Thanks Thanks:  7
Results 1 to 29 of 29

Thread: Trig prepping and painting.

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Thumbs up Trig prepping and painting.

    So.... there's this local trig that's tatty and for ages I've been thinking it could do with a lick of paint. Adopt-a-trig is no longer active so thought it was a lost cause.

    This morning I decided to find out whose land it's on, £4 later, found out it was the local MDC. Fired of an email with my request and expected to be passed from pillar to post.

    Within half an hour the phone rang, gist of the conversation:

    "Hi I'm the ranger covering the area. You want to do... err... what?"
    "Paint the trig!"
    "Errr... why?"
    "It's tatty and I like trigs"
    (Sound of shrugging)
    "You're not going to like... dig it up or anything?"
    "Nope, paint it!"
    "Fine by me, go ahead, thanks, it's a mess!"

    So... Any advise? Wire brush and masonry paint or any better ideas?

  2. #2
    nobbynobbs Guest

    Default

    scrubbing brush and soapy water to start. you never know how good it'll come up with just that.
    then like you say, masonry paint.

    but then i know nothing about DIY

  3. #3
    RuberyBlue Guest

    Default

    Was looking to do the same for my local Trig - I await answers to your questions!!

    RB
    KRO!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    14

    Default

    I think Alibags probably has the best idea....

    wire brush to remove all the flakey bits, soft brush to remove all the loose dirt, use a primer, for example PVA adhesive and then use a suitable exterior gloss
    Although I like MrsB's idea about painting it Camo.

    I would pay to see a trig like that!

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rutson View Post
    the local MDC.
    What's one of those?

    I've considered doing this too, but guerilla style.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rutson View Post
    So.... there's this local trig that's tatty and for ages I've been thinking it could do with a lick of paint. Adopt-a-trig is no longer active so thought it was a lost cause.

    This morning I decided to find out whose land it's on, £4 later, found out it was the local MDC. Fired of an email with my request and expected to be passed from pillar to post.

    Within half an hour the phone rang, gist of the conversation:

    "Hi I'm the ranger covering the area. You want to do... err... what?"
    "Paint the trig!"
    "Errr... why?"
    "It's tatty and I like trigs"
    (Sound of shrugging)
    "You're not going to like... dig it up or anything?"
    "Nope, paint it!"
    "Fine by me, go ahead, thanks, it's a mess!"

    So... Any advise? Wire brush and masonry paint or any better ideas?
    Wouldn't bother with the wire brush but Liane would recommend Stardrops slap it on, probably as much about masking as painting. Would be cool to paint the top metal bit in glow-in-the-dark though

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    What's one of those?

    I've considered doing this too, but guerilla style.
    Metropolitan Borough Council

  8. #8
    j.i.wilson Guest

    Default Painting a Pillar

    At OS we would first give the pillar a good brushng iwth a wire brush. The aim is to remove all falking paint and any loose cement.

    Sometimes we then gave it a quick wash - if it water was nearby!!

    We then used Snowcem. Not sure if this is still available.

    I would imagine some of the more modern masonary paints are superior to Snowcem. Any colour you like as long as its white.

    Don't forget that the pillar will be more visible and hence attrecat more attention. OS intentionally left many pillars to avoid undue attention.

    When I did it I usually masked off the FB and spider because I am useless with a paint brush. These days I would also use a dust sheet to avoid spillage and drips on the surrounding ground.

    Good luck

    Ian

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Land of the Bear and Ragged Staff!
    Posts
    850

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j.i.wilson View Post
    When I did it I usually masked off the FB and spider because I am useless with a paint brush.
    Please, no paint on the Flush Bracket or Spider!

    But, Good Luck!
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
    Walking and Caching in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire areas

  10. #10
    Sagina nivalis Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    Please, no paint on the Flush Bracket or Spider!
    Hear Hear! Nice idea. Take some piccies for T:UK

  11. #11

    Default

    I noticed by chance that someone has recently taken a brush to Crook Rise Crag Top - a coincidence? Looks good anyway


  12. #12
    Sagina nivalis Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Would be cool to paint the top metal bit in glow-in-the-dark though
    Sacrilege

    Coomb Dod could do with some TLC once you've got your hand in (and a few hundred others).

    Nice to see some "new" names here

  13. #13
    RuberyBlue Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagina nivalis View Post
    Sacrilege

    Coomb Dod could do with some TLC once you've got your hand in (and a few hundred others).

    Nice to see some "new" names here
    I maybe wrong but 'Coomb Dod' will probably need a touch of concrete as well!

    RB
    KRO!

  14. #14
    Sagina nivalis Guest

    Default

    Certainly could do with some specialised TLC, as could a few around there.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Please don't paint it this colour white
    John
    Age and treachery will always triumph over youth and ability.

  16. #16
    Sagina nivalis Guest

    Default

    Seems to ring a bell - remind me ?

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagina nivalis View Post
    Seems to ring a bell - remind me ?
    TP3411 - Gore Heath
    John
    Age and treachery will always triumph over youth and ability.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Smile Been and gone and done it :)





    Oh and John, the paint on the FB was there before we took a brush to it!

  19. #19

  20. #20

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Default

    And now it's a YoSM too :-)

  21. #21

    Default

    Nice one.:socool:

  22. #22
    Sagina nivalis Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rutson View Post
    And now it's a YoSM too :-)
    Surely too new-looking to be "olde" Nice work!

  23. #23
    RuberyBlue Guest

    Default

    Does permission need to be sought to do this sort of thing?

    RB

  24. #24

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RuberyBlue View Post
    Does permission need to be sought to do this sort of thing?

    RB
    I asked the OS, they said it was fine as long as the landowner agreed. See my original post, the land-owner agreed

  25. #25

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    63

    Default

    http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/News/Pre...pr3063.htm?v=1

    Trig Point

    Ref: PR 3063
    Date: 27/06/2011

    Heath Common which lies near the Georgian village of Heath is now home to a restored triangulation point (trig point).

    Before the days of electronic aids trig points were a tool used by surveyors as a frame of reference for surveying the country, assuring that all boundaries, roads and bridges were accurately located.

    Early this year, Ian Rutson approached Wakefield Council asking permission to adopt and restore the trig point on Heath Common. With the help of his two sons Oliver and Alex, they undertook the task of repairing the trig point. Restoration works being completed in May.

    One of 6,577 points across the UK the Heath Common Trig Point has now been restored to its former glory.

    Heath Common was saved from enclosure by a few people but probably the most famous being Charles Waterton, the naturalist, who wrote, “It is beautiful in nature’s wildest charms”. He is also credited with creating what is thought to be the World’s first nature reserve at nearby Walton Hall.

    ENDS

  26. #26

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    We(s)t Cumbria
    Posts
    42

    Default

    I've always wondered who did this: http://trigpointinguk-photos.s3.amaz...051/P51238.jpg and why.

  27. #27

    Default

    S3875 Billing Hill was also a funny colour for a while, but has now been fixed.

  28. #28
    TomL Guest

    Default

    Doesn't blend well in that green.

  29. #29
    TomL Guest

    Default

    White works though.

    (Apologies for 2 inane posts as I need to make 5 posts to be able to post some spam er trig links ;0)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •