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Painting Historic Interiors
Sara B. Chase
Preservation Brief 28, Washington, DC: Technical Preservation Services, NPS, 1992
Initially Transcribed for the Web by John C. Leeke, Historic Homeworks

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Constitutients of Historic Paint
  3. Oil-Based and Water-Based Paints
    1. Recent Changes to Paint Consitiuents
    2. Types of Historic Paints
  4. Pre-1875 Paints
    1. Production and Appearance
    2. Geographical Variation
    3. Brush Marks
    4. Color
    5. Glossy/Flat
    6. Decorative Painting
  5. Factory-Made Paints After 1875
  6. 20th-Century Paints
  7. Paint Investigation
  8. Chosing a Treatment
  9. Identifying Deteriorated and Damaged Paint Surfaces
  10. Choosing Modern Paint Types / Finish Coatings
  11. Applying Interior Paints
  12. Types of Modern Paint
  13. Summary
  14. Caution: Before Painting Know Paint Hazards and Take Action
  15. Additional Reading
  16. Organizations
  17. Acknowledgements