The exterior was restored with Porter's Mineral Paint — a premium silicate paint that provides unparalleled colourfastness and durability.
The iconic Palais Theatre in St.Kilda, Melbourne, has been host to many a great performer over the years. It is now set to be the star of the show and shine for many more to come with the exterior recently undergoing a much needed facelift. Porter’s Paints Mineral Paint has brought the exterior back to its original condition, colour and former glory.
Porter's Mineral Paint is a premium silicate paint providing unparalleled colourfastness and durability. Guaranteed for 25 years, with an expected life span of 30 years plus, this finish truly is the 'Rolls Royce' of exterior paints. Designed to be painted onto render and other unpainted masonry surfaces, Mineral Paint penetrates and chemically reacts with the substrate to 'petrify' — otherwise known as 'silification'. The result is that the cured paint forms an inorganic structure with a very strong bond to the substrate.
Built in 1927, the Palais Theatre is on the Victorian Heritage Register. Following a complete restoration of both the interior and exterior, the theatre was reopened in May 2017. Porter’s is proud to have played a part in the impressive restoration.
Credits: Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants