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Protecting the Sydney Coliseum Theatre from Graffiti

Protecting the Sydney Coliseum Theatre from Graffiti

A shimmering white concrete curtain sweeping around the auditorium: that's how Cox Architecture describes the facade of the 2000-seat, 8000-square-metre Sydney Coliseum Theatre.

A new arts hub for Greater Western Sydney, the venue's iconic shape is created by 278 towering panels. While the vast pale concrete facade is certainly impressive, there were concerns it would offer a blank canvas for graffiti vandalism.

Dulux Surfaceshield HD was specified to protect the facade without altering its appearance. It was sprayed on in multiple wet coats using an elevated work platform (EWP).

"The clear penetrating sealer forms an invisible hydrophobic layer on the substrate, giving graffiti resistance to unwanted 'tags' that may occur," explains Joel Fernandez, Commercial Account Manager at Dulux.

Graffiti on surfaces treated with Surfaceshield HD can be removed using a combination of graffiti removal agents and hot water pressure.

The award-winning building boasts three foyers, seven bars, multiple entertaining areas, a VIP room, rehearsal space and an onsite commercial kitchen. The state-of-the-art retractable seating system can be reconfigured in just one hour.

With only 10 months to complete the job, Frank Forouzandeh from the Modern Painting Group arranged for an average of 20 painters to be on site every day, working around the schedules of builder Hansen Yuncken to deliver the project on time for client West HQ.

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