Eco Solutions Products Used on Lindisfarne Conservation Project

Trade Strip Paint & Varnish Remover is currently being used to remove old paint and distemper on a large conservation project at Lindisfarne 19th century castle. The scale of the conservation work is such that the Castle is closed to the public for eighteen months until April 2018.

Researched, developed and manufactured in the UK. Trade Strip paint and varnish remover is a revolutionary unique patented water-based paint stripper using “science not solvents” that is safer to its user and the environment than conventional hazardous solvents.

The Castle was given to the National Trust in 1944 and opened to the public in the late 1960s. Whilst repairs have been carried out in the last fifty years, there hasn’t been a major restoration done. With the build-up of many problems, caused by the age of the building, its exposed site, the fact that it is built in different sections, it was clear that major restoration work was needed.

The site of the Grade I listed building overlooking the North Sea means that it has been subject to the ravages of wind, rain and salt throughout its 460-year history. We carried out 18 months of conservation trials to find solutions to this wear and tear that would secure the future of the iconic building. As a result, the difficult decision was taken to close the Castle, in order to complete the necessary works safely and as quickly as possible within the tight spaces of this historic site.

This is a £3 million project, to secure the long-term future of the Castle. Visit Website

Photograph: A. Smith Decorators

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