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Midacote Paint Surfaces

21 Jun

Give your furniture a few more years of life with a fresh coat of Midacote paint

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Midacote Paint Surfaces

It’s interesting how paint can transform utilitarian surfaces and give them a completely different vibe. This is an example of how painted chipboard looks, when coated with Midacote Satin. It makes a great backdrop for plants in a patio area (photographed here at the Montebello Garden Centre in Newlands.) We like how the bright stripes look in fresh pure white and postbox red. (Paint & Place has a great selection of bright reds.) We’ve also seen a similar effect where tables were covered with hessian, and a solvent-based paint like Midacote Satin was used to ‘glue’ the fabric to the table, creating an interesting textured surface. (And it’s washable.) The idea, really, is to consider paint to give unexpected character to surfaces – and if furniture looks like it’s on its last legs, it’s amazing how a coat of paint can give it a few more years of life.

– Post by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas

Midas Earthcote Project: Greening the Park

21 May

MIDAS PROJECT: Greening Radisson Park Inn

The new Park Inn by Radisson on Cape Town’s Foreshore is conveniently located for delegates attending events at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Given the location, guests can also walk to the V&A Waterfront and business travelers are in walking distance to a number of corporate headquarters. This contemporary hotel is as modern and luxurious as it is practical and convenient. It was important that the finishes be chosen to match the modern, innovation led approach. The project was a revamp of a period building and certain old walls needed careful finishing.

Midas Earthcote Project: Greening Radisson Park Inn

Radisson Park Inn

The Park Inn hotel by Radisson

As with any leisure or hospitality project, constant occupancy and guest comfort is key. The hotel needed to be guest-friendly and habitable as soon as possible after painting, so fume-free paints and finishes were called for. Midas was responsible for supplying paint – environmentally friendly Midas Earthcote DTE Matt, a Zero VOC formulation. This is known to be better for people who suffer from chemical sensitivities, better for paint crews working on the project and better for the planet.

The architect responsible was Paul Luck of Lightspace Architects. “The Park Inn hotel brand is one which incorporates bold colours in much of its branding and general hotel operating equipment, such as their logo signage, uniforms, and décor accents”, said Paul Luck. “The brief was to incorporate bold flashes of colour to reflect the brand identity. We used Midas Earthcote colour in certain areas to offset from the general tones of whites and greys.”

From an aesthetic point of view, the architects wanted to avoid sheen finishes on walls, as they tend to highlight poor plasterwork and detract from the quality of the furnishings. “The reflections on the wall surface become the feature, and when this is not even or consistent, the effect looks disturbing. We chose Midas Earthcote’s DTE Matt to give a gentle, even backdrop for our features, whilst offering an easily maintainable surface,” said Paul.

The eco formulation was the clincher. “If we do not change our thinking, this earth will stand no chance. We endeavour to specify ‘sustainable’ products and construction techniques wherever possible, as part of our commitment to the planet.”

MIDAS EARTHCOTE DTE MATT: A Zero VOC water-based ultra matt formulation that minimizes light reflection on walls, whilst limiting environmental impact. Better for air quality, Midas Earthcote Zero VOC acrylic does not contain those raw materials in paint that are potentially harmful to human health. It is also free from Glycol, Formaldehyde and APEO.

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A Midas Makeover of The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay

14 Mar

The Bay Hotel’s Midas makeover with Matt acrylic Midas 240 and Midaroof

A Midas Earthcote makeover of The Bay Hotel transformed this well-trodden Camps Bay landmark into a well-grounded, elegant building, with shades of Coney Island. There were several challenges with this special project, the primary issue being that a pure white building by the seaside results in uncomfortably high glare. Environmental pollution on the roof (caused by seagull droppings) was also a reality that needed a practical resolve.

Midas Makeover of The Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town.

The solution was Matt acrylic Midas 240. A shade of light grey was used which helps to absorb light – making the building feel more sympathetic to its environment. The effect is simple, clean and fresh – enhanced by the addition of natural timber exterior elements like Balau balustrades and pergolas. To minimise the visual impact of seagull droppings, the roof was redecorated in custom-tinted grey Midaroof.

The Bay Hotel Interior

The Bay Hotel interior.

The exterior changes were so effective that hotel owner Maree Brinks decided to update the interior as well. The result is interesting, individual and eclectic. Each room was treated individually, with unique one-off elements creating a boutique hotel feel.

Matt acrylic Midas 240 was used extensively in restful tones of complementary greens, greys and blues. Pandomo, with its cloudy, veined, highly polished stucco-like look, was used on accent walls to create ambiance and to inject a contemporary feel into The Bay Hotel.

“The inside needed to be a seamless extension of the natural elements outside”, said interior decorator, Arina Cilliers. “The colors and textures were therefore chosen from the neutral and soothing side of the spectrum. Beige and driftwood grey were combined with soft aqua and green, to represent both the sea and the surrounding fynbos . This was to be the backdrop for solid wood, hand-woven wicker and nautical stainless steel.”

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Midamite and Fresco textured paint

22 Feb

MIDAS PAINTS: Midamite and Fresco

MIDAS Earthcote brings you colour with texture. We have already had a look at the Midas 300 product range and now we want to introduce you to two more textured Midas products – both of which have their own special and unique appeal. Each of the following products are for both interior and exterior use.

