8 of the most interesting paint facts for kids

Wondering about healing effect of paint color? What about the discovery of a third color? So, we  know for sure that you may know about paint less than you think.  In this article, we aim to explore 8 of the most interesting facts about paint. So let’s jump right in!

The most interesting facts about paint ever

1. The color of royalty

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Purple is the color of royalty

The color purple became associated with royalty because at one time only aristocrats could afford the expensive pigment. During Roman times, it took 4 million crushed mollusk shells to create one pound of purple pigment.

2. Oil paints

Those who loves this kind of famous art all know that oil paints don’t dry. Instead they harden due to oxidation, usually in about two weeks, and are ready to be varnished in roughly six months. However, sometimes it takes years for an oil painting to fully harden!

3. The discovery of a third color

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Mix two different paint colors together to produce a third color

The Greek philosopher Plato is credited with the discovery that you can mix two different paint colors together to produce a third color.

 4. The very first painting

The first interior painting was done roughly 40,000 years ago in what is now France by prehistoric cave dwellers, who employed stencils in some of the work and even “spray-painted” by blowing paint through hollow bird bones.

 5. Paint colors for healing

Do you know the awesome fact that various paint colors can help the body heal itself. For example, red can often help depressed people regain vigor, while green has been shown to relieve stress, for entertainment

 6. Shades of green

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Shades of green

There tend to be more shades of green than any other in commercially available paint colors because the human eye can distinguish more variations of green than of any other color.

7. Paint disposal and recycling

Latex paint is recyclable, but oil-based paints are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of by a qualified waste management organization. Remember that all paint should be properly eliminated to avoid contamination of public utilities.

8. The first paint roller invention

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 Paint roller

In 1940 Canadian Norman Breakey invented the first paint roller. He didn't profit from it because he never patented it. During World War II, an inventor working for Sherwin-Williams also created a roller brush because the hogs' hair used for paintbrushes was unavailable thanks to the war.

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