The Pear Tree CafÃ©, in the heart of the University of Worcesterâ€™s St John’s Campus, has been given a new lease of life with a vibrant new colour palette.
Contrasting greys and a teal colour have been used to refresh the space, which Joe Stock â€“ Capital Projects Procurement Officer at the University of Worcester â€“ says had become tired.
He said: â€œThe old colours were quite dark so we wanted to give it a refresh and encourage more people to use the Studentsâ€™ Union building during the day.
â€œWe met Crown Paints at a â€˜Find it in Worcesterâ€™ event and gave them the opportunity to develop a specification.
â€œCrown Paints worked alongside our Studentsâ€™ Union representatives to choose a new colour scheme and it looks really good.
â€œWeâ€™re glad weâ€™ve used Crown Paints on this project.â€
Hankinson Painting Contractors carried out the work, which took three weeks to complete.
Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has been used on the walls, with a teal colour being applied to the feature wall and a complimentary grey on the others, whilst the metal staircase was decorated with dark grey Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss.
Louise Hinett, Specification Sales Manager at Crown Paints, said: â€œWe specified Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt because of the high-level of traffic that comes through the cafÃ©.
â€œAfter cleaning, the walls will return to an â€˜as newâ€™ condition, so this will mean that the University of Worcesterâ€™s maintenance cycle will be extended.
â€œThe cafÃ© remained open throughout the redecoration, so Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss seemed like the perfect product for the metal staircase.
â€œItâ€™s fast drying and has a low odour so it meant that when people came into eat their lunch their comfort was assured.â€
The Crown Trade Fastflow Gloss system was launched two years ago and since then it has built up a following in the specification sector as a break-through innovation based on Crown Paintsâ€™ 200 yearsâ€™ experience and heritage.
The system features advanced water-based technology, which means the product feels like a traditional solvent-based gloss, but is quick drying with the benefit of low odour.
Itâ€™s also been manufactured in line with Crownâ€™s renowned BreatheasyÂ® formulation, which means it is 99 per cent solvent free.
Sharon Smith, Crown Paints Trade Communications Manager, said: â€œDue to the fast-drying qualities of Crown Trade Fastflow two coats can be applied in one day, which is a major advantage for both public and private sector specification projects.
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