South Essex College

The large building, which was previously owned by a transport company, was in a state of disrepair and hadn’t been painted for over 30 years until the college started its series of exciting estate developments.

LG Decorating enlisted the help of Zinsser’s free specification service to ensure the correct paint was used on the walls, ceilings and metalwork, which had become coated in years of dirt and needed refurbishment. Zinsser’s Solvent-Based AllCoat Interior paint was recommended to ensure a long lasting finish and easy application.

Grease, dirt and smoke damage are all common problems faced by painters and decorators working in commercial environments on a regular basis. But as professionals across the UK have found, when it comes to fighting the battle against grime and a fast efficient system is required, Zinsser’s AllCoat is the weapon of choice.

AllCoat Solvent-Based is a 4-in-1 primer that is designed to be the ultimate interior refurbishment paint, sealer, stain blocker and finish. It offers exceptional sprayability and excellent coverage on practically any surface, meaning commercial spaces can be transformed literally overnight, saving both time and money. It’s also tintable to any BS4800, RAL or NCS colour using our CS2 colour mixing system.

The oil and dirt covered floor also needed refurbishment. Zinsser recommended a Blackfriar Professional system for the new engineering facility to be applied once the substrate had been suitably prepared and cleaned. The floor was primed with BlackFriar Epoxy Floor Primer, a water-based primer that promotes adhesion on difficult and well-worn surfaces, followed by Blackfirar High Traffic Floor Paint. High Traffic Floor Paint is an exceptionally hardwearing, high performance, easy-to-clean floor coating, ideal for indoors and outdoors use.

Luke Godden, Managing Director of LG Decorating LTD said “Zinsser AllCoat was a dream to work with and had the place looking clean and bright in no time. We were also incredibly impressed with the Blackfriar High Traffic Floor paint that was specified by Zinsser’s team for the floor. All in all, Zinsser’s products and specification service made our job much easier, saving both on time and labour.

“Now that the state-of-the-art site looks the part, it will provide students with a one-stop shop for all their education and training needs in motor mechanics and the construction trades.”

The Zinsser commercial specification service is offered free of charge, with our experienced team available to work with you at every stage of your project, from initial survey through to specification and application of coatings, providing on-site advice, training and technical assistance.