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Peel Away paint removal system safely removes multiple coatings and lead paint

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article image Peel Away was used during the restoration of Christchurch Arts Centre

Two heritage buildings were restored to their original state using the Peel Away paint removal system during the refurbishment process.

Christchurch Arts Centre, New Zealand

The first project involved the restoration and refurbishment of the Christchurch Arts Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was badly damaged during the devastating earthquake of 2011. One of the major historical attractions in the city, the Art Centre covers three blocks; most of the buildings had suffered major structural damage during the earthquake.

The $260m refurbishment project was preceded by major consultation and planning involving the Government and committed stakeholders, and began in 2013. Considered one of the largest restorations in the world, the project included the removal of multiple layers of lead paint from internal brickwork, natural stone and timber frames using Peel Away’s paint removal system.

Heritage church at Garden Island Sydney

Built in 1887, the heritage listed church memorial building at Garden Island Sydney was refurbished in early 2012. Peel Away paint removal system was specified for the removal of multiple layers of old lead paint during the refurbishment. Located almost at the edge of Sydney harbour, the building was exposed to the very salty environment, necessitating the use of special water-based epoxy primer prior to repainting.

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