A luxury block of apartments on the west coast of Scotland has just been treated with a weather resistant coating from Andura

The coastal property at Chaseley Gardens, Skelmorlie in Ayreshire, has tremendous views across to the Isle of Bute, yet at the same time is in an exposed position when the weather changes. Only 600 metres from the shoreline, the 12 year old property in roughcast rendering had suffered salt damage, water run-off and staining over the years.

Andura registered applicator, Anchor Coatings, was commissioned for the project where they applied Andura Classic Smooth in the colour Polar White to the main building and Classic Smooth Autumn Cloud to the five penthouses. This high-performance coating provides water resistance from the outside, yet still allows water vapour to breathe out of the substrate. In total over 1000 litres of Andura Classic Smooth was used to cover more than 1500m2 of exterior walls of the property.

George Campbell, Managing Director of Anchor Coatings, explains “You can get all four seasons in one day in Scotland and that’s why we use Andura’s resin-based products. There were a lot of challenges on the project, not least of which were the high winds and driving rain which meant that the project took twice as long to complete. Whilst we are able to put scaffolding on one side of the building, we had to use an 85 metre high lift for the other side as access was difficult and this gave us the reach we needed to cover the whole building”.


Anchor Coatings was awarded the project following competitive tendering to the property residents and their property management company, Morison Walker. Derek Robinson, Property Inspector at Morison Walker, responsible for managing this project said, “It was a unanimous decision to use Anchor Coatings and the Andura coating, not only because it’s a proven material but that it has a longer warranty of 15 years.” He continued, “The finished result looks quite stunning and has made a lot of difference to the look of the property. The whole job ran very smoothly with no problems whatsoever and there was no remedial work to do at all. Anchor Coatings has done a great job. We couldn’t fault them at all.”

Anchor Coatings, which has 28 years’ experience in the exterior coatings industry, used a five stage process to achieve the final result. This involved wall preparation; masking of all doors, windows and surrounding paths and garden; restoration of any surfaces that require re-rendering; applying a priming coat to ensure adhesion of the final coating and then spray applying the final Andura Classic Smooth coating for a flawless finish. At this property in Skelmorlie, several cedar balconies had to be masked off as well as the windows, then re-applied after they’d been ripped off by the high winds.

Andura Classic Smooth is the ideal solution for protecting properties where they are more exposed to adverse weather conditions. It’s a high performance, breathable solvent-borne coating for protecting exterior masonry and concrete and has been formulated so that it can be applied in changeable conditions. It is typically shower-proof in under 30 minutes. This protective coating provides a smooth matt style finish and is available in 16 standard colours, with special colour matching also available.

Andura Classic Smooth creates a water-resistant barrier yet at the same time has excellent breathability allowing high levels of moisture to escape from the wall. It is a proven product and has been in use and on the market for over 20 years.

Andura provides a technical support package to engineers, architects, specifiers, end-users and contractors as well as training and on-site assistance.

Further information on Andura Classic Smooth coatings is available from Andura on 01869 240374 by emailing [email protected] or by visiting the company’s website at