Category : Paint Technical

Patrick Baty was able to demonstrate that the streaking of the masonry paint was due to having been applied in poor weather
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Green Paint – Red Face

Background A complaint about masonry paint that we had supplied had prompted me to write up an earlier problem (Black Paint – Red Faces ). On that occasion airborne dirt settling on the façade of a newly-painted...

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Patrick Baty demonstrated that the black dust on the window cills was airborne pollution not paint
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Black Paint – Red Faces

“Your paint is streaking terribly. I want you to come round and sort it out.” Oh dear! Not the sort of telephone conversation to have with a client when one is a few hundred miles away on half-term holiday...

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Sir Isaac Newton
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Exterior | Paint Technical | Recent projects | 8 Comments

History seen in 300 years of paint

Sir Isaac Newton  It is often assumed that the main task of an architectural paint researcher is to identify the original colours employed in an historic building. Whilst this can be established if...

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Sep 3rd, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

From the Scaffold to the Microscope: my Internship with Patrick Baty

Greetings! My name is Kirsten Travers and I recently had the pleasure of working with Patrick as an intern for the past four weeks. Like all good things, my internship has come to an end. But before I return to the...

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Jul 10th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 5 Comments

The World of Mythical Colour

"A short time ago the artistic world discovered that on garden gates, farm fences, etc., there was a most lovely blue-green colour to be seen sometimes. This was Brunswick green in a state of dilapidation, and was...

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Handel House Museum
Jun 4th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

From Handel to Hendrix: A Coloured History

Occasionally I hope to encourage guest bloggers to write about matters related to restoration, paint or colour. I had no hesitation when Lucy Inglis, the author of the very successful Georgian London blog...

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Apr 27th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 4 Comments

A Brunel Bridge – part two

An early view of Saltash Station, with the Bridge behind. Acknowledgement: Stephen Rowson In October 2009 I posted a blog on my sampling of the paint on the Royal Albert Bridge. I had been employed by Network...

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Jan 11th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

A Small Technical Hitch

Introduction One might be forgiven for thinking that all my work as an architectural paint researcher consists solely of lengthy analyses of historic rooms and structures with a view to identifying their original...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the painted decoration in a number of the State Rooms at Stowe
Jan 10th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Stowe House – part 1

Introduction Last year I carried out an analysis of the early decorative schemes in a number of the prime rooms at Stowe House. The house, which has been the home of Stowe School since 1923 is currently...

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Nov 14th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Geffrye Museum Update

A very brief post this time as I am currently working on a large number of projects. I hope to write some of these up in the future. Having carried out the analysis of the exterior paint at the Geffrye Museum...

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