October 21, 2010
marine paint trialled on Burnham-On-Sea's famous lighthouse
Burnham-On-Sea's iconic lighthouse has been given a fresh
coat of a specialised marine paint this week, which should mean
it won't have to be decorated as frequently in the future.
Contractors from Sedgemoor District Council have been using a
cherry picker and other equipment to paint the famous nine-legged
wooden building, as pictured here.
"Painting has been taking place this week and, until now,
it's always been done every three years," council spokeswoman
Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"However, we are currently trialling a new marine paint
that's used on other lighthouses which will hopefully mean it
won't have to be decorated so often."