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So good we're painting it twice: The undercoat is underway

Two volunteers paint a white undercoat over the museum's existing bright colours

It's not quite the Forth Bridge, but our volunteers have been working hard painting a thick white undercoat on the museum walls these last few weeks, before it is gone over in heritage colours

All the walls in the museum are having a white undercoat painted on them to kill the strong colours that were there before. It's amazing how much difference the undercoat has already made to the spaces, bringing light and a fresh look to our old favourite pieces.

For example, the black saddlery has been transformed by the coat of white. The dark colours of the exhibits and the original beams look even more striking against the fresh white colour. It's just waiting for its top-coat now.

The black saddlery has been transformed by the coat of white paint. The dark colours of the exhibits and the original beams look even more striking against the bright white

As well as the walls, a number of cabinets and display cases have been repainted too.

Here are the museum painting team taking a well-deserved rest in the sunny museum garden.

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The museum team take a break on benches in the sunny garden

Published: 04 Jun 2021