Period Paints & Finishes

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Interior Paints & Finishes  |  Exterior Paints & Finishes

Explore these articles to learn more about finding, caring for and choosing the perfect paint and finish for your old or period-style house.

SEE ALSO: Architectural Salvage Projects |  Construction & AdditionsDoors & Windows | Floors & Flooring Repair | Restoration Projects | Tool Reviews | Walls, Ceilings, Plaster | Wood Repair & Refinishing

California's Bidwell Mansion is clad in tinted plaster, a finished appearance that can be combined with repairs.

Skim Coating in Color

Plaster walls are like a thin skin applied over wood or steel lathe, so is it any wonder they yield as buildings settle or traffic vibrations wiggle them loose? While plaster is a remarkably resilient material, it’s inevitable that it will gain a few cracks over time.

Products of the Week

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Bridger Steel

Architecturally accurate metal roofing and siding; available in a wide range of colors including prints and vintage inspired patinas; LEED certification is available on some products.

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Vintage Doors

Bring beauty and value your home with heirloom-quality REAL wood doors by Vintage Doors. Meticulously handmade by expert craftsmen in your exact size and style—to be loved and respected for generations, just like the olden days. Hand-crafted wood product line includes: screen doors, storm doors, Dutch doors, French doors, louver doors, pantry doors, interior doors, exterior doors, entrance units, three season porch enclosures, pet doors, arch top doors, round top doors, custom doors and more.

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Nostalgic Warehouse

Classic-style door hardware, engineered for new construction or historic renovation, lacquer-coated, solid brass, patterned after original antique hardware, passage, privacy, mortise lock, or dummy sets and cabinet hardware and accessories.