Tag : distemper

Stowe Repairs
Apr 12th, 2013 | | Paint Technical | 43 Comments

Lime Plaster and Subsequent Decoration

Dublin Plasterwork - with thanks to Richard Ireland The re-appearance of lime as a building product during the last twenty or so years has clearly brought many advantages especially in the restoration of historical...

18th Century Interior
Sep 6th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Palette of Historic Paints

This article was originally published as "Palette of Historic Paints" in Country Life, 20th February 1992: 56-57. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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...

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...

Geffrye - 1880s almshouse
Apr 22nd, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Soft Distemper

Soft distemper on the walls of this almshouse - Geffrye Museum Soft distemper (sometimes known as Calcimine) is a traditional water-based coating for plaster surfaces. As it allows the wall beneath to ‘breathe’...

Edwinsford Exterior - Copyright RCAHMW Mark Baker Collection C437691
Apr 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 18 Comments

Edwinsford, Carmarthenshire

Edwinsford Exterior - From the National Monuments Record of Wales: © Mark Baker Those in the know might be puzzled as to why I have included what is clearly a ruin amongst the buildings that I have worked in. ...

Barnbarroch Ruins
Apr 12th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 4 Comments

Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire

In the early hours of October 23rd 1941 a blaze began in one of the bedrooms of Barnbarroch House, Wigtownshire. Servants, woken by the noise, raised the alarm. Some jumped from windows, seriously injuring...

Patrick Baty was employed to carry out an analysis of the decorative schemes in the Reception Hall of the Roman Baths
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | 3 Comments

Roman Baths, Bath

The reception hall at the Roman Baths and Pump Room site was completed in 1897 as a concert hall extension to the Pump Room. The extension was part of a larger programme of works which was designed to develop the...

Patrick Baty was commissioned to write an article for the World of Interiors magazine
Dec 11th, 2010 | | National Trust | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

In 2007 the World of Interiors magazine commissioned me to write an article on the interiors at Calke Abbey. My words were to accompany a set of wonderfully evocative photographs taken by Lucinda Lambton. One of...

Barnbarroch - Chosen Colours
Jan 27th, 2010 | | Colour Ranges | 9 Comments

Some More Paint Colours from the Past

Paint colour cards from 1807 Encouraged by the recent reaction to a much earlier blog post on some paint colours of the past I thought it worth revisiting the subject. Introduction Some fifteen years ago, in...

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