The first “house” paintings date back to as early as 3100 B.C. where we’ve discovered cave paintings featuring common animals of that period as well as human forms (hieroglyphs). They were created using natural earth pigments as paint such as iron oxide and charcoal.
Early in the first century, egyptians painted the walls of tombs inside the pyramids to depict the loved one’s future in the afterlife. Though these paints were made from natural pigments, they were protected inside the pyramid walls and able to withstand the elements protected inside the tombs.
In the early 1600s, house painting was becoming a respectable form of employment, though the pilgrims did not all share this viewpoint. They saw a painted house as a sign of vanity and wanted to resist.
In modern times, it would be an odd sight to see a house without painted walls. It’s not only a way to express yourself, but it serves the purpose of protection as well, especially for exterior walls.
It’s always nice to know how we got to where we are. Though paint in various forms has been around for ages, it was nothing like the plethora of paint types and colors we see today on the shelf of any home improvement store.
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