3M DI-NOC provides a makeover for competition winners

In January, Architextural launched the #YourFinishingTouch prize draw on social media, offering a £5,000 makeover using DI-NOC films for one local business.

The lucky winner was Earth Warriors, in Darlington, a food and lifestyle store specializing in sustainable, environmentally-friendly products.

Architextural, part of the William Smith Group 1832, helped deliver an eye-catching refurbishment over two days, in partnership with 3M-endorsed installer Harry Guy, from Redcar-based Sign Art.

Wrapping using 3M DI-NOC finishes meant the installation could be done during shop opening hours without any disruption to business, or loss of crucial revenue. Overall the entire refurb was completed in only two days.

3M DI-NOC installer, Harry recognized the importance of surface preparation, and day one was largely taken up with preparing the wall surfaces, conducting peel tests to ensure the product would adhere to the painted walls.  After rigorous cleaning, an alternative surface was decided upon, and plywood panels were added to the walls to ensure adhesion.

Day two went more smoothly and the installation was soon back on schedule. With all the prep work complete, customers could be welcomed into the shop without any major impact. The installer made sure to start with the sales counter, which was completed before the business opened to the public. The rest of the store was worked on systematically, leaving all displays and merchandise freely accessible.

Laura Phoenix, of Earth Warriors, said: “The architectural films give a high quality and expensive look whilst also being practical and easy to clean. We have a lot of loose products and liquids so the films have made the shop easier to clean without compromising on style.”

With over 1,000 patterns in the 3M DI-NOC range, there truly are endless design possibilities, making every surface a potential project. Architextural, part of William Smith Group are the UK’s largest architectural film stockist. Visit www.architextural.co.uk for more information or to request a sample.