Repainting statue of Vulcan
Project: Repainting statue of Vulcan, Roman god of the forge
Customer: Vulcan Park and Museum , City of Birmingham
Special challenges: Access and rigging on the 56-ft. tall statue on its 124-foot WPA-era sandstone pedestal, and working around Vulcan’s schedule as a popular destination for tourists and school children, as well as a venue for corporate parties, events and weddings.
Scope: Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world. The project scope was to prime peeling places on the statue and give it a complete refresher coating; and to clean and seal the leaking, porous, sandstone pedestal, through which rain from storms was causing damage to the inner staircase and marble lobby.
Awards: Vulcan Painters was awarded a George Campbell Award from SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings.