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May 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (5) – Gloss Finishes

Gloss Samples – Page Two

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s – Parsons’ Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a ‘prompt’ for posts dealing with Imitation Stone Paints, Permanent Greens and Gloss Enamel Finishes.

Parsons' Decorative Finishes - Cover
Thomas Parsons’ Decorative Finishes

The book is divided into 17 sections and it is the first three that will be considered in this post which looks at the gloss finishes offered by Thomas Parsons’ at the time. Some of these gloss finishes were classed as enamels and these have been discussed in an earlier post. In this second part I will cover the gloss paints themselves and these were:

The rest of this essay has been removed after six years. You can now read more about this in The Anatomy of Colour, published by Thames & Hudson and available from John Sandoe (Books).

Papers and Paints can be found here for 1930s colours:

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Kirsten TraversNo Gravatar » 16. May, 2011

So helpful Patrick! Thanks for getting this out there!

PatrickNo Gravatar » 16. May, 2011

That’s okay. I think that by the time I have worked my way through the book I will be much clearer on paints from the period.