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Paint Analysis

Paint analysis is used to reveal the history of paint in the house.  It lets us figure out what the interior looked like in the 1700s.  There are various steps in the analysis and include, in-situ inspection, paint sampling, and various levels of analysis.  With this information, paint stripping can be done specific layers, and then restored with the appropriate paint.  Designated small sections of walls, ceilings, and doors are held back to preserve the paint history in place.

In-Situ Paint Analysis (the first step) - assists in deciding where to take paint samples from.

On-Site sampling - samples are taken from many locations to do chemical and closer analysis.

- In-Situ Report (January 2010)
- Floor 1 Plan
- Floor 2 Plan
- Room 101 West Parlor
- Room 102 Entry
- Room 103 Muster Room
- Room 104 Kitchen
- Room 105 Bedroom
- Room 201 West Chamber
- Room 202 Upper Entry
- Room 203 East Chamber

- On-Site Sampling Documentation
- On-Site Sampling Photographs

- Paint Finishes (April 2010) (11MB)

This report serves to record finishes of representative samples taken from select interior areas of the first floor of the Colonel Barrett Farmhouse. The purpose of this investigation was to assess and analyze extant finishes to determine target finish campaigns (c. 1775) for matching to the Munsell Color Notation System and closest commercial paint system.

Window Fragment Investigation
Door Investigation
These reports study a door and a window fragment to see if there was any paint and if so, what type and when.

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