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Clearing up - William Vandivert. Getty Images
Nov 28th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Painting of Buildings – HMSO 1946 (4)

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 Painting of Buildings Committee’ was...

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John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl
Nov 27th, 2011 | | History | No Comments

The Art of Painting in Oyl (1)

John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl may perhaps lay claim to being the first house-painting manual in the English language. At least that was the conclusion that I reached after a lengthy analysis of...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 23 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Frontispiece to P.F. Tingry's The Painter's & Colourman's Complete Guide...
Jun 29th, 2011 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Methods and Materials of the House-Painter in England 1650-1850

The text of my thesis can be found here Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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