Iconic Hatteras lighthouse getting paint job

Iconic Hatteras lighthouse getting paint job

Credit: National Park Service

Progress continues on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse painting.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 2:35 PM

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on North Carolina's Outer Banks is being spruced up.

Painters will be applying new paint and sealant to the candy-striped lighthouse during the next few weeks. That's done about every decade or so.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/1kOGI9q0 that a crew from H.I.S. Painting in Titusville, Florida, will roll about 455 gallons of paint and coatings onto the lighthouse.

They are applying a sealant, a primer coat and two finishing coats. Painters do the work on a scaffold suspended from the top of the seven-story lighthouse.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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