Those who live in Hilo, have you noticed the newly painted Naniloa Hotel? In this month's issue of Building Industry Hawai`i's article, "Paint Strategies: Blocking the Elements Critical," HPM was featured for supplying the Pratt & Lambert Pro-Hide Gold Exterior Latex Eggshell paint to begin restoring the hotel's exterior.
Ford Painting Pros Inc., from Oahu, began the restoration of the hotel in August. "[The hotel] hadn't been properly painted in 20 years," according to Ford Painting Pros Inc. president, Dean B. A. Ford. Being that Hawai`i gets hit hit with harsh environmental conditions like salt air, rain (especially in Hilo), vog and sun, Ford needed a paint that "has excellent coverage and dries fairly quickly." The Pratt & Lambert Pro-Hide Exterior paint does just that because it "contains additives to help deter the growth of mildew, which will repel fresh spores as the project finishes during the rainy December season."
The article also features several photos provided by HPM of the Naniloa restoration project and the Riverside Apartments in Hilo using Benjamin Moore Ultra-Spec Exterior paint.