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Revamped Theater is Top of the Bill

Akzo Nobel products have helped to restore a century-old theater, which was once earmarked for demolition, back to its former glory.

A century-old theater is looking resplendent once again after Akzo Nobel products were used to help restore its elaborate façade.

The Gaiety Theater and Opera House on the Isle of Man—a small island in the Irish Sea—has been coated with Sandtex Trade 365, an all-weather masonry paint which provides a high quality weather resistant finish.

The product was chosen by the Isle of Man’s Department of Tourism and Leisure because it will provide the exterior of the Victorian building with a durable, high quality finish capable of withstanding severe weather conditions for up to 15 years.

Built in 1893 as a large pavilion then redesigned and opened as a theater in 1900, the Gaiety—situated in the capital, Douglas— was earmarked for demolition in 1968 but was saved by the Isle of Man government and has since undergone extensive refurbishment.

(Released: December 30, 2002)

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