Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Researching historic paint colors

Having a lot of fun looking into historically accurate paint colors for the outside of the Bangor Foursquare. After doing a bit more research about tools to strip paint from clapboards, and reading about the Silent Paint Remover, we learned that it was a less sturdy version of the Speedheater Infrared Paint Remover. We have decided we will invest in the latter rather than the former. Hoping to get cracking this fall, with the help of some rented scaffolding.

So, that brings us to decision-making about possible paint colors. Found some cool resources and tools, such as these websites, featuring the American Foursquare style. Here are just a few:

From among all of these and from some great picture collections on Flickr and Pinterest, here are a few of our favorite color schemes:

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