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.

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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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The Envi is a super efficient wall-mounted electric panel heater that looks sleek in any setting and is an ideal heating alternative for any DIY renovation or historic home restoration.

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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.