Johnstone’s Covaplus lights up Audi dealership

Johnstone's Trade - Audi Dealership Tunbridge Wells

The reduced flashing properties of Johnstone’s Trade’s improved Covaplus Vinyl Matt has helped a decorating firm deliver a stunning finish to a state-of-the-art Audi dealership in Tunbridge Wells.

Renaissance Professional Decorators Ltd, based in South Yorkshire, used more than 500 litres of the new formulation to ensure that the dealership’s vast expanses of walls and ceilings boast a finish free from flashing.

The new formulation was launched in 2014 after Johnstone’s listened to comments from decorators about the issues they have had to face when using all types of vinyl matt paints in recent years. They are prone to a patchy looking finish and visible overlap caused by the paint drying too quickly, especially at the edge. These issues are most prevalent over large areas and areas subject to critical lighting.

Johnstone’s listened to these concerns and developed a new formulation that has changed the way the industry thinks about vinyl matts.

The new formulation benefits from an increased open time which is allowing decorators more time to over roller back into a wet edge. This slower drying time helps to ensure a better finish and achieve a more even appearance. These benefits have combined to arm decorators with a product that they can trust to deliver an exceptional finish every time.

Nick Jones from Renaissance Professional Decorators said: “We couldn’t be happier with the application qualities and finish that we got from the Covaplus Vinyl Matt. This was a large-scale project so we needed to use a product we had full confidence in and that’s exactly what we got. The new formula is a real improvement and we would have no hesitation about using this product again in the future.”

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