An historic advertising sign has been recreated at a living museum in County Durham with the help of Sandtex products.
Herron’s Bakery is the latest addition to the collection of historically significant buildings which form part of Beamish, The Living Museum of The North.
Eddie Rodger, a sign-writer from Gateshead, was commissioned to take on the project. He said: “It was a challenge. The wall of the building was really rough, almost like sprayed-on concrete and I had to work around the scaffolding that was up while the roof was rebuilt, so it was tricky to get some of the lettering done, particularly as it was on an angle.
“I used Sandtex Trade High Cover Smooth in terracotta and brown colours for the detailed work, as I knew the mural needed to last for a long time without re-painting and that after 15 years it would not have lost any of its quality or impact.”
A water-borne protective finish, Sandtex Trade High Cover Smooth can be used on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards and has 15 years’ guaranteed durability.