posed a challenge to Pierre Volschenk, who was tasked to improve the finish. Volschenk worked alongside Cyril Bekker and Sean Rack, partners in Midas Earthcote Somerset West and Strand stores, to come up with a cost effective, quality finish.

The solution was a paint system that conceals imperfections while providing a subtle texture. The first coat, Midamite Coarse, has a heavy stipple texture that provided the necessary uniformity. This was over-coated with Midas exterior acrylic (Midafelt 225). These robust products also stand up well to weather at the coast. Being matt, Midafelt 225 helps to diffuse and reduce glare from sea.

The Cape Sands paint job

The Cape Sands

The Cape Sands

“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 Midamite can do at 1.5m2/L,” said Bekker.

“Cyril and I have a collective four decades of experience in the paint business,” said Rack. “Experience tells us that a full service is the only way to properly fulfill customers’ needs.”

Midas Earthcote provides a service at floor level where orders are taken, colours are accurately tinted by eye, delivery is swift and solutions are offered that work with the aesthetic, technical and cost requirements of a project. Synergy ensures a package that works for customers and leaves a long-lasting finish every time.

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Midas 300 Product Range

27 Jan

Midas 300 product list & colour range

THE Midas 300 product range consists of Sheen and Matt varieties, many of which are durable enough for both interior and exterior use. They are available in a range of different colours. What follows is a descriptive list of all the Midas 300 products as well as their application, taken from www.midaspaints.co.za

Midalux 240 colour rangeSHEEN: MIDALUX 240

Product Descriptor:
Superior quality, low sheen, pure acylic, washable finishing coat.

Product Usage: For interior and exterior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midalux 240. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midalux 260 colour rangeSHEEN: MIDALUX 260

Product Descriptor:
Superior quality, high sheen, pure acrylic washable finishing coat. Good for high traffic areas.

Product Usage: For interior and exterior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midalux 260. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midamax 190 colour rangeMATT: MIDAMAX 190

Product Descriptor:
Economical acrylic with good hiding power and slight sheen.

Product Usage: For interior and exterior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midamax 190. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midamatt 220 colour rangeMATT: MIDAMATT 220

Product Descriptor:
Good quality matt acrylic with good wipeability and hiding power.

Product Usage: For interior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midamatt 220. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midafelt 225 colour rangeMATT: MIDAFELT 225

Product Descriptor:
Good quality matt acrylic with good wipeability and excellent hiding power.

Product Usage: For interior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midafelt 225. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midalux 230 Satin colour rangeMATT: MIDALUX 230 SATIN

Product Descriptor:
High quality pure washable acrylic finishing coat with the slightest sheen.

Product Usage: For interior and exterior use

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midalux 230. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

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