The current issue of Vermont Life has an article on efforts to
preserve historic barns. It mentions a brand/color of paint: "Haddam
I've googled all the possible variations and the only "Haddam"
reference is to a town in Connecticut. Has anyone heard of this brand?
Any suggestion where I might look?
A good idea. So good, in fact, that we've already tried. We got some
information on the author, an adjunct professor are Dartmouth, but
can't seem to get a hold of him. I was hoping someone had heard of the
How have you tried to contact him? http://www.dartmouth.edu/dnd/ might give
you some useful information for tracking him down. It seems strange to me
that the magazine doesn't have information on a product that they are
basically plugging -- they certainly aren't shy about pushing readers to
every other vendor that they've mentioned...
Thinking back, I seem to remember that all the "original equipment" paint on
really old barns would have been a milk paint concoction mixed locally.
Ingredients are something like skim milk, hydrated lime, chalk, and mineral
pigment but I don't know the proportions. I use a pre-formulated (just add
water) milk paint for my old-style furniture because it is easier for me but
it would be a very expensive way to obtain authenticity for something the
size of a building.
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