Salts and Vinegar
New Christmas Flavours in the church
Tom Hillocks, painting expert (pictured with David Alston), has been advising the conservation team on repainting the church - what paints to chose, how to apply them and how to make sure that colour doesn’t leak through from older paintwork.
Up in the coombs the older paint had a dusting of powdery pigment on the surface, and this is where the vinegar comes in. Tom recommended a wiping down with vinegar to wipe of the loose particles and fix the paint below.
Salts have been causing a bit of a problem in some patches of the church as they come through the walls and new plasterwork.
This can be difficult to cure - but Tom had a recommendation - vinegar again ...It has been applied for a few days now, and so far things are looking good.
If the season’s festivities are leaving you a bit tired, try a relaxing bath with a splash of cider vinegar. For this and many other tips on using vinegar take a look at http://www.vinegartips.com - enjoy!