Selected Reading On Painting (Transparent And Opaque Finishes)

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


Anyanwu, Desmond. "Lead Paint Hazard Present in Many Older Buildings (Part I)." Kansas Preservation,September/October 1991, pp. 4-5.

"Lead Paint Hazard Present in Many Older Buildings (Part II)." Kansas Preservation, March/April 1992, pp.5-6.

"Lead Paint Hazard Present in Many Older Buildings (Part III)." Kansas Preservation, May/June 1992, pp. 5-6.

Battle, Robert. "Brush Care." The Old-House Journal, May/June 1991, pp. 54.

Bock, Gordon. "Whitewash and Calcimine: Paints that Ain't." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2.Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 6-19 - 6-18.

"What to Do About Peeling Ceilings." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1993, pp. 34-35.

"Stripping Paint from Windows Without Breaking the Glass." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1989, pp. 39-40.

"Floor-Finish Options." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1990, pp. 22-25.

Broadnax, Frank. "Refinishing Clinic... Why I Swear By Tung Oil." The Old-House Journal, March 1977, pp. 27-28.

"Refinishing Clinic... Refinishing Wood Floors." The Old-House Journal, April 1977, pp. 42-43.

Chase, Sara B. "Painting Historic Interiors." Preservation Briefs #28. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1992.

Elliott, Lynn. "Restoration Products - Lead Testing Kits." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1992, p. 60.

Fisher, Thomas. "(A) Prologue to Paint." Progressive Architecture, November 1984, pp. 131-136.

Gagne, Cole. "Glossary of Historic Paints." The Old-HouseJournal, May 1986, pp. 178-179.

Gola, Edward F. "Avoiding Mistakes In Exterior Painting."The Old-House Journal, June 1976, pp. 1, 9-11.

Gozdan, Walt. "Latex Paint, Understanding the Advantages."The Old-House Journal, May/June 1991, pp. 30-31.

Grimmer, Anne E. "Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #6. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.

Hardingham, David. "One Gallon Covers... Part 1, Preparing For Painting." The Old-House Journal, October 1980, pp.133-136.

"One Gallon Covers... Part 2, Choosing Equipment." The Old-House Journal, November 1980, pp. 159-162,

"One Gallon Covers... Part 3, Materials & Strategy." The Old-House Journal, December 1980, pp. 185-188.

Herman, Dr. Frederick. "Refinishing Floors; Think Twice Before Sanding." The Old-House Journal, February 1981, pp. 27, 44-45.

Hickman, Janet C., and the OHJ Technical Staff. "Chemical Paint Strippers." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1991, pp. 36-40.

Jansen, James L. "22 Tips to a Better Paint Job." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1987, pp. 49-50.

Jones, Larry. "Don't Overlook the Heat Plate, It's MoreVersatile Than We Thought." The Old- House Journal, January/February 1984, pp. 12-13.

"Painting Galvanized Metal." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1984, pp. 10-11.

Kemnitzer, David A. "Paint Removal from Historic Interiors." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings.Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1988.

Knight, Katherine."Restoration Materials in the 1990's: California Leanin' is Becoming a Reality." The Old-HouseJournal, November/December 1989, pp. 28-31.

Labine, Clem. "(The) Fight is Settled! Here Are Guidelines For Using Dip-Stripping To Remove Paint." The Old-House Journal, August 1982, pp. 157-160.

"Paint-Encrusted Plaster Woes." The Old-HouseJournal, July 1984, pp. 111, 124-125.

"Refinishing Paint-Stripped Woodwork." The Old-House Journal, January 1976, pp. 1, 9-10.

"Restoring Clear Finishes; Reviving Is Easier and Cheaper Than Total Stripping." The Old-House Journal,November 1982, pp. 221, 238-241.

"Selecting a Clear Finish For Paint-StrippedWoodwork." The Old-House Journal, November 1984, pp.

"Don't Paint It - Wash It!" The Old-House Journal, August/September 1984, pp. 142-143.

"Preparing To Paint." The Old-House Journal, June 1977, pp. 70-71.

"Selecting the Best Exterior Paint." The Old-HouseJournal, July 1976, pp. 1, 10-11.

MacDonald, Marylee. "Getting Rid of Lead." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1992, pp. 47-54.

