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Restoring Our Naval Heritage

Bagnalls | 13 July

It is a privilege to work on historic properties and even more so when beautifully crafted items such as these lanterns at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich are transformed to their former glory.  Thanks to the patience and skill of our directly employed craftsman painters these lanterns will now continue to be admired by many.

The lanterns were initially stripped back to their frames and painted to a bespoke Dulux Metalshield protective coatings specification.  Then 24 carat gold leaf was applied delicately to the crests and edges of these historic pieces.  They will soon be reinstalled within the square surrounding the King George II statue, in the centre of the grounds.

The restoration of the lanterns is just a small part of the painting and redecoration works that Bagnalls is undertaking at the Old Royal Naval College, last year we completed external painting works to the King William building and Phase I of the railings adjacent to the Cutty Sark.  This week we begin Phase II of the external railing redecorations to a large section of the college’s perimeter, then shortly after we will commence painting the windows to two elevations of the Queen Mary building.

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