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Casein based paint

From: Richard O. Byrne <robyrne>
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert [at] juno__com> writes

>I received a request for sources of information on the early use of
>casein based paint on buildings in England and continental Europe.
>If you have any references, please reply directly to R.J. Simpson.

In response for casein paint information used in Europe: Take a look
at the Raadvad Nordisk Center Til Bevarelse af Handvaerk [Denmark's
architectural conservation center] Their site
<URL:> has a long section in both English and
Danish on historic paints and their formulation. Also included are
various notes and commentaries on various paint types usage.

Numerous painter's manuals (America, France and England) from the
18th, 19th and early 20th century also contain formulations and
application directions for casein paints. If all that fails, a small
group of early paint enthusiast can help fill the gap.

Richard O. Byrne
Staunton, VA

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Received on Wednesday, 3 September, 2003

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