Historical St Columba’s Church

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The Project

St Columba’s Church’s Long Tower is located in the heart of the city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The present church is built on a site that goes back as far as the 12th century. It began life in 1783 in a much smaller scale than seen today and opened its doors in 1788.

The interior and exterior intricate architecture has been brought back to life with our coating systems, such as Johnstone’s Smooth Metal paint for all the external metal work and Johnstone’s Trade Eggshell on the plastered surfaces. In addition, the gold-leafed intricate cornices and moldings were redecorated using Johnstone’s Trade Undercoat and Gloss, displaying how coatings can transform and re-invigorate even the most complex architecture. Michael McCann won Supreme Winner of the Johnstone’s Painter of the Year awards in 2016 for his work on the church. The finish provided by the high-quality coatings will be maintained for many years to come.