A 30-storey luxury residential tower, Sentinel stands tall in the heart of Surfers Paradise, on the foreshore of the
iconic Budds Beach. The building presents a striking symmetrical façade to the skyline of Surfers Paradise. It contains
a mix of two- and three-bedroom apartments on lower and mid floors, and whole-floor sub-penthouses on the upper levels.
All apartments are infused with luxury, providing a resort-style lifestyle for residents. Living spaces are generous,
and feature sliding glass doors with access to the large functional balconies, which possess commanding views out over
the Pacific Ocean.
The challenges presented by the repainting of such a prominent tower are partly specific to the coastal location, and
partly specific to the height and articulation of the building. Minimising disruption to residents and completing the
works without accessing apartment interiors was essential. As such, the painting process was handled by a team of up
to ten painters from Higgins Coatings, using a mix of swing stage scaffold and rope-work (abseiling), depending on the
part of the building being painted at any given time.
In addition to the above requirements, it was also important to have a product and application method that met certain
criteria. This included limiting paint flick from the rollers due to wind and preventing overspray during the painting
process. Maintaining a ‘wet edge’ was also important, as was the need to limit visible bands or shadow lines, allowing
for a smooth paint finish on all external surfaces, the majority of which were off-form concrete panels.
The Taubmans product selected and used for the exterior was Armawall Armashield. Armawall was an ideal product for the
project due to functional and aesthetic criteria: its high resistance to carbon dioxide penetration and salt penetration
were essential for the success of the project, and the aesthetic qualities ensured an attractive and durable satin
In addition to Taubmans products meeting the project’s high performance requirements, the service offered by the company
was second to none. As Paul Dolbel of Integrity Coatings said, “Taubmans was very diligent and took full ownership of
the project.” The service included the assessment of a range of key criteria, and took the form of regular site
attendance to ensure that the application standards were being met over the course of the fourteen-week project.