Press Release

The façade restoration of a center for disadvantaged children in South Florida won a PaintSquare Elevation Award in the Renovation/Retrofit category.

The award for the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) Children’s Ability Center restoration project recognized the outstanding use of coatings to enhance the appeal of a building renovation or retrofit, in terms of both aesthetics and functional value.

Coating contractor Restore Construction Group used NeverFade® Original Topcoat with Kynar Aquatec® to give the two-story, 43,000-square-foot facility in Sunrise, Fla., a fresh, welcoming new look and a 30-year extended service life. The company is a Certified Applicator for NeverFade® Coatings and was assisted on the project by Michael Roberts, owner of building products distributor Lazer Manufacturing and Distribution, and Paco Perez of Medallion Paint Center.

“After only five years of exposure in the intense heat, humidity, salt air and harsh sunlight of South Florida, the Children’s Ability Center showed signs of wear and tear,” said Norge Arnaiz, principal of the Restore Construction Group. “The colorful stucco façade – originally painted with an acrylic-based coating – significantly faded, chalked and deteriorated. The building owner was convinced that NeverFade® was the best solution for meeting their project goals.”

NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings with Kynar Aquatec® PVDF resin is a low-VOC, water-based, field-applied coating system that provides a superior factory-like finish. Its advanced formulation is engineered for extreme UV protection as well as resistance to algae, fungal growth, abrasion, dirt pickup and stains. Manufacturer APV Engineered Coatings offered a 15-year, transferrable product-and-labor warranty to the building owner. The warranty covers color fading and chalking, guaranteeing that NeverFade® will dramatically outperform other field-applied, high-performance coatings, even in extreme environments.

“Our intent was to be budget-conscious while providing a long-lasting, beautiful aesthetic,” said Michael Moran, Facilities Director at JAFCO. “The high-performance coating will not only retain its vibrant colorful appeal for a very long time but also provide significant cost savings by not having to repaint the facility every five years, which is a typical coating lifecycle in Florida.”

“For more than a decade, building owners and project specifiers have turned to NeverFade® Coatings to extend the life of their properties with minimal disruption,” said Erin Neff, director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “We are honored that industry professionals at PaintSquare recognize the sustainability, quality, and value of NeverFade® for lengthening the life of the building façade.”

About PaintSquare

PaintSquare provides total coverage of the architectural and protective and marine coatings industries. It offers the most comprehensive family of print and digital products serving the industrial and commercial coatings community.

About Restore Construction Group

Restore Construction Group is a leader in the condominium, hospitality and commercial high-rise repair, concrete restoration, painting, and waterproofing industry. The company also specializes in railing repairs, railing replacement, parking garage decks, plaza decks and pool decks.

About APV Engineered Coatings

Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner to some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit or Join the conversation by using #NeverfadeCoatings, #KynarAquatec and follow us @APVCoatings.

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