Pliolite-based finish decorates the Berwick Lighthouse

28 September 2012

Pliolite-based masonry finish was used to give England’s most northerly lighthouse a new finish after years of exposure to the elements of the North Sea. Located in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the lighthouse was built in the early 19th Century. Johnstone Paints and Omnova Solutions teamed up to take the challenge.
Rust on the building was so severe that Johnstone’s specification team recommended the use of a primer, which was then overcoated with Johnstone’s Stormshield finish, based on Pliolite resins manufactured by Omnova.
Stormshield is a solvent-based paint, formulated for exterior masonry and available in a variety of colours. It provides a smooth matte finish that has good adhesion on previously painted or untreated porous surfaces. It is VOC compliant (containing less than 430g/l VOC). The Pliolite resins enable application at temperatures down to -5°C and become shower proof in 20min, allowing year round application.

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