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May 29th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (8) – Flat Finishes

Colour samples of Thomas Parsons Flat Finishes 1930s 1

Flat Finishes 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 ‘prompt’ for posts dealing with Imitation Stone Paints, Permanent Greens; Gloss Enamel Finishes and several other types of paint.

Thomas Parsons’ Decorative Finishes

The book is divided into 17 sections and three of these will be considered in this post which looks at the flat finishes offered by Thomas Parsons’ at the time. Some of these flat finishes were classed as enamels and the gloss version of these has been discussed in an earlier post. The other finish was classed as a “Flat Oil Wall Finish”. The finishes on offer were:

The rest of this essay has been removed after five years. You can now read more about this in The Anatomy of Colour, published by Thames & Hudson and available from John Sandoe (Books).

Papers and Paints can be found here for 1930s colours:

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