A brief history about that thick, colourful and sparkling house paint

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We love to see our houses in different colour whether it be neon, gold, bright orange, elegant black and almost any shades we can imagine. We use paint to protect roofing from the harsh conditions of ever changing rain and sunny weather. And we also applied different shades to add art in building walls and turn them into giant canvas. For thousand years, people used different pigments to beautify and add a level of protection to any surface such as limestone, granite or concrete.

A brief history about that thick, colourful and sparkling house paint

For thousand years, people used different pigments to beautify and add a level of protection to any surface such as limestone, granite or concrete. Pre-historic archaeological evidence suggested that cavemen used stone, soot and clay pigments to decorate their caves with animal figures such as bison, horse and birds. These were evident in caves in Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain. Ancient Egyptians used colored earth, animal blood, lead plus oil, pulverized stone and semiprecious gems. They decorated their tombs of the kings, royals and their houses with different palates such as green, earthen brown, gray, red and the most evident –daily pictures of Egyptian life and Gods.
The middle age saw the use of white wash painting which is composed of egg, tempera and gum Arabic. Medieval folks at that time make Tempera by mixing vinegar with the same proportion of egg yolk. Others use water and wine instead of vinegar. They also used other pigments from minerals such as toxic minerals lead and cinnabar which contains mercury. Others used gouache which is a mixture of water, a binding agent – gum Arabic, and chalk for white pigment. Gouache is more opaque than other types of paint mixtures and was used for painting pictures. Another material is casein, a kind of protein found in mammalian milk such as humans and cows. Painters use ammonium carbonate with casein to make water soluble, fast drying and water resistant paint.
Today, paints comes in different varieties such as used in house painting Edmonton ,industrial painting Edmonton ab or interior painting Edmonton ab. Paint makers now use no toxic or less toxic materials for paints - a departure from the former practice of using the highly toxic lead for pigments. Now paints have these components – pigments which add that hue, color or shade. Titanium dioxide gives that white colour, metallic pigments constitutes aluminum flakes, zinc powder and stainless steel. Opaque colors come with red lead, calcium plombate. Extenders and fillers makes paint more resistant to cracks, fungi invasion and add shine when exposed to light. Diluents gives paint a varying drying rate, consistency and levelling characteristics. Solvents such as turpentine and toluene makes paint thin as in the case of volatile thinners while water is for water based paint such as concrete paint. With these ingredients, the modern paint came into existence in what is now we apply using a brush or air powered sprayer. We now use this modern paint to decorate walls, staircase, ceiling, fences, steel grills, cars, chairs, and wood. With just a can of paint we can magic that dull looking wall into a surface that can be mistaken for a canvas drawn by an artistic hand. For many, paints is more than just an art, it adds a level of protection and extends the life of the surface it adheres to.

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Commercial Painting, House Painting, Industrial Painting, Interior Painting

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