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Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme range has been used throughout a new school building to provide a colourful and long-lasting paint finish.

Stoneham Park Primary Academy is a brand-new school in Eastleigh which welcomed its first class of five-year-old pupils in September 2020. The school building has been constructed by Morgan Sindall with sustainability firmly in mind and specifying products from Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme range for the school’s paintwork will help reduce future maintenance cycles and save resources.

KAR Painting Contractors undertook the painting of the school using Crown Trade products throughout with Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt applied on all the main broad wall areas.

With a Class 1 rating on the ISO 11998 test for wet scrub resistance of dry paint film, Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has an impressive durability level of 10,000 scrubs. This means that walls can be repeatedly scrubbed clean, time and again without any detriment to the paint finish while the added benefit of stain resistance ensures that common stains including pens, coffee and food stains can easily be washed off with just soap and water. The paintwork at the school will therefore retain its fresh ‘just painted’ appeal for longer. Clean Extreme is an ideal way to help schools like Stoneham Park meet COVID-secure guidelines which include more intensive cleaning regimes, thanks to its ability to withstand regular and rigorous cleaning.

In the toilets and wetroom areas, Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Anti-Bacterial Scrubbable Matt was used to provide added protection from bacteria. Utilising the natural protection of silver ion technology it not only inhibits the growth of any bacteria that comes into contact with the surface of the paint film, but also prevents bacteria from multiplying. And as a result, the anti-bacterial protection on the surface of the paint film can’t be washed off no matter how many times the surface is scrubbed clean.

The school aims to create an inspirational learning environment through the appropriate use of colour and as the Clean Extreme range can be matched to any specific RAL shade, it offers exceptional design flexibility. The interior design team from Hampshire County Council, which manages the school, devised the fresh and clean colour scheme used throughout the school. Pure white (RAL 9010) was used for the most part to maximise the sense of light and space, with different colours used to create colourful feature walls in each classroom as well as in the corridors, stairwells and staff room to make the space fun and bright.

Completing the project, Crown’s Acrylic Eggshell was used on the woodwork throughout the school while Covermatt was applied to the ceilings.

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