Athletic stadium win for HMG Paints

The UKs largest independent paint company HMG Paints deserves a lap of honour after a suite of its products were used to refurbish a rusting spectators stand at Plymouth athletic stadium.

Rabart Decorators Centres worked with HMG Paints to provide the detailed specification needed to tackle the corroded structural steel beams of the stand.

Once the area was prepared with a thorough clean to remove all loose material Ferrozinc Rust Convertor was used to tackle any remaining rust.  This was followed by a coat of HMG’s BDX Synthetic Primer, a high-build, anti-corrosive alkyd primer and then two coats of C71 Speedline, a high quality, single pack synthetic alkyd topcoat enamel.  


‘We’ve worked with HMG Paints for about three years,” explained Peter Bird, Area Sales Manager for Rabart in Devon. “Everyone using it loves the products. It’s my go-to system for jobs involving metal and offers good protection against the local environment.

The products were brush and roller applied for this job although spray is also possible dependent on the situation.

Rabart is one of the largest independent family firms of decorators’ merchants still operating in the South West and South Wales. “Because we’re independent and not tied to specific manufacturers we can offer advice on the best products to use for each particular job,” says Peter.

“We are pleased to welcome Rabart and Peter to the network of distributors and look forward to working with them on future projects”, says James Burton of HMG Paints.


The refurbishment of the spectators’ stand was undertaken by Plymouth-based JNE Construction on behalf of Plymouth City Council. The job completes an upgrade of the City of Plymouth Athletics Club’s Brickfields Complex which has now benefitted from a re-laid six-lane track, a new announcers hut, perimeter fencing and throwing circle.

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