Restoration of Wilderspin School
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/
Below are images of the school before any restoration work commenced. As you can see, it was in a real state.
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.
Wilderspin School after restoration
Here’s a few pictures of the school after the restoration work was done. The results are breathtaking.
We’d love to know what you think to the new Wilderspin School! Leave your comments below!