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Posted: 7/3/2003 6:21:53 AM EDT
I am residing my barn this weekend. It's going to need a nice new coat of paint. Should I go traditional or be different? Teh shutters on my home are a slate blue and the barns pretty close by. There's always the traditional red. I'd been feeling a little different and was thinking of trying a burnt orange color ( U of Texas orange). Really just can't decide...
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:25:10 AM EDT
Paint fake open doors on it, so people will walk/drive into the sides, ah la Roadrunner cartoons.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:29:19 AM EDT
Red. It it even a question?
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:29:45 AM EDT
red was the traditional color for barns because red paint was the cheapest paint there was. The pigments were very common, so... By contrast, blue paint was expensive as the pigments were not common at all. So often, you would find kitchen's and other utility spaces painted red, while the master bedroom or parlor would be painted blue to show off for guests.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:33:03 AM EDT
GREEN w/ white trim
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:33:22 AM EDT
Red or weathered gray.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:33:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By deadman: Red. It it even a question?
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Ditto, barns are the rusty red color. If not go wild like flourescent blue! [;D]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:33:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:35:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By deadman: Red. It it even a question?
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'Nuff said.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:38:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By icemanat95: red was the traditional color for barns because red paint was the cheapest paint there was. The pigments were very common, so... By contrast, blue paint was expensive as the pigments were not common at all. So often, you would find kitchen's and other utility spaces painted red, while the master bedroom or parlor would be painted blue to show off for guests.
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Actually the rust colored red pigment in barn paint in days of old was so cheap, was because it was iron-oxide, or more commonly known as rust. It was the cheapest pigment available, and probably still is today.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:02:39 AM EDT
[red]RED![/red] Any questions? Note: If you're really into John Deere tractors paint it green with yellow trim.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:03:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:05:38 AM EDT
Paint it flourescent black...
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:18:26 AM EDT
if you want something diferent how about a forrest green?
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:26:30 AM EDT
orange and blue. SG
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:26:59 AM EDT
my barn is tan, chocolate brown sliding doors/gutters/downspouts/fascia and has medium brown shingles....AND IT'S WAY TOO FREAKIN' HOT IN THE SUMMER!!!!! i vote for white or a very light grey with a white roof. i am so concerned about heat buildup i cool my hay for a week begore i risk stuffing it in the mow. btw, i can thank my wife for choosing those dark colors. yeah, it looks good...but damn is it ever hot in there when the summer sun shines.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:30:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
Originally Posted By icemanat95: red was the traditional color for barns because red paint was the cheapest paint there was. The pigments were very common, so... By contrast, blue paint was expensive as the pigments were not common at all. So often, you would find kitchen's and other utility spaces painted red, while the master bedroom or parlor would be painted blue to show off for guests.
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Actually the rust colored red pigment in barn paint in days of old was so cheap, was because it was iron-oxide, or more commonly known as rust. It was the cheapest pigment available, and probably still is today.
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Actually rust was used because it did not fade, which made it more cost effective in the long run. Because a barn sits in the elements 24/7 it needs tough paint. What is commonly available, inexpensive, and will never fade? Rust! They could paint the kitchens blue because they were protected from the sun.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:44:24 AM EDT
TExas flag on the tin roof
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:45:17 AM EDT
MARPAT
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:52:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 9:58:48 AM EDT by Q3131A]
Yellow. Any wood sap that oozes through will be the same color. I vote for Yellow with Gray trim. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=14334[/img]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 10:15:57 AM EDT
[url]http://www.vandykes.com/product/02004445/[/url] Red Milk Paint I think even earlier than this barn paint had linseed oil and animal blood if you're thinking authentic.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 10:25:59 AM EDT
damn I thought I'd be original and say marpat.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 10:54:47 AM EDT
My wifes uncle saved his used motor oil till he had about 10 gallons. Then he got about 10 bottles of red chalkline dust from a job he was on. He mixed this all together and with a garden pumpup sprayer he painted his barn. That was about 12 years ago. It still looks good. The motor oil is a good treatmant to keep bugs and moisture out. Total cost? Well since he stole the chalkline dust, already had the sprayer, and the oil was waste, it cost about......nothing.
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