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A Brief History of House Painting

Today we all take choices of colors and brands of house paint for granted. You can visit your local paint store and browse countless shades and hues of every virtually every color in the rainbow. Just bring in a swash of fabric or any colored sample and it can be scanned to produce an amazingly close match of the color in minutes. Things were not always full of so many choices when it comes to house painting, interior painting or exterior painting. Let’s take a trip back in history and see exactly how far back painting of living areas can be traced.

One can just imagine the caveman agonizing over the choice between “fire soot” grey and “bison blood” burgundy for his cave decor. Evidence shows that mankind has decorated his living space as far back as 40,000 years ago using what could be called paint. The material would be made from all-natural ingredients too! Prehistoric paint was made from colored earth, soot, and organic materials mixed with animal blood and fatty oils. Recently archeologists discovered a site that indicated that men (or women) used a yellowish-brown clayey soil based coating which may have been used like paint.

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Image of Modern house colors exterior 2023

Fast forward to Egypt only about 2,000 years ago. Brightly colored walls in Dendera have stood the test of time and still look as vivid today as when they were painted! We don’t know of any modern day paints that offer that kind of guarantee. The Egyptians created six colors by mixing oil or fat with lead, earth, animal blood, ground glass or semiprecious stones. Their palate included white, red, yellow, green, black and blue. Intricate and elaborate paintings that illustrated their culture and history were painted along with furnishings and living spaces of the pharaohs and the ruling classes. Some of the best painting was reserved for the Egyptian tombs as their belief in the afterlife called for.

Generally speaking the artisans and craftsmen were the ones that were commissioned to do the painting throughout history. The house painting profession was evident as early as the 1200’s and many suspect that painters as a trade may even go back farther in time. But since Gutenberg did not invent the printing press until 1440 there is not much written history that scribes recorded in the first century regarding the house painters that may have existed.

In the fourteenth century house painters in England organized themselves in guilds. That was what really established house painting as a respected profession that held to certain standards of practice. They organized themselves into two groups, the “Painter’s Company” and the Stainer’s Company”. Several hundred years later the two merged into what was called the “Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers”. Their paint mixing and application skills were actually regarded as closely held secrets to outsiders in order to protect their way of making a living.

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Modern house colors exterior 2023

House painting became something to be avoided if you were a part of the early American colonies. The Pilgrims considered painting your house to be a display of immodesty, wealth and vanity. The practice was consider immoral by many and in 1630 a preacher that decorated his Charlestown home interior with paint was criminally charged with sacrilege.

The demand for interior painting continued despite the puritan objections. Oil and water became the base that would be mixed with a wide variety of materials including lead, ground shells, iron or copper oxide, coffee, rice, eggs, fruits, berries and other vegetation to create many types and colors of paint. Paint producers cooked up their product despite the fact that it was illegal. Many homes were elaborately decorated with lifelike murals of sky, stone and landscape features painted on the walls, paneling, cornices and ceilings. The painting tools used during these times are very similar to todays brushes employing wooden handles with various types of hair attached. Modern brushes use synthetic fibers but the object was the same, to apply the paint to the surface with the appropriate thickness and stroke in order to ease the process and achieve the best finished result. Many of the paints were quite thick and not at all like the easy to apply paint that we are accustomed to.

In 1718 Marshall Smith invented a “Machine for the Grinding of Colours” which sparked a race of innovation to create the best ways to grind pigment materials effectively and actually start manufacturing paint in a paint mill. By the mid 1800’s linseed oil began to be used as a less expensive binding agent that actually protected wood that was painted.

If you want to paint the interiors of your home, you must first study the many paint brands available in India. The main wall paint companies now commanding the industry include Dulux Paint (Akzo Nobel), Berger Paints, Kansai Nerolac Paints, and the largest paints company and the market leader: Asian Paints. We also have other …

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Image of Common house colors

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