Kimbell Art Museum – Polyaspartic coating to parking garage

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Polyaspartic coating of parking garage at the Kimbell Art Musuem

Polyaspartic coating on parking garage

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The world renown Kimbell Art Museum is known for both the value of the pieces it displays as well as the unique architecture housing its collection. Originally designed by legendary architect Louis I Kahn, the Texas based museum’s vaulted gallery ceiling projects natural light throughout the structure. This design provides for a very bright yet pleasant environment while not exposing any art to direct sunlight. Considered truly groundbreaking at the time of its construction, the Kimbell Art Museum remains the standard by which all new art galleries are judged.

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When famed Architect Renzo Piano was selected to design the addition to the museum that would bear his namesake, it was critical that every detail was expertly selected to compliment the original structure. Following a thorough evaluation process, HP Spartacote’s Sparta-Guard PURE™ polyaspartic floor coating system was chosen for the museum’s nearly 60,000 square foot entry and car park.


As the first impression that many museum goers receive at the new Piano Pavilion, the parking garage flooring needed to not only be functional but aesthetically appealing. The system consisted of a primer coat of HP Spartacote’s Hydro-Shield SL™ moisture mitigation primer, followed by 2 coats of custom pigmented Sparta-Flex® PURE™ Polyaspartic, Sparta-Flex® PURE™ polyaspartic stripes and markings, and a Diamond-Topp™ polyaspartic matt/antislip top coat.

As a below-grade parking structure, the Hydro-Shield SL™ moisture mitigation primer helped to protect the entire floor coating against moisture vapor emission. The 100% solids self-leveling chemically enhanced epoxy material was applied over a CSP-3 shot-blasted concrete surface profile for maximum adhesion. Following the primer coat, the application team installed two coats of a custom pigmented Sparta-Flex® PURE™. Selected specifically by The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the color represented a warm silver color which helped to compliment the lighting and overall environment of the garage.

Mid-Coats were followed by a series of elaborate floor stripes and markings using dark grey and green colored Sparta-Flex® PURE polyaspartic, which according to Reno Piano: “allowed the floor to breathe”. Finally, the entire floor was top-coated with HP Spartacote’s Diamond-Topp™ finish. This polyaspartic top-coat system provides maximum durability while leaving a lightly textured matte finish.

In conjunction with the application team, Southwest Industrial Services, HP Spartacote was pleased to delver the exact look the architect desired, while providing a durable floor coating system with minimal maintenance. The rapid-return to service nature of the material allowed the contractor to complete the project within the constrained timeline required to meet the grand opening deadline. For more information on this project or to discuss specifying your next project, please contact us today.

This polyaspartic coating project profile courtesy of HP Spartacote our US supplier.


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