Tag Archives: Midafelt 225

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.

Related Posts:

Contemporary African feel with Boere Baroque, Boet se Moet & Baked Beans on Toast

28 Feb

The Department of Foreign Affairs paint job brought to you by Boere Baroque, Boet se Moet and Baked Beans on Toast

The Department of Foreign Affairs

The Department of Foreign Affairs.

THE Presidential guest accommodation in Tshwane is part of the iconic 80 000m2 Department of Foreign Affairs complex. It was designed by TC Design Architects and incorporates office accommodation for the DFA head office, training and conference facilities, and two guest hotels for visiting international dignitaries.

The building has a uniquely African feel, inside and out. This has been achieved by using locally commissioned and custom made finishes and furnishings. An extensive specification demanded that coatings reflect the African context seamlessly within the contemporary design.

“Our best quality products, all made locally, were specified for the finishing”, says Jaco du Toit of Midas Earthcote, Waterkloof. “Midafelt 225, a high-quality acrylic, used in combination with aggregate primers, achieved a textured look that suited the desired earthy aesthetic, with the added benefit of being ultra durable.”

“The colour specification included ‘Boere Baroque’, ‘Boet Se Moet’ and ‘Baked Beans on Toast’, all of which add up to a strong South African story. The sparkly interior was created by Earthcote Tidalcote”, says du Toit.

This ultra-smooth trowelon plaster contains particles of twinkly marine material – creating a slightly iridescent feel. It is earthy, organic and African, but also very contemporary and sophisticated. Simon Fraser, Marketing Director for Midas Earthcote, adds:

“This was a prestigious project to be a part of and a great way of showcasing South African creativity and innovation to visiting dignitaries. Our products are designed and produced in South Africa, to withstand local climatic conditions. Our colours and textures have a distinctively African handwriting. These kinds of finishes would look impressive and contemporary on any modern building, anywhere in the world, but they feel particularly well placed in an African context.”

Related Posts:

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.

Related Posts:

Centurion Paint&Place Upgrade

15 Dec

Paint&Place in Centurion gets an upgrade

CENTURION residents may remember a friendly paint store that existed in the Lifestyle Centre – on the corner of Lenchen & Old Johannesburg Roads. This paint store first opened its doors as a Midas Earthcote in 2006 before being renovated into a Paint&Place in September 2010.

The Paint&Place in Centurion is run by two dedicated staff members, Glenda and August and is under the ownership of Charmaine Grey. Charmaine has her own applicator teams so you can choose your finish and applicator as a one-stop store. This team of professionals have been involved in a few special projects, one of which is certainly worthy of mention.

MIDSTREAM ESTATE

The Midstream Estate in Centurion is a unique village consisting of 3 residential estates, sport facilities, private schools, a village shopping centre and community services. The Paint&Place team have painted 6 houses over the course of 2011 and are currently working on 3 more.

The outside of these residential houses were coated with Midafelt 225 – a good quality matt acrylic with good wipeability and excellent hiding power. The inside of the houses were painted with Midalux 240 – a high quality pure washable acrylic finishing coat with the slightest sheen.

The upgrading of the Paint&Place in Centurion is now complete and its staff members are more than ready to serve you. They are situated in Shop B3 of the Centurion Lifestyle Centre, on the corner of Lenchen & Old Johannesburg Roads, Centurion 0157.

The Paint&Place in Centurion getting a makeover

The Paint&Place in Centurion getting a makeover

Centurion Paint&Place Contact Details:

CHARMAINE GREY
TEL: 012-653 3354
CELL: 084 587 4093
charmaine@paintandplace.com

Related Posts: