Aquinas College, Stockport, Cheshire

On site spraying of wooden cladding on external walls using the proven Sikkens system exterior two coat opaque painting system.

In June 2014, Cladding Coatings were invited to Aquinas College in Stockport to examine to wooden cladding which was deteriorating far quicker than anticipated. With the wooden cladding affixed to the colleges external wall, the main concern was water pooling on the drip sill detail which was then being absorbed up the full elevation. The cladding was also deteriorating and becoming damaged around nail heads and joints. Cladding Coatings first proposed solution was to cut the timber away from the sill to prevent contact with any pooling and then to treat the full elevation with an opaque coating system to achieve a uniform consistent finish throughout.

The next month this work was given the go ahead. The college had opted for an opaque coating system as opposed to a translucent system, to achieve a uniform finish they were looking for. We carried out a free sample using two coatings in the Sikkens product range, to which the college then confirmed their choice and renovation work could begin.

During the summer, the work was carried out to re-coat the college using the chosen Sikkens system. We protected the surrounds with masking tape, ensuring no paint run or dripping and used a scissor lift for access to the higher faces of the building. The work was carried out during the college’s quiet period, of the summer holidays. It is now completed and has a fresh face ready for the new academic year.

Wooden cladding solutions have recently been added to our services. We offer a range of coating solutions for a variety of different wooden cladding, see our ‘wooden cladding coatings‘ page on our services for more information on how we can treat your wooden cladding.