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.
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.