Dec 9th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Penrice Castle, Gower

Over the years Patrick Baty has helped with paint colour and technical matters

The present Penrice Castle was built in the 1770s by the neo-classical architect Anthony Keck for Thomas Mansel Talbot of Margam and Penrice. It is Grade I listed and one of the finest country houses in Wales.

Over the years I have helped with paint colour and technical matters. It was at Penrice that I first became aware of the curious phenomenon that occurs when a Brunswick green-painted surfaces is exposed to the weather – it goes blue! I have called this the “Penrice Effect”.

An example of the “Penrice Effect”

I have written about this here and have since encountered it on various other projects. The so-called “Hidcote Blue” produced by another paint company was in fact green.

A piece of painted wood from an outbuilding on the Penrice Estate

My family and I have enjoyed a number of holidays in various cottages on the estate.

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