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Crown Turns Back Time

A range of products from Crown Paints’ portfolio of professional brands have been used to refurbish Cardiff’s iconic Roath Park Clock Tower, which dates back to 1915.

Members of Crown’s specification team collaborated  with Cardiff City Council and professional painting contractor JJ Williams (Painting Services) Ltd, to devise a cost-effective and high-performance paint specification for the redecoration of the famous clock tower. Originally created as monument to Captain Robert Scott and his companions who set sail from Cardiff on their ill-fated voyage to Antarctica in 1910, the clock tower has become a popular and recognisable part of the city’s heritage and stands proudly in the middle of Roath Park Lake.

The refurbishment of the landmark, which took approximately four weeks to complete, utilised various products across Crown’s  portfolio of professional brands, with Sandtex Trade 365 smooth masonry paint and Sandtex Trade X-Treme X-Posure used to repaint the main areas of the clock tower. Water-based masonry paint X-Treme X-Posure has been formulated for use in harsh weather conditions and combines a smooth matt finish with up to 20 years’ weather protection.

The clock tower’s exterior woodwork was refreshed using Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain, a flexible coating for protection against both the weather and water. Its microporous formulation flexes with the substrate in order to resist cracking, flaking and peeling.

Crown Trade Full Undercoat was used on the clock tower prior to the recoating, and the refurbishment was finished using Crown Trade Full Gloss.

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