Iconic cinema restored to its former glory, using HMG's decorative range

25 January 2016

BY Paddy

Manchester based HMG Paints Ltd supplied a blockbuster system of paints for restoration of the historic, 92 year old Savoy Cinema in Stockport.

HMG Paints are the UK’s largest independent industrial coatings manufacturer and offer a vast range of decorative products, including emulsions, masonry paints and water resistant coatings. The range of products is especially versatile and easy to apply and has been specified for use on a number of new build, redecoration and historical renovation projects, including the regeneration of Manchester Central Library.

The luxury boutique cinema, based in Heaton Moor, reopened its doors in October 2015, almost a year after it closed for the extensive regeneration project. Owners Amanda and Tony Mundin masterminded the restoration, remodelling the foyer area, installing the latest digital projection equipment and providing a range of luxury seats.

A comprehensive system of elite products were specified for the renovation of the cinema, including KX Undercoat Primer, Masonry Coating, and Coach Enamel. Vinyl Matt Emulsion was also supplied, providing the interior with a luxurious, high opacity finish, and HydroCryl was specified to offer a waterborne topcoat alternative with excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.

The experienced colour team at HMG were able to create a suitably lavish palette of colours for the cinema decor, taking advantage of an on-site colour laboratory that houses the most sophisticated colour matching equipment available and a library that contains over 250,000 different shades.

Tony Mundin was thrilled with the outcome of the project and is excited to return The Savoy to its former glory. He said: “HMG contacted us early in the development by Twitter! We used their expertise to determine the correct paints to use in the various locations required and in the different finishes we wanted to achieve. Their emulsion was like painting with double cream – amazing and one coat gave great coverage” said Tony “We are very happy with the results and all our customers love the new Savoy!”

HMG Sales Director, Danny Cleary, and “Everybody involved in the renovation of The Savoy cinema should be extremely proud of what has been achieved in such a short space of time. The quality of paint finish throughout the building is superb and really showcases the versatile Decorative Range we offer to our customers.”

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