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Express protection and polish for Perth overpass

Express protection and polish for Perth overpass

With places to go and people to see, the pedestrians of Perth's Victoria Park are now getting around faster with the gleaming new Mint Street Overpass. While foot bridges are usually more about purpose than polish, this one boasts a Dulux PC coating specification that will keep it looking sharp for many years to come.

Under contract with Main Roads WA, the IPMP Group was seeking a robust coatings solution with a quick turnaround time. Dulux PC Technical Sales Representative, Nathan Hines, delivered a custom specification for both the concrete and steel elements of the bridge.

He factored in UV exposure, corrosion, graffiti and the daily rigours of foot traffic to create a whole asset solution.

“The bridge couldn't be closed for too long, so we only had a small window to complete the floor coatings. The new Luxafloor Express range was the obvious choice to minimise downtime. It offers fast drying capability and can achieve a full cure in one day,” Nathan says.

A coat of Luxafloor Express Primer at 100 microns dry film thickness (DFT) was applied to the concrete surfaces, followed by two coats of Luxafloor FCF at 75 microns DFT. The pathways now have a uniform finish that will be able to handle a daily parade of walkers, cyclists, skaters and scooters.

The railings and other steel elements were primed with Durebild STE at 125 microns. This surface tolerant epoxy was developed specifically for Australian conditions and provides excellent protection against corrosion. The pigment rich, glossy topcoat was achieved with Weathermax HBR at 100 microns. This is a high build polyurethane that has excellent gloss and colour retention for a polyurethane under extreme UV exposure.

This vibrant overpass is providing a safe connection between the Albany Highway shopping strip and the Carlisle train station, as well as the local school. Dulux Protective Coatings is proud to contribute to these important initiatives.

Do you need an internal or external floor coatings solution with a fast turnaround? Discover more about the new generation Luxafloor Express range or speak to a Dulux Protective Coatings expert today.

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