Wimbledon: Peak performance
Wimbledon, a British cultural icon and a name synonymous with tennis played at the very highest level, and a global annual sporting competition that WOWs millions of people every year.
A Sporting Challenge:
Given the sheer volume of interest every year from the world’s press, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) need to ensure that the appearance of the club and grounds are in perfect condition each year. We’re incredibly proud that to achieve this they use Paintfinity. An honour and a privilege!
The Rules of The Game:
The objectives for the maintenance team at AELTC when selecting decorative products are:
1. TV Camera friendly. Surfaces must not reflect too much light which can cause glare.
2. Robust and hard wearing so that the club continues to look its best, at all times.
3. Quick, easy to apply and fast drying to allow maintenance and potentially re-painting to be undertaken within limited time slots during the tournament.
4. Nil odour with no potentially hazardous emissions that detract from the spectators and players enjoyment of the tournament.
Paintfinity was first chosen to provide paint for the annual redecoration in 2014, and has provided paint ever since. Each year you will see our paint around the grounds and throughout the buildings, ready to greet the international tennis stars, the worlds press and of course the almost 500,000 spectators that attend and the millions watching from around the world.
The products they use for these high traffic areas are Paintfinity Acrylic Low Sheen, Acrylic Satin and Acrylic Gloss. These are painstakingly mixed to Wimbledon’s unique trade-mark colours.
Every year the professional grounds maintenance team at AELTC achieve an excellent result. “It’s a good quality, hard-wearing paint. We use it on stair nosings for safety markings, floors, and walls in the Wimbledon Green on courts two and three. It's easy to touch-up and flashing does not occur. All products are water-based so dry quickly and the bonding qualities are really good.”
Mark Philpot, Painting & Decorating Supervisor, AELTC
If you would like more information on how Paintfinity could help with a refurbishment or redecorationget in touch on 01962 711640 or contact us below.