Tag : exterior

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Oct 18th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

A Brunel Bridge – part one

Introduction Not since my days as a military parachutist have I experienced such a “buzz” as when I walked over the top of the Royal Albert Bridge recently. To the endless variety of projects and the thrill...

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Sep 3rd, 2009 | | Colour Services | 8 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – A Tudor Garden

I researched the colours for King Henry VIII's Royal Beasts Introduction A new garden has been created at Hampton Court Palace to commemorate the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s accession to the throne in...

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10 Downing Street
Jul 6th, 2009 | | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Some Thoughts on Front Doors (part 1)

Introduction Paint is used on external surfaces to provide: Protection, Decoration, or Identification …and very often it serves at least two out of three of these functions. Here it could be argued that all...

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The Problem
May 19th, 2009 | | Colour Services | No Comments

The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

Background English Heritage has recently re-created one of the greatest gardens of the Elizabethan age in the grounds of Kenilworth Castle, in Warwickshire. The original garden was built by Robert Dudley,...

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Apr 21st, 2009 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Basildon Park – Paint Analysis

Basildon Park was built by John Carr of York for Sir Francis Sykes between 1776 and 1783. It is constructed of Bath stone and consists of a main central block, with portico in antis, and is joined to two pavilions...

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Geffrye Museum - Chapel
Apr 18th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Paint Sampling at the Geffrye Museum

Background The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, East London, is the only museum in the United Kingdom to specialise in the history of the domestic interiors of the urban middle classes. It is situated in the...

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Mar 23rd, 2009 | | Colour Services | 2 Comments

The King’s Beasts

Background Many passers-by have wondered why we recently had a collection of brightly-painted mythical creatures in the window of Papers and Paints, my paint shop in Chelsea. The reason (inevitably) is...

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Mar 20th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

A View from the Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world and one of London's most recognisable landmarks. As part of the recent £4million programme to revitalise the bridge Papers and Paints were asked to...

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