All Purpose Outside and Inside Oil Base and Acrylic Water Base Paint of Superior Quality. Old Village Paint Colours are authentic reproductions of those used by the traveling craftsmen of 1790 and the village painter of 1840. The colours were of the same families for that entire space of time and used in a variety of ways, indoors and outdoors.
Most of the Old Village Paint Colours are made with natural earth pigments from around the world, including oxides from Spain and Italy and linseed oils from America’s own Mid-West. The colours are warm and friendly in accordance with Colonial, Federal, and Victorian architecture. They also create striking backgrounds for modern settings.
Proper painting procedures should be exercised. You will be pleased with the ease with which they apply and cover in one coat. The entire family of OLD VILLAGE Craftsmen are delighted that you are interested in our Old Village Paint Colours. We know you will be pleased.
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Old Village pleased to present our new Vintage Paint Colours. They can be readily seen on doors, shutters, and windows throughout Europe, in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia. This is not an unlikely happenstance since many of us came from those parts of the world and brought our colour preferences with us.
From the memories of Ed Stulb III (father of the current owner):
Indeed, I well remember selling colours very similar to these over the counter at our family paint store on Fourth Street in Old Philadelphia then called C. Schrack & Company. That was back in the late 1930s and early 1940’s. Those were the days before alkyd vehicles or latex resins were developed and linseed oil and lead were used exclusively for outside paints.Prior to this painters made their own paints.
Painters were required to serve an apprenticeship and were not allowed to work for themselves until achieving the title, “Master Painters”. Over the counter sales were to painters, artists, and wood finishers, since sales to the consumer had not really been established. The cost of a gallon of high quality linseed oil outside white house paint was about $2.95 per gallon.
Much has happened to the paint industry since then, so we are pleased to bring you a small portion of history with these lovely Vintage Colours and hope you enjoy them.