Crown Trade gives defence over the passage of time for historical town clock
For more than 60 years, the residents of Jarrow have looked up to the roofline of their historic town hall to catch the time on the building’s ornate clock tower.
The three-sided clock is attached to historic Grade II listed Jarrow Town Hall and has stood the passage of time for decades over the North East town.
Now the clock’s ornate metalwork is defended against the elements for years to come, with an intricate refurbishment project involving Crown Trade’s high performance coatings.
In works carried out by South Tyneside Homes Property Services Team, Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings High Performance Gloss for Metal has been used in red and white shades on the clock’s structure.
For optimum results, one coat of Crown Trade Protective Coatings High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer Undercoat was applied as a base layer, before the two protective topcoats of the high performance gloss.
Formulated specifically for use on exterior metals, the system will protect the clock for up to 10 years.
Crown Trade Protective Coatings High Performance Gloss for Metal has a range of tints available to order, and for Jarrow’s town clock the two shades applied – white for the body of the clock and red for the trims – creates a dramatic contrast.
And this colour will be maintained for the long-term, due to the UV resistant formulation of the system.
Gary Kirsop, Head of Property Services for South Tyneside Homes, said: “The team enjoyed working on the project, the paint was easy to apply and the clock is now protected for many years to come.”
Easy to apply, the paint is touch dry within four to six hours and can be recoated after 16 to 24 hours.
Debbie Orr, Crown Trade Senior Brand Manager, said: “The clock is an eye-catching feature of the town and it was important to offer exceptional defence against the elements for the long term, to preserve and protect it for years to come.
“This was particularly important as the clock is in an exposed location and is subject to adverse weather conditions.”
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