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Vintage Oxblood paint?

Posted by KRBey (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 10:26

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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RE: Vintage Oxblood paint?

"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.


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RE: Vintage Oxblood paint?

Thanks for posting a response anyways.


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RE: Vintage Oxblood paint?

maybe it is a milk based paint?


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