Vintage Oxblood paint?

KRBeyJuly 28, 2013

I am refinishing an old hutch and I have found that the original paint colour is a deep rich red. It was suggested that it may be oxblood paint. If so, how can I tell, and how can I work with it so I can maintain as much of it as possible? What is it made from? And what time period was it used? Any input would be appreciated!! Thanks!

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lazy_gardens

"Oxblood" was a color, not an ingredient. It's an iron oxide colorant to get that deep red-brown

Used from ancient times until now, so that's not a help.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 2:28PM
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KRBey

Thanks for posting a response anyways.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 11:49AM
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sloyder

maybe it is a milk based paint?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 12:57PM
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