Tag : Walpamur

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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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 20 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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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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distemper
May 10th, 2009 | | Paint Technical | 24 Comments

The Problem with "Distemper"

Having been involved with Historical and Traditional colours for many years, we are frequently asked for advice on traditional paint.Every day my team and I at Papers and Paints see confusion amongst members...

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