Latest Articles from Old Village Paint

Frank S Welsh, Noted Historic Color Consultant is closing the door to any New projects

Posted: May 11, 2024 – In: News
Dear Friends and Colleagues: On Friday May 10, 2024, I took the momentous step of closing the doors of my consulting business to any new projects, intending to complete all that are either presently under discussion or now underway by the end of this year. At that time the business will be officially closed… Click […]
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~ Basic Tips To Enhance Your Home ~  

Posted: April 9, 2024 – In: News
~ Basic Tips To Enhance Your Home ~   The majority of homeowner’s find themselves in need of repairs or home renovation from time to time. Here are some simple ideas to save you both time and money by doing it right the first time. Recommendations: If you find the home to be a little bit […]

The Winterthur Library Collection of Our PaintMaking History

Posted: March 4, 2024 – In: News
The Winterthur Library  The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera     OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION   Creator:          C. Schrack & Company. Title:               Business records Dates:             1827-1888 Call No.:         Col. 90 Acc. No.:         [numerous – see listings on folders] Quantity:        9 folders (ca. 155 items) Location:        9 D 1     BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT […]

Wall Painting Tips

Posted: January 14, 2024 – In: News
Want to paint like a pro? Here are a few recommendations. From appropriately preparing surface areas to selecting the right tools and Colours, these keys will help you to achieve a flawless finish. Discover how to create a smooth finish, and exactly how to deal with common blunders like touches and drips. Discover the very […]
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A Short Picture History of Old Village Paint – Old Factory Buildings

Posted: April 11, 2023 – In: News
Old Village Paint Ancestry, Originally C. Schrack & Co. 152 – 158 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia Our buildings were purchased and torn down for the US Mint which was  around the block from Independence Hall in down town Philadelphia. Our Story OLD VILLAGE PAINTS, LTD. OLDEST VARNISH MAKERS IN AMERICA / Making paint since 1816 the Old […]