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Bradite proves a boon for community café

Bradite’s One Can has helped create a bright, airy and welcoming atmosphere in a South Croydon community venture. Boon Café Croydon was conceived, in the words of its founder Georgina Arsalides, as “a space for families to enjoy, a place for groups to meet and new friendships to form.”

The non-profit enterprise has been transformed in appearance thanks to One Can paint, 50 litres of which were donated by Bradite.

“While putting together our vision for Boon, we saw Bradite One Can and were able to choose a beautiful sky blue colour in their RAL colour range.” says Georgina. “Bradite was happy to gift the paint which we are so very grateful for, and the vision came to life.”

Friends joined Georgina to do the decorating. “I was amazed at the coverage and how far the paint went. All the painting volunteers found the paint easy to use and were equally impressed with the two-coat prime and paint system.” She adds: “we had a quick turnaround of the renovation period, and the fact that the paint dries quickly and doesn’t have a strong odour was hugely beneficial. It was great that we didn’t have an overpowering smell whilst painting, which made the process more enjoyable and comfortable!”

Boon Café provides a hub for community activity and, in addition to the teas, coffees and tasty cakes, provides space for family storytelling, creative workshops and parties. And the colour scheme has not gone unnoticed. Georgina says: “I have had so many compliments on the colour of the room. People have been asking where it’s from, as they want to redecorate their house in the sky blue!” 

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