Category : Colour Services

Desert Dunes - Desert photograph by permission of http://www.freenaturepictures.com/desert-landscapes-pictures.php
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | No Comments

The Last Thirty Years – 1

“You will not take up your appointment in Oman - I want you to run an Army Youth Team in Northampton” With those words my Lawrence-like dreams were over and I realised that my military career had...

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Patrick Baty was able to demonstrate that the streaking of the masonry paint was due to having been applied in poor weather
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Green Paint – Red Face

Background A complaint about masonry paint that we had supplied had prompted me to write up an earlier problem (Black Paint – Red Faces ). On that occasion airborne dirt settling on the façade of a newly-painted...

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Patrick Baty demonstrated that the black dust on the window cills was airborne pollution not paint
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Black Paint – Red Faces

“Your paint is streaking terribly. I want you to come round and sort it out.” Oh dear! Not the sort of telephone conversation to have with a client when one is a few hundred miles away on half-term holiday...

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Sep 22nd, 2010 | | Colour Services | 2 Comments

The Royal Warrant

A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition to people or companies who have supplied goods or services to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. Today there are around 850 Royal Warrant...

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Handel House Museum
Jun 4th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

From Handel to Hendrix: A Coloured History

Occasionally I hope to encourage guest bloggers to write about matters related to restoration, paint or colour. I had no hesitation when Lucy Inglis, the author of the very successful Georgian London blog...

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Apr 27th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

A Brunel Bridge – part two

An early view of Saltash Station, with the Bridge behind. Acknowledgement: Stephen Rowson In October 2009 I posted a blog on my sampling of the paint on the Royal Albert Bridge. I had been employed by Network...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the painted decoration in a number of the State Rooms at Stowe
Jan 10th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Stowe House – part 1

Introduction Last year I carried out an analysis of the early decorative schemes in a number of the prime rooms at Stowe House. The house, which has been the home of Stowe School since 1923 is currently...

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Nov 14th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Geffrye Museum Update

A very brief post this time as I am currently working on a large number of projects. I hope to write some of these up in the future. Having carried out the analysis of the exterior paint at the Geffrye Museum...

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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 | 10 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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