We have learned a lot of things over the years about paint. We’ve done countless jobs, everything from painting fence posts to huge multi-story strata painting projects. Through our years of hard work and expertise, Equity Painters have come to learn some interesting facts that you might not have known about paint and we are so excited to share them with you!
Did you know?
1.Latex paint is recyclable, but oil-based paints are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of by a qualified waste management organization. All paint should be properly eliminated to avoid contamination of public utilities.
2. In Western cultures, the colour purple was often associated with royalty because it used to be so expensive to produce that only nobility could afford purple things. It would take 4 million crushed mollusk shells to make one pound of purple pigment!
3. It took Michelangelo only four years to paint the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the 1500s. However, it took almost 20 years to restore it in the late 1900s!
4. The “colour wheel” was developed by Sir Issac Newton in 1706.
5. The use of interior painting has been traced all the way back to the first century in China. Archeologists have unearthed evidence of paint in ancient palaces built around this time. They figure ancient craftsmen applied ground pigments such as ochre to wet plastered walls to “paint” those interior surfaces!
6. Paint colours can affect your mood. Cool tones invoke feelings of calm, peace and happiness while warmer tones can invoke feelings of anger or energy.
7. Special equipment and safety procedures are often requirements for strata painting and high-rise work. Equipment such as aluminum or steel scaffolding, cherry pickers, and other safety equipment may be required to paint high rise units. It’s a big job! Local councils and other government bodies often make rules for strata painting and high rise units.
8. The Golden Gate Bridge has been the same colour since it was built. That color is called International Orange.
9. It’s often been reported that the most common “favourite colour” people have is blue!
If you want to know more about paint or If you’re thinking about doing some residential or commercial painting in Chilliwack or the Fraser Valley, Equity Painters can offer you the highest quality of work! Equity painters is committed to making sure that each job is completed on time, within budget, and exceeds expectations. Call (604) 819-2824 for a free quote today!