“Dulux Decorator Centre were kind enough to donate the paint used in the ward, to keep the charity’s costs low.”
Paul Lawrence, Senior Technical Support Manager at Dulux Decorator Centre, provided technical input by advising which paint products were best suited for the ward’s redesign, as well as working with the Staples Corner team to mix paint to required colours and picking up or delivering the paint to the ward.
He said: “We viewed the ward, understood which colours were to be used and then put together a technical specification for the contractors to follow and that's when we utilised products like the newly-launched Dulux Scuffshield.
“Performance and looking good for longer was a priority, hence why Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt sat really well as it’s a super-durable emulsion product for the walls which will keep things looking good for a long time.”
Andrew Cleaver, National Sector Manager at Dulux Decorator Centre, said: “The Nightingale Project is doing such outstanding work at making NHS buildings and wards pleasant spaces to be for staff, patients and visitors.
“Using the correct paint for this type of work is crucial. It’s really important to take into account the finish of the paint for the area and the patients which, in this case, meant using a highly durable matt finish.
“Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt fitted the bill perfectly for the main areas of the ward as, not only is it low sheen, but it is ideal for keeping high traffic areas looking good for a long time thanks to its durability. We totally support the ethos that the environment itself should also be considered part of the therapy within healthcare spaces, and that’s why we’ve created a range of evidence-based colour schemes that support the Procure22 Construction Framework, where schemes for Mental Health wards can also be accessed.
“We are also incredibly proud of the work our Dulux Decorator Centre in Staples Corner has done for such a deserving cause.”