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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A water-based white paint that was used for coating interior walls and ceilings. Available as a powder, calcimine typically had a glue binder and one or more of the following white pigments; [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=calcium%20carbonate calcium carbonate] (whiting), [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=clay clay], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zinc%20oxide zinc oxide]. Occasionally other colors were added for tinting. Calcimine is not water-resistant. It was often used for temporary decoration and not for permanent painting.
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A water-based white paint that was used for coating interior walls and ceilings. Available as a powder, calcimine typically had a glue binder and one or more of the following white pigments; [[calcium carbonate]] (whiting), [[clay]], [[zinc oxide]]. Occasionally other colors were added for tinting. Calcimine is not water-resistant. It was often used for temporary decoration and not for permanent painting.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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Soluble in water.
 
Soluble in water.
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
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* ''Paint in America'', Robert Moss (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994  Comment: M.Phillips, "A Victorian Trompe l'Oeil"
 
* ''Paint in America'', Robert Moss (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994  Comment: M.Phillips, "A Victorian Trompe l'Oeil"
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
* Random House, Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

Latest revision as of 13:21, 29 April 2016

Description

A water-based white paint that was used for coating interior walls and ceilings. Available as a powder, calcimine typically had a glue binder and one or more of the following white pigments; calcium carbonate (whiting), clay, zinc oxide. Occasionally other colors were added for tinting. Calcimine is not water-resistant. It was often used for temporary decoration and not for permanent painting.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kalsomine; tempera per imbiancare (It.)

Other Properties

Soluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Paint in America, Robert Moss (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994 Comment: M.Phillips, "A Victorian Trompe l'Oeil"
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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