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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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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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