Johnstone’s Stormshield Pliolite Based Masonry Finish has been used to create a smooth, new look for the exterior of Wembley’s Holiday Inn.


The decoration works, carried out by Whittle Programmed Maintenance Ltd, restored the exterior of the 45-year-old hotel, which had not been renovated since it first opened its doors back in 1970.


The hotel, which is just a short walk from the iconic Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena, is comprised of 10 storeys, and Whittle’s decorators worked from mobile hoists to apply a finish that has revitalised the building’s appearance, and protected it against the elements.


The Whittle team used Johnstone’s Two Pack Adhesion Promoting Primer to prepare the previously unpainted concrete walls, before applying Johnstone’s Stormshield Pliolite Based Masonry for the finish.


The Pliolite Based Masonry offers a smooth, matt finish and excellent adhesion, as well as high performance when used on buildings that are exposed to rain and wind.


In addition, Johnstone’s Single Pack Primer, which has excellent anti-corrosive properties, was applied to the powder-coated metalwork before being top coated with Johnstone’s Semi-Gloss, in a colour matched to the green of Holiday Inn’s logo, to provide lasting protection against corrosion.


Inclement weather conditions, combined with the height that decorators were required to work at, made the redecoration project a difficult one for the Whittle team to carry out, and much of the work was completed using electric power cradles and ‘cherry picker’ elevated work platforms.


Thanks to the quality of the products used, and the perseverance and hard work of the decorators, an outstanding finish was achieved, on budget and on time.


Andrew Simpson, operations manager at Whittle Programmed Maintenance Limited, said: “We are delighted with the finished appearance and colours. The materials used allowed for greater flexible working at a time of year when weather played a significant role in the programme.


“This showpiece project has allowed us to approach other Holiday Inns with an excellent representation of what can be achieved when the manufacturer, contractor and client work together collaboratively.”


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