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Painting of Buildings 1946 edn
Nov 26th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Painting of Buildings – HMSO 1946 (3)

Part I - The General Nature of Paints Towards the end of 1941 the Minister of Works established a series of committees to investigate and report on the problems likely to be faced in post-war building. ‘The...

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The Charlton Works
Apr 7th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | 3 Comments

Orr’s Zinc White

John Bryson Orr (1840-1933) Inventor of Orr's Zinc White John Bryson Orr had devoted himself to the search for a satisfactory white pigment and a sound practical method of producing it commercially. Nearing...

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Walpamur colour card
Nov 15th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 45 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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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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