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after two years’ wear


[Left] middle white panel is painted with a combination pigment formula.
[Right] middle white panel is painted with pure Corroded White Lead.
Notice Difference in Color after Two Years’ Wear

illustration (cropped from page and border)
ex Henry A. Gardner. Paint Technology and Tests (McGraw-Hill, 1911): 146
UC Berkeley copy (TP936 G22), digitized October 24, 2006

“Every few minutes, someone would come and paint over the gray with a different-textured gray—one with a touch of gold or green or red. I was impressed with the variety of grays that existed. Human beings were so strange. All you had to do was sit still for ten minutes, and you could see this amazing variety of grays.”

ex Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Jay Rubin, translator; 1997) : 61

21 September 2013

grays; lead; ten minutes; two years
H. A. Gardner, Paint Technology and Tests (1911); Haruki Murakami