Category : Paint Technical

Samples of Concrete Paint produced by Thomas Parsons & Sons in the 1930s
May 22nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (7) – Concrete Paint

Concrete Paint Samples 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...

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Antimonic samples
May 15th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (6) – Antimonic Paint

Antimonic Samples 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...

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Gloss samples 3
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...

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Thomas Parsons' - Gloss Samples 1
May 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (4) – Gloss Enamel Finishes

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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Thomas Parsons' Longfield Greens
May 8th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (3) – Permanent Greens

Longfield Permanent Greens 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 a...

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Thomas Parsons' - Parso-stone Samples
Apr 26th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (2) – Imitation Stone

A current project on London's Cafe Royal reminded me that I had a wonderful catalogue of paints that were manufactured in the 1930s and that might provide useful source material. Parsons' Decorative Finishes is...

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Thomas Parsons' - Flat samples
Apr 25th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (1) – The Book

The recent analysis of the original decorative schemes of London's Cafe Royal proved the worth of my many years specialist-book-collecting. It is always good to be able to demonstrate to my long-suffering wife that...

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Geffrye - 1880s almshouse
Apr 22nd, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Soft Distemper

Soft distemper on the walls of this almshouse - Geffrye Museum Soft distemper (sometimes known as Calcimine) is a traditional water-based coating for plaster surfaces. As it allows the wall beneath to ‘breathe’...

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Patrick Baty solved a paint problem in St Paul's Church, Mill Hill
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Institutions | Paint Technical | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Paul’s, Mill Hill

St Paul's, Mill Hill, was founded by William Wilberforce, anti-slavery movement leader and resident of Mill Hill. Patrick was asked to help solve a problem of flaking paint on the ceiling. The cause of the...

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Limewash is gradually being replaced by masonry paint in the Algarve. Patrick Baty has recorded its decline over the years
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 3 Comments

Limewash versus Paint – An Urban View

Limewash: Yes! Softened by the sun, grappa and holiday spirit it seemed such a good idea to use limewash on returning from the Mediterranean. Limewash has several winning features but a universal coating it...

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