Facts about Paints

“I am definite about filling the emptiness with in me with painting.”

Paint is an amazing substance that allows us to do all kinds of things. Paint is used in a number of ways. From fences to landscaping, to redecorating and more, painting has become synonymous with weekend projects. But given all the information we know about how people use paint; it remains a magical substance that comes in many forms. There are paints, that act as primers, helps reduction of dirt and dust build up and also have certain textures. And obviously in all kinds of colors.

Here are few facts about paints you will appreciate knowing.

1. The color purple was connected with royalty long ago. As only aristocrats could manage to pay for the luxurious color. During Roman times, it took 4 million crushed mollusk shells to create one pound of purple pigment. (1)

2. To cover the exterior of the White House, in Washington D.C, it takes 570 gallons of paint. (2)

3. The Chilean artist, Marco Evaristti used three fire hoses and 3,000 liters of pigment to paint the tip of an iceberg in Greenland bright red, in 2004 (3)

4. The need led to the discovery of spray paints. The credit goes to Francis Davis Millet for the invention. The tight deadlines to complete construction for the Chicago World’s Fair, led him do so (4)

5. Oil paints don’t dry they just stabilize due to oxidation. This process takes about two weeks, and then the paints varnish in approximately six months. But occasionally it can take years for an oil painting to fully stabilize! (5)

6. Color wheel is amongst oldest form of discoveries, created by Sir Isaac Newton in 1706. History of Color says, he “took the colors created by the channel of light through a prism and transformed it into a segmented circle, and the size of each section varied according to his calculations of its wavelength and of its consistent width in the spectrum.” (6)

7. The most exclusive color was ultramarine at one point of time. It was expensive as it was made from lapis lazuli, found in an ancient illuminated manuscript. Those manuscripts were made with paints that are made from blend of crumpled precious stones and a binding agent. (7)

8. The earliest known oil paintings date back to the 7th century CE of Buddhist murals found in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan caves. (8)

9. When do you think the paint dries quickest? Its when temperatures are around 50 degrees. Paint will then absorb faster and spread more smoothly at these temperatures than in the boiling heat or chilly cold. (9)

10. It took only 4 years for Michelangelo in the 1500s to paint the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but to restore it, it took about 14 years. (10)

Your next glance at a paint, will make you marvel on its history and the remarkable facts surrounding it.

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References:
1. https://www.livescience.com/33324-purple-royal-color.html
2. https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/the-white-house/
3. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4602285/ns/world_news-weird_news/t/red-iceberg-causes-stir-greenland/#.XWkfnygzaUk
4. https://prezi.com/s15ygleayipi/the-invention-and-history-of-spray-paint/
5. https://www.liveabout.com/what-happens-when-oil-paint-dries-2578564
6. https://www.printmag.com/color/brief-history-color-wheel/
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarine
8. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/04/24/afghanistan.painting/index.html?_s=PM:WORLD
9. https://www.hunker.com/13413075/how-does-temperature-affect-the-drying-of-paint
10. https://www.livescience.com/40802-sistine-chapel.html 11. https://creativesaints.com/
12. https://www.smmally.com/


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Pamela Reis, is a born Artist and a Graphic Designer, expert free hand painter for 12years. Believes that creativity knows no limits and loves using various stuff such as pyrography, brushes, digital illustration, etc. to showcase her creativity. Her hand painted artwork won The Gnarly Magazine Tank Art Contest #2019. Along with art, she is passionate for music as well, combination of art and music together, formed - The Papeel, where her creativity expresses freedom as she works with combination of various techniques to get the best for you.



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