Painted Memories 2004

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French Polishing 1947

French Polishing 1947

In the November 2003 edition of Brush Strokes to answer the question “What is French about French Polishing?” I republished the first half of the first chapter of the booklet "French Polishing", ... Read On...
 
 
Color Recipes - Modern Painter

Color Recipes - Modern Painter

Having covered most of the variations in white pigments that have been used in the history of paint, and discussed many of the binders, I feel it is now time to introduce some colour into my ... Read On...
 
 
Phillips and Impey

Phillips and Impey

In the November 2002 edition of Brush Strokes I wrote an article on the History of Wattyl in New Zealand. In this article I mentioned that one of the many companies that Wattyl had purchased over the ... Read On...
 
 
Titanium White - AS Jennings

Titanium White - AS Jennings

This month I once again return to white pigments. Though historical articles on Titanium Dioxide have been a common feature in my series, the article reprinted below is particularly interesting in ... Read On...
 
 
Theophilus Linseed Oil 12th C

Theophilus Linseed Oil 12th C

This month I publish a real treat. A translation from Latin into English of the earliest recorded reference to the use of Linseed Oil in coatings. This translation is of the Manuscript "Theophilus ... Read On...
 
 
Painter's Hygiene 1947

Painter's Hygiene 1947

With HSNO very much to the forefront of late I have decided that, for June, I will give a historical perspective to the question of safety. This excerpt from The New Zealand Painter and Decorator's ... Read On...
 
 
Theophilus Green Pigment 12th C

Theophilus Green Pigment 12th C

This month we return to some of the earliest writings relating to coatings, a translation of the Manuscript "Theophilus De Diversis Artibus (The Various Arts)" translated from the Latin by C. R. ... Read On...
 
 
Bretts Colonists Guide

Bretts Colonists Guide

In the 19th Century, during the early days of New Zealand Settlement, almost all New Zealanders of European Ancestry were born in and had emigrated from the old country, usually Britain. To entice ... Read On...
 
 
Bretts Colonists Guide 2

Bretts Colonists Guide 2

This month I continue with the extract from the Brett's Colonists' Guide and Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, edited by Thomson W. Leys and H Brett and published by the Evening Star Office, Wyndham ... Read On...
 
 
From Guilds to Factories Pt 1 Intro

From Guilds to Factories Pt 1 Intro

On Friday June 19, 2004 I gave the closing address at the SCANZ Conference in Rotorua. My address, “Architectural Coatings, From Guilds to Paint Factories” had two distinct parts: The early ... Read On...
 
 
From Guilds to Factories Pt 2

From Guilds to Factories Pt 2

On Friday June 19, 2004 I gave the closing address at the SCANZ Conference in Rotorua. My address, “Architectural Coatings, From Guilds to Paint Factories” had two distinct parts: The early ... Read On...
 
 


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