Leading specialist woodcare brand Sadolin brought a splash of colour to the great outdoors for the pupils of St Georges CE Primary School in Bromley, Kent.
The colourful playground was the brainchild of TV gardener Danny Clarke, with Orpington Crown Decorating Centre donating 12 litres of Sadolin Superdec, an opaque, water-based woodcare paint that offers vibrant colours and lasting protection.
A team of volunteers applied the paint in an eye-catching repeating stripe pattern, using light blue, pink, orange, yellow, purple and white colours – all from Sadolin Superdec’s core colour collection – on the playground’s wooden picket fence, the timber that forms the raised beds in the school’s garden, and even on recycled tyres that the school used as planters.
The use of colour was key to the vision of the project, which looked to transform a dreary outdoor space into a stimulating and fun science garden where the children of St Georges can learn as well as play, long into the future. This made Sadolin Superdec the ideal choice, thanks to its high pigmentation and choice of over 300 colours.
The choice of Sadolin Superdec for this project is part of an uptake in the popularity of opaque woodstains, as shown in industry sales data from the British Coatings Federation (BCF). This is driven by the trend for using vibrant colours outdoors, itself an extension of the trend for ‘feature walls’ and the like indoors. What’s more, the newly decorated playground will stand the test of time: Sadolin Superdec creates a solid colour finish which is weather resistant to UV light and water – meaning long-lasting colour retention.
Commenting on the project, Sharon Smith, Sadolin brand manager, said: “The variety of contrasting and complementary colours used in the project utterly transformed the outdoor space, and shows what an impact the use of an opaque woodstain can have.
“The school was looking for a vibrantly-coloured woodstain which would be suitable for a variety of surfaces, including both new and weathered timber, and Sadolin Superdec’s formulation means that it provides a superior finish on almost any wooden surface. The product will stand the test of time meaning that successive year groups will be able to enjoy this colourful space in the future.”