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Early Finishes

  • Moss, Roger W. Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. View on Amazon. Reserve
    • "Colonial and Federal America,"pp.13-41;
    • "House Painting in Britian," pp.43-53
    • "A Survey of Paint Technology," pp.230-255.
    • "Early American Palette," pp.68-85
    • "Paint Decoration at Mount Vernon," pp.105-127.
  • Candee, Richard M. Housepaints in Colonial America: Their Materials Manufacture and Application, New York: Chromatic Publishing Co., Inc., publishers of Color Engineering, reprints from 1966-1967 issues, 26 pp.
  • Hawkes, Pamela W. "Economical Painting: The Tools and Techniques Used in Exterior Painting in the 19th Century," in The Technology of Historic American Buildings: Studies of the Materials, Craft Processes, and Mechanization of Building Construction, H. Ward Jandl, editor, Washington, DC: The Foundation for Preservation Technology, 1983, pp.189-220. Download PDF file.
  • Moss, Roger W., Century of Color, Watkins Glen, N.T., 1981, pp. 7-16, 104-106. Download as PDF file. View on Amazon, used.
  • Reynolds, Hezekiah, Directions for House and Ship Painting, (A facsimile reprint of the 1812 edition with a new introduction by Richard M. Candee), Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1978, 22 pp.
  • Parks, Bonnie Wehle. Aurora Blue: Identifying and Analyzing Interior Paint in an Oregon Utopia, c. 1870, Eugene, Oregon: Historic Preservation Program, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Cultural-Technical Booklet Number Two, 1986, 40 pp. Download PDF file.
  • Benes, Peter. "Sky Colors and Scattered Clouds: The Decorative and Architectural Painting of New England Meeting Houses, 1738-1834," in New England Meeting House and Church: 1630-1850, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings, June 26 and 27, 1979, Boston University. Download PDF file.