A host of products from Johnstone’s have been used to help restore Portsmouth F.C.’s Fratton Park stadium to its former glory.
The stadium had fallen into disrepair after years of financial strife for the League Two club, but after being taken over by the Pompey Supporters’ Trust in April 2013 a decision was made to invest in the club’s infrastructure, starting with the famous
A refurbishment programme got underway shortly after the takeover, which includes replacing seats, doors, windows, fixing the floodlights and a whole host of decorating.
The decorators have been aided significantly by the performance qualities of products from Johnstone’s range. These included Covaplus Vinyl Matt, for its washable finish with excellent opacity and coverage, Stormshield Smooth Masonry in team colour Pompey Blue on brickwork, Flortred for flooring areas and Smooth Metal Paint to protect metal
barriers in the lower North and West Stands.
Scarcely a single area of the stadium has not come under the scrutiny of a paint brush, with the walls on the West Stand, North Stand, lower concourse, tunnel and players’ lounge now boasting a fresh new look.
Bud Abbott, maintenance manager at Portsmouth F.C., said: “We had no hesitation in using Johnstone’s products when we were given the green light to decorate the stadium. The quality of the paint is second to none and we can rest assured that the products we have selected will keep the stadium looking fresh for the foreseeable future.
“To date, we have decorated around 50% of the stadium so there is still a long way to go, but with the dedication and commitment of the club’s staff and the excellent products from Johnstone’s, we know we’re in safe hands.”
Portsmouth FC’s use of Johnstone’s products shows the continuation of a strengthened relationship between the Johnstone’s brand and football clubs. Johnstone’s sponsorship of the Football League Trophy is building a clear loyalty which will hopefully continue for many years to come.