Household Cyclopedia - Paints and Dyes from 1881

Household Information - Paints and Dyes

Following are paints and dyes oriented articles from the book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information.  They offer a fascinating historical perspective of what life was like in the late 19th century (1881) and how people made and used paints and dyes.   These articles should be used for historical research purposes only.


Paints and Dyes  Includes articles on how to make dyes, paints, pastes, etc
The dyeing process
Homemade dyes of the late nineteenth century
Natural red dyes
How to use black dye
Calico printing
Anatto information
Using the saffron flower in dyeing
Old fashioned wood dyeing
Paints from lampblack
Old fashioned way to make white paint
Old fashioned ways to make paint
History of paint
Ultramarine from the source
Old fashioned oil paints
Old fashioned way to restore paintings
How to French polish
Old fashioned look at lacquer
Homemade liquid paste
Papier mache recipe
How do you make ink?
How to restore decayed writings
Printing impression information


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