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Sandtex Transforms Glasgow Green Flagship Apartments

residential block on Glasgow Green has been transformed as part of the city’s Homes for the Future project, using Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint. 

Glasgow’s Homes for the Future initiative began in 1999 and aims to enhance the area around Glasgow Green, which is used as a public route to and from the city centre. It has involved collaboration between a number of parties, including architects, Scottish Homes and property developers.  

The most recent project involved painting the site’s flagship apartment building which was designed by Ushida Findlay and is managed by Speirs Gumley. The work was carried out by painting and decorating contractor Bell Group over a period of 10 weeks.  

To transform the building, Bell Group’s painters used approximately 2,500 litres of Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint in Pure Brilliant White, supplied by The Decorator Centre in Airdrie. The product’s flexible coating won’t peel, crack or flake, and is resistant to dirt and mould – meaning it will maintain its aesthetic appeal for longer. 

Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint also benefits from a drying time of three to four hours and is suitable for use on most sound and dry exterior masonry surfaces. It’s ideal for use even when the weather is unpredictable, thanks to being rainproof in just one hour.  

Bell Group were responsible for the flagship building’s render repairs prior to the repainting, and also used Sadolin Superdec Satin Opaque Wood Protection to repaint the timber-framed windows in colour RAL 7042. The product provides a highly durable finish – lasting up to 10 years – and is ideal for use where a change of colour is required, or where weathering has caused an uneven appearance. 

Commenting on the project, Bell Group Project Manager Ian McColgan said: “After meeting with our client Speirs Gumley it was clear that a breathable coating needed to be used for the repainting of the building’s exterior, and having worked with Sandtex products before, we knew it would be the ideal solution. 

“The site’s flagship building has been truly transformed, and we’ve had great feedback on the application of Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint as well as the finished result.” 

Jane Anderson, merchant sales manager for Crown Paints, added: “We pride ourselves on working closely with merchants to ensure the best products for the job are supplied, so it’s fantastic to hear that all parties are pleased with the result. 

“This was a major project with 2,500 litres of Sandtex supplied, making it a real test for the product, so it’s great to see what a difference it’s made to the site’s main building.” 

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