Colouring Wood

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Colouring Wood

Postby Aislinn on Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:46 am

I have a few identical wooden boxes (pine I think). I would like to paint/stain one to make it easily identifiable, preferably a green or a red colour. Can anyone tell me an authentic way to do this? I need it for Early Christian & later but would like the option to use it for earlier events if possible.
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Re: Colouring Wood

Postby vlasta on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:50 pm

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/wood.shtml - some painted wooden artefacts are mentioned there.
Good luck with decorating the box!
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Re: Colouring Wood

Postby Nerva on Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:26 pm

Check Here

http://www.ronseal.ie/ Does exactly what it says on the Tin..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Aislinn ;) I just couldn't resist it. While not at all historically correct, I always use Danish Oil.
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Re: Colouring Wood

Postby Cathal on Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:59 am

Hello Aislinn,

we had the wood painting theme once in the early medieval part of the forum: ---> http://livinghistory.ie/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=44

Hope this helps!
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Re: Colouring Wood

Postby Andrea L Redden on Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:23 pm

There’s a copy of an article by Hazel Uzzell on appropriate period paints for shields webbed here http://nvg.org.au/index.php?topic=weap .

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