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Sandtex Trade 365 Chosen for Hotel & Spa Winter Makeover

Sandtex Trade at Cottons Hotel and Spa

A video charting the story of a winter make-over at a prestigious Cheshire hotel, using a masonry paint specially formulated for use in adverse weather conditions, has been produced by Sandtex Trade.

Last year, the 4 star Cottons Hotel and Spa, in Knutsford, owned and operated by Shire Hotels, underwent a £500,000 interior re-fit followed by an exterior overhaul using Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint.

Painters from CLC Group Ltd spent eight weeks at the site, completing the exterior of the hotel complex with the masonry paint, which features high performance Pliolite Resin to combat difficult weather conditions.

Painter Dean Shepherd said: “Sandtex Trade 365 was chosen on the strength of its reputation and because any exterior paint job in winter needs to have a paint which you can apply in colder temperatures and wintry weather.

“It’s a product that has been good to work with as it’s nice to apply and gives great coverage.

“We used Sandtex Trade 365 in County Cream on the rough render walls and a complimentary Sandtex Trade 365 in Light Cotswold on the window surrounds.”

The hotel and spa is an elegantly-styled building with interesting architectural features and a number of secluded courtyards around the property.

Sandtex Trade 365 features exceptional adhesion, giving a long-lasting finish which has been independently certified by the British Board of Agrément.

With excellent opacity, Sandtex Trade 365 can be used on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards.

Sharon Smith, brand manager for Sandtex Trade, said: “Sandtex Trade 365 masonry paint has been specifically formulated for professionals to use in adverse weather conditions. The paint is rain-resistant in 20 minutes so can be applied when there is a slight threat of rain.

“Exterior paint work in winter can be a challenge, which is why Sandtex Trade 365 is an ideal product for winter use as it can be applied at temperatures as low as -10°C giving businesses the option of a make-over ahead of a busy tourist season.

“Sandtex Trade also has 15 years’ proven durability and that’s another advantage for businesses as it reduces the maintenance cycle, offering greater value for money as well as the versatility to schedule an exterior spruce-up at any time of year.”

Now, choosing the right Sandtex Trade product is easier than ever, with the launch of Crown Paints’ new specification website.

Available at www.crownpaintspec.co.uk the new site pulls together a raft of online tools and detailed information in a clear and concise format, to underpin a more selective, sustainable and speedier specification process.

Access to Crown Paints’ industry-leading services, including site specific surveys, the colour team and Sustainable Smart Maintenance is now just a click away.

This is backed up with the latest information in areas including relevant fire safety information and legislation, environmental details and case studies across various sectors – and products are listed in a dedicated resource area for quick and easy reference.

The website also includes Crown Paints’ popular PaintSpec Finder®, which delivers instant and technically-detailed specification plans for exterior and interior projects, through a user-friendly format.

This allows users to filter through a great deal of technical information to pinpoint exactly what Sandtex Trade products – as well as the other specification brands of Crown Trade and Sadolin - they need for their chosen projects.

PaintSpec Finder® then pulls together the specifications into a report, with a personalised cover sheet showing the customer’s name, the project and the user’s own details, which is then all ready for specifiers to hand to their client or add to their tender or reference documents.

For more details please contact the Crown Paints’ Specification Team by email below:

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