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Wilderspin School Restoration

Restoration of Wilderspin School

Back in 2009, we supplied Earthborn natural paints, as well as lime to a local school restoration project.

The school (located in Barton-Upon-Humber), just a few miles north of Lincolnshire lime, is now a museum.

‘The Wilderspin National School was built in 1844 and was championed by the educational pioneer and teacher Samuel Wilderspin who designed, equiped and taught in the school.

The school closed in 1978 and fell into disrepair.  Restoration of the School was completed in 2009 and now stands as a celebration of the life and work of Samuel Wilderspin, for the benefit of the people of Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire and elsewhere.’ http://www.wilderspinschool.org.uk/

Before Restoration

Below are images of the school before any restoration work commenced. As you can see, it was in a real state.

Run Down Wilderspin School
The school before it was restored.
Wilderspin School in disrepair
Wilderspin school in a state of disrepair
Wilderspin School Interior pre restoration
Wilderspin School interior prior to repairs

Why natural paints were used for the restoration of the school

The school would have been originally painted with natural paints – and the main goal for the restoration project, was to keep everything as original as possible. Samples were carefully taken from the walls by scraping away at the paint, until the first coat of paint on the wall was visible. The first coats were then given to us, where we then replicated the colour with Earthborn Natural Paint. Below is an image of one of the rooms painted with a colour we replicated. Earthborn called it ‘Muddy Boots’, and it is available to purchase from our online store.

Earthborn Muddy Boots Paint
The colour ‘muddy boots’ by Earthborn
earthborn muddy boots paint
Walls painted with Earthborn ‘Muddy Boots’ paint

Wilderspin School after restoration

Here’s a few pictures of the school after the restoration work was done. The results are breathtaking.

Wilderspin School after restoration work
The new Wilderspin School
Wilderspin School Classroom
Newly restored classroom
breathable paint for school restoration
Like going back in time – beautiful & traditional room
Wilderspin school after repair work
Shhh!! Stunning room painted with claypaint

We’d love to know what you think to the new Wilderspin School! Leave your comments below!

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