LTP Blackstone turns back the clock at the George & Dragon in Dartmouth

LTP Blackstone turns back the clock at the George & Dragon in Dartmouth

September 2019

LTP has helped the George & Dragon restore the paving of its popular south-facing beer garden in Dartmouth.  The Kandla Black natural limestone paving – after just three years exposure to the Devon sunlight and weathering – had faded from its original ’black’ / dark grey to an innocuous light grey.  LTP’s Blackstone sealer and restorer was chosen to restore the stone’s dark finish and aesthetic contrast between the paving and white walls with grey/green structural steelwork and roof tiles.

The George & Dragon has been a public house for over 200 years and its large paved beer garden is next to and bordered by a historic natural stone wall, once the end of the former shipyards on the foreshore.

The Kandla Black limestone paving was originally laid in 2015.  As well as restoring the aesthetic and protecting the stone, the owners also wanted to make the paving easier to clean and remove food and drink spillages.  However, they did not want an unnatural, gloss finish, or a ‘wet-look’, which would then be quick to wear in trafficked areas, leaving a patchy result.  

LTP Blackstone is a safe, water-dispersed, impregnating, colour enhancing paving sealer that is applied in 2 to 3 coats - before being ‘cut-back’ with a dilute solution of LTP Powerstripper to give a uniform finish.  The treated surface can be walked on just four hours after the final application and can be returned to normal use within 1 or 2 days.

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