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Brisbane River beacons add lasting colour to city entrance

Brisbane River beacons add lasting colour to city entrance

For asset managers and outdoor artists, the creation and maintenance of public art involves two big considerations: UV protection and graffiti resistance. Incorporating these factors into the installation can help ensure an outdoor artwork continues to make the desired impact.

For 10 new beacons lining the Brisbane River waterfront, Dulux PC recommended Duration T80. This water-based fluoropolymer topcoat offers excellent colour retention over extended service periods. As well as properties that help prevent graffiti from bonding to the surface, it provides greater UV protection than traditional polyurethane topcoats.

Artist Kenji Uranishi created his 'Magnificent Flying Machines' beacons as part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade. They were commissioned by the Brisbane City Council to encourage exploration of the riverside walkway and create a high-impact entry to the city from the airport.

Dulux Protective Coatings Technical Sales Representative Manoli Hnoudis recommended a priming coat of Durebild STE for barrier protection followed by a roller coat and final spray coat with Duration T80.

Duration T80 has a very low VOC content of only 23 grams per litre, making future maintenance safer and easier.

"Being water based, low VOC, low odour and fast drying, this topcoat is ideal for public assets in busy locations. Any touch-ups can be undertaken with minimal impacts to the environment and community," Manoli explains.

Duration T80 can be tinted in over 5,000 colours in a satin or gloss finish. Manoli worked with the artist to supply the exact shades in a satin finish. He also supported Albert Smith Signs through the application process.

Get in touch with Dulux PC to choose the best graffiti and UV solution for your outdoor assets.






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