McNamara, Sarah. "Keeping Brass Beautiful." The Old-HouseJournal, April 1984, pp. 55-57.

Mehn, Daniel J. "Floor Refinishing, A Radical Alternative."The Old-House Journal, August 1977, pp. 89-92.

Mosca, Matthew J. "Historic Paint Research: Determining the Original Colors." The Old-House Journal, April 1981, pp.81-83.

O'Donnell, Bill. "Flow-On Paint Stripping; A Good Compromise Between Hand-Stripping and Dip-Stripping." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1986, pp. 279-281.

"Unwanted Texture Finish; How to Get Rid Of It. "The Old-House Journal, October 1986, pp. 374-377.

"After You Strip - Before You Finish." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1987, pp. 43-47.

"Masking Before Painting." The Old-House Journal, May 1986, pp. 175-177.

"Reconditioning Floors." The Old-House Journal, December 1985, pp. 201, 218-219.

"Cleaning Maintaining Brushes." The Old-House Journal, May 1986, p. 174

O'Donnell, Bill, and Jonathan Poore. "Checklist for Painting." The Old-House Journal, May 1986, pp. 190-193.

Park, Sharon C. "Managing Lead in Building Interiors: An Emerging Approach." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2, Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993.

Pashek, Robert A. "Letters to the Editor... Strippers Beware." The Old-House Journal, May/June 1985, p. 10.

Poore, Patricia. "Stripping Exterior Masonry." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1985, pp. 1, 26-28.

"Stripping Paint from Exterior Wood." The Old-House Journal, December 1985, pp. 207-211.

"It's Not As Easy As It Looks: Preparation, Priming, Painting." The Old-House Journal, April 1981, pp. 84-88.

Poore, Patricia, and Bill O'Donnell. "Exterior Stains." The Old-House Journal, June 1986, pp. 232-234.

"Picking a Floor Finish." The Old-House Journal,May 1981, pp. 107-113.

Technical Staff, OHJ. "(The) Basics of Stripping Paint (From Just About Anything)." Patricia Poore. The Old-HouseJournal, January/February 1988, pp. 38-43.

"Commercial Paint Stripping; Sub-contractingInterior Jobs." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1988,
pp. 29-33.

"48 Paint Stripping Tips." The Old-House Journal, March 1983, pp. 44-45.

"Paint Strippers, Take Note... Lead Poisoning Update." The Old-House Journal, May 1982, p. 98.

"Stripping Paint." The Old-House Journal, December 1982, pp. 249-252.

"Stripping With The Heat Gun." The Old-House Journal, November 1979, pp. 126-127.

"Refinishing Clinic... Using the Right Products." The Old-House Journal, January 1982, pp. 16-18.

"Exterior Painting: Problems Solutions." The Old- House Journal, September/October 1987, pp. 35-39.

"Painting Doors Windows." The Old-House JournalDecember 1980, p. 201.

"Paintbrushes." The Old-House Journal, May 1986,pp. 171-173.

Tyler, James B. "Restorer's Notebook - Testing Dip-Stripped Wood." The Old-House Journal, January 1980, p. 11.

Weeks, Kay D., and David W. Look. "Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork." Preservation Briefs #10.Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1982.

Welsh, Frank S. "Paint Analysis." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIV,No. 4, 1982, pp. 29-30.

"(A) Methodology For Exposing and Preserving Architectural Graining." APT Bulletin, Vol. VIII, No. 2,
1976, pp. 70-75.

Wolf, Stephen L. "True Grit." The Old-House Journal, May 1983, pp. 87-89.

Zirkle, John F. "Refinishing Clinic... Painting Galvanized Metal; A Whitewash Formula; Preserving An Unpainted Fence; Correcting a Water Stain." The Old-House Journal, September 1979, p.107.


Cassens, Daniel L., and William C. Feist. Finishing Wood Exteriors; Selection, Application, and Maintenance. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1986 (Agriculture Handbook No. 647)

Gibbia, S.W. Wood Finishing and Refinishing, (revised edition). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971.

Moss, Roger. Century of Color, Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920. Watkins Glen: American Life Foundation, 1981.

Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley Sons, Inc., 1993.

Weismantel, Guy E., ed. Paint Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981.


Bevil, Marianne, Meredith Fiske, and Anne-Leslie Owens. "Painting Historic Buildings: Materials and Techniques:An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.:Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN:Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.

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