Category : Paint Technical

Walpamur colour card
Nov 15th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 47 Comments

Walpamur

I have already written about two other significant brands of Water Paint in the twentieth century - Thomas Parsons' Parlyte Water Paint and Duresco - the 'King of Water Paints'. However, it is perhaps Walpamur, the...

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Duresco Colour Card
Nov 7th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 12 Comments

Duresco – King of Water Paints

Duresco - the King of Water Paints "DURESCO on your Walls will bring DIGNITY, FRESHNESS and BEAUTY to your Home". At the very beginning of the twentieth century it was announced that: The Guildhall, London...

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Gloss samples 3
Nov 1st, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (15) – ‘PARSONLOID’ Cellulose Lacquer

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 Water...

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Parsons' Water-Tex Paint - some effects
Oct 31st, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (14) – ‘WATER-TEX’ Plastic Paint

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 Water...

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Parsons' 'Mosaico' Metallic Paint
Oct 11th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (13) – ‘Mosaico’ Metallic Paint

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...

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Chinoiserie - Flowers
Sep 4th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 8 Comments

Gilt Leather

Gilt Leather - probably English. Second quarter of the 18th century "The distinct relief in which the patterns could be embossed, the brilliancy of colour of which the leather was susceptible, the high burnish which...

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Oxford Ochre ground in a mortar
Aug 25th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Oxford Ochre

Ochre In common with that other family of pigments dug out of the ground, the umbers, those that were designated ochres saw constant use in house-painting from the earliest times. Not only were they readily...

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Thomas Parsons' Parso-Glaze samples stippled
Jun 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (10) – Scumble Glaze

'Parso-Glaze' Samples - Stippled 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'...

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Thomas Parsons' 'Parlyte' Water Paint samples 2
Jun 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (9) – Water Paint

Parlyte' Water Paint Samples - Page One 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...

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Colour samples of Thomas Parsons Flat Finishes 1930s 1
May 29th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (8) – Flat Finishes

Flat Finishes Samples - Page One 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'...

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