Paint Colour of the Year 2018 Predictions
Paint Colour Of The Year 2018

As we approach the last quarter of this year we look at the predictions for most popular colours for 2018.  Previously we have mentioned that colours do seem to go through stages. Just before the millennium a lot of cladded buildings and office windows were coated a dark blue colour. Around the millennium the most […]

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Why Does Paint Fade?
Why Does Paint Fade?

Paint failure on external elements of a building can become unsightly and affect the overall appearance. The initial and subsequent coatings used to provide an identity to a building through colour and it also provides a protective layer to the underlying substrate. The resulting degradation of the coating can affect how potential customers and tenants […]

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Steel Sculpture Re-Coated Onsite
Steel Sculpture Re-coated Onsite

Why was a Steel Sculpture Re-Coated Onsite? Another unusual project for us following the spraying of a London Bus. This time we were asked to electrostatically spray a steel sculpture on site in a warehouse in Enfield. This is the story of the steel sculpture re-coated onsite. The sculpture was being shipped and put on […]

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How the UK Weather Affects Coatings on External Facades
UK Weather Affects Coatings

The UK is prone to all weather conditions and in certain instances, these can be extreme. These weather conditions can cause damage to external coatings to facades on buildings throughout Britain and Northern Ireland. We look at how the UK Weather affects Coatings on the nation’s buildings and facades. Typical Weather Conditions for Regions in […]

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On Site Spraying of a London Bus
London Bus Onsite Paint Spraying

This was an unusual project for Vanda Coatings. Since we have been in business since 1997 we have been asked to spray a variety of items on-site, but never tasked with the spraying of a London Bus. We were contacted by a firm of architects and asked to re-coat a London Bus on site at […]

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How Bird Droppings Affect External Paintwork
bird droppings affect external paintwork on buildings

Bird droppings can prove to be a costly experience for commercial building owners. The effects of droppings can vary from unsightly areas on the building façade to complete corrosion of the paint surface. We look at how bird droppings affect external paintwork and the solutions available to remedy the problem. Why do Bird Droppings Cause […]

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How to Paint Plastisol Cladding
Plastisol Cladding

Cladding is an outer cover attached to the exterior of a building and is both decorative and functional in that it affects the image of a business and also protects the underlying building if in good condition. An enormous number of commercial buildings are clad and Plastisol corrugated metal is one of the most common […]

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Celebrating 20 Years in Business
Celebrating 20 years in business

This year we are celebrating 20 years in business. 2017 is the 20th year of trading for Vanda Coatings. To celebrate we have launched a new website to showcase our case studies and services. Our company has evolved from a small business, offering small deep cleans on Shell petrol stations, to working with main contractors on […]

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Faded Powder Coating
Faded Powder Coating

The appearance of aged powdered coated windows, doors and facades may show signs of significant fading. Powder coating can deteriorate at differing speeds dependent on conditions and if left without appropriate treatment may fail completely. We look at the causes of faded powder coating, how to prevent fading and options available for restoration. Why does […]

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Vanda Coatings Latest Accreditation
Our Accreditation

Our Accreditation Vanda Coatings have been very busy lately and we are pleased to announce that we have renewed our certification of SMAS, CHAS, Safecontractor and Constructionline to their list of accreditation. The latest development is that we have added NICEIC domestic Electric installer certification to the list and will be undergoing approved contractor testing […]

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