A selection of Dulux Trade products have been used in a large scale renovation of a further education college in Nottinghamshire. The West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield, underwent significant redecoration work as part of its aim to provide students with the highest standard of learning resources and facilities.
Dulux Trade coatings including Ecosure and Diamond Matt were used to transform department buildings at the college, such as the School of Performing Arts, Sports Hall, and School of Hairdressing and Beauty. Each department featured a unique, vibrant colour scheme to complement furniture and soft furnishings to create a modern, attractive space for students and the public.
The coatings were also chosen for their excellent durability, in order to extend maintenance cycles and avoid frequent redecoration and further disruption to college services at a later date. Dulux Trade Diamond Matt has superior durability to 10,000 scrub cycles. The coating is also quick-drying, making it ideal for use in areas which require constant access.
A particular area of focus for the works was the School of Hairdressing and Beauty which was remodelled into a series of classrooms and a luxury beauty spa. Here, contrasting subtle shades of white and bold accent features were used to create the modern environment of a working professional salon.
Dulux Trade Diamond Matt in Timeless was used on three surfaces in the hairdressing department to give a light and relaxing feel to the room. In contrast to this, and to create a high impact feature wall, the coating was also selected in Starlight Night Three.
Angie Pilgrim, Procurement Manager at West Nottinghamshire College said: "The extensive colour range offered by Dulux Trade allowed us to pick any colour we wanted to match the rest of the décor. We used some lovely mauve and purple colours that have really brought the building to life, and created a high quality, professional finish."
Trim areas were also coated with Dulux Trade Ecosure Gloss in White, to achieve a clean, high sheen finish.
Local painting contractor, Jason Smith, from Swirlforce, said: "Due to the busy environment we were working in, and its very high footfall of students and members of the public, it was important that the paints used were extremely durable and stain resistant. Dulux Trade Diamond Matt was an ideal solution for use in the spa as it's wipeable, which is great for wear and tear."
Jason continued: "The paints were so easy to apply and gave a stunning finish without the need for touch-ups or repainting. The Dulux Trade Ecosure range in particular helped us keep to tight time constraints as it was very quick-drying. The application properties of the product allowed us to achieve a fantastic smooth result, with excellent coverage and in less than half the time."
Angie Pilgrim added: "We are really impressed with the finished result. The coatings used have provided us with hard wearing durable surfaces and a very luxurious finish."