Fresco

Fresco

Introducing Midamite – the durable, textured emulsion. Midamite is available in fine, medium and coarse varieties. Then there’s Fresco – an acrylic, suede-textured coating, which is the gentler of the two. This unique textured paint offers subtle, graded colour nuances.

Application of Midamite and Fresco is slightly different. What is important for each however, is that all surfaces are thoroughly prepared beforehand, that all manufacturer’s instructions are strictly followed, and that you allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midamite

Midamite

Fresco Application: Apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Fresco.

Midamite Application: Apply one coat of the recommended primer followed by two finishing coats of Midamite. Note: Midamite Medium and Coarse must be over-coated with a pure acrylic.

Triplon Low Maintenance Paint System

1 Feb

TRIPLON: A durable, self-cleansing, low maintenance paint system

TRIPLON is the Rolls Royce of low maintenance coatings. It is ideal for coastal buildings or high-rises that need a robust, low maintenance paint solution.

Triplon is a self-cleaning paint system for harsh climatic conditions and environmentally challenging applications. It is often applied to high rise buildings in the CBD or to buildings near the coast.

Triplon was used to coat the prestigious Marina Apartments situated at the V&A Waterfront close to the CBD in Cape Town. The apartment buildings needed a durable, long-term coatings solution that would endure both coastal weather and urban air pollutants.

“Midas has responded to the needs of the construction industry with a range of specialist coatings, each addressing a different need. The Triplon 2000 system is unique”, says Mike Vadas, MD of Midas Earthcote.

Marina Apartments Cape Town

Triplon was used to coat the prestigious Marina Apartments at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (Photo: File)

The Triplon 2000 low maintenance exterior coating system can be supplied in either a smooth or a profiled finish and can be custom mixed in any colour. Triplon 2000P is often used to cover hairline cracks and slight surface defects, or for aesthetic reasons.

“This is a paint system that not only lasts, but also does a great job of covering hairline cracks and reducing mildew and fungal growth, while providing uniquely high UV resistance”, says Vadas.

Triplon comes with a guarantee of up to 15 years and is water-resistance, dirt-resistance and fungi-resistant. “The system … stays clean and good looking for many years longer than most regular coatings”, says Vadas.

Triplon is currently one of Midas Paints’ highest-demand products, which is understandable due to its ultra-low maintenance, self-cleaning, anti-microbial and durability factors.

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one primer coat of Triplon 2000S reduced 10% with Triplon Thinners followed by two finishing coats of Triplon. Note: Triplon 2000P must be over-coated with Triplon 2000S . Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

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Midas Steracon Byotrol Paints

30 Jan

STERACON: Midas Steracon Byotrol Paints

LIFE is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Our environment is becoming progressively more populated with greater numbers of people living and working in closer proximity to each other. These changes in our habitat have brought with it an increased exposure to harmful pollutants and diseases.

In an effort to combat these contaminators, a vast range of antidotes, pesticides and detergents have been developed. Though effective in part, these have unfortunately also contributed to the development of so-called “Super Bugs”.

These disease-producing organisms can spread to large numbers of people via food, objects and buildings. Areas specifically at risk of contamination are heated, ventilated and air-conditioned buildings.

One example of a micro-organism which thrives in such an environment is Cladosporium. This colonises the painted metal surfaces of heating vents, air conditioning and ventilation systems – penetrating the paint and causing bio-deterioration – impacting on the quality of indoor air.

Combating harmful microbes with regular, rigorous cleaning regimes are inevitably temporal, since this only provides a limited barrier on most surfaces. Furthermore, surfaces such as plasterboard, bricks and glass-fibre are almost impossible to keep clean. A more permanent solution is clearly required.

Midas Earthcote Paints is proud to offer this solution. Our Steracon Paints range contains the active ingredient Byotrol, which ensures that the bacteria, fungi, mould etc. continue to be rigorously combated months after application.

Steracon is a highly specialised range of products all containing Byotrol – an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal additive with an active ingredient that repels bacteria, fungi and other potentially harmful microbes. Steracon is ideal for commercial and medical environments, such as abattoirs, hospitals, wine production facilities and any other areas that need protection against harmful microbes. Steracon is also widely used in domestic environments and is more and more frequently being specified for bathrooms and exterior walls that get no sunlight. – www.midaspaints.co.za

Very simply, Byotrol contains non-chemical bonds which create a high & low surface tension on the coated surfaces. This severely impedes micro-organisms’ ability to reproduce and grow. In turn, this makes the micro-organisms more vulnerable to the small amount of biocides contained in the coating, which together builds an effective hygienic shield.

Midas Steracon Paints – Colour Range

Midas Steracon Paints Colour Range

Midas Steracon Paints Colour Range

Steracon Low Sheen can be used both internally and externally on new and previously painted masonry surfaces. It is also ideally suited for heavy wear areas, such as passages and in bathrooms and kitchens, where it provides both decorative and microbial protection to applied areas.

It is important to note that Byotrol does not provide a chemical barrier, but rather a physical barrier which makes it environmentally safe and non-hazardous to people. Proof of this is evidenced by the fact that Byotrol carries SABS 1853 (food-grade) certification, and is used extensively in food preparation surfaces both locally and internationally. Current Steracon customers include hospitals, winerys, Heinz, Woolworths and Midas Paints.

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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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