Addington Childrens Hospital built in 1928 was the first hospital for children on the African continent. The hospital closed for 28 years and fell into disrepair before a series of restoration projects were undertaken. Smith & Winfield  are painting the exterior of this and associated buildings. We are proud to be part of the current work to restore these buildings to useful purpose. 

Painting by Smith & Winfield

Addington Childrens Hospital painting done by Smith & Winfield

Due to proximity to the sea, Durban foreshore buildings have a notorious reputation of being situated in one of the most aggressive environments. High pressure water blasting has been an essential substrate preparation, with rinsing surfaces in-between coats. Paint does not like salt.  Neglecting to do this preparation adequately is a primary cause of future paint failure.