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Appealing Painters check out the finished work.

Lawrence Museum looking like new

The Lawrence Museum has had a well-earned facelift. The 1930’s former 2NR Broadcast Station is now looking brand new.

The imposing building is now bright white again, bordered by federation green. The preparation for the new paintwork was the key to the great finish. President Robert Forbes, explained, “We chose Appealing Painters to do the work, they were committed to undertake the preparation required, and provided a top quality finish”.

Appealing Painters, proprietor Scott, said they were pleased to have the opportunity to work on the heritage listed building. “It was a great project, we enjoyed working on the museum”, Scott said.

“Appealing Painters were flexible, friendly, and hard working,” said Rob, “we are delighted with finished result.”

As well as painting the exterior, the asbestos roof of the museum, has also been professionally sealed.

“The roof was a concern for us,” Rob explained, “but we had the roof assessed and the recommendation was that it should be sealed. We found Asbestos Roofing Solutions, from Picton, seemed to have a very good understanding of the process. Again, they were very professional and completed the work very quickly.”

“The building has been here for over 80 years, and we hope this will last another 80 years.” Rob added.

Members and volunteers are very proud of the newly painted white building with its ‘monument grey’ roof. It provides a great welcome for visitors.

The funding for the painting and the roof sealing is part of the NSW Government Regional Cultural Funding grant to the Lawrence Museum for upgrading facilities. The next stage will be to replace the broken concrete driveway.

The Museum is open to visitors Tuesdays 9am – 1pm and weekends 1pm – 4pm.

Preparation work on the main entrance.