TEN PAINTING FACTS and A COLORFUL JOKE OR TWO

10. The use of paint has been linked all the way  Imageback to the first century. The first place on record to use it is in China.Archeologists have also unearthed evidence of paint in ancient palaces built around this same timeframe. They figure ancient craftsmen applied ground pigments such as ochre to wet plastered walls to “paint” those interior surfaces! 9. Paint colors can affect your mood. Cool tones invoke feelings of calm, peace and happiness. Warmer tones can provoke feelings of anger or energy. 8. The surface coverage of a gallon varies between 25 and 44 square yard depending on the color of the paint. 7. More than 1.57 billion gallons of paint are sold in the United States each year. 6. Roughly 65 gallons of paint are discarded in the United States each year. 5. The Golden Gate Bridge has been the same color since it was erected. That color is called International Orange. 4. In the United States, lead-based paint was banned for use in residential paints in 1978, but many other countries banned it prior to 1920. 3. It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior of the White House in Washington D.C. 2. Latex paint is recyclable, but oil-based paints are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of by a qualified waste management organization. All paint should be properly eliminated to avoid contamination of public utilities. 1. The first known residential paint application of any kind are cave drawings.

 

On the lighter side….

#1 A blonde canvassed a wealthy neighborhood looking for odd jobs. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had anything for her to do.”Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?” “How about $50?” The man agreed and told her the paint was in the garage. A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. “You’re finished already?” he asked. “Yes,” the blonde answered, “and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats.” Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. “And by the way,” the blonde added, “that’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”

#2 Don’t you love it when people in school are like, ‘I’m a bad test taker.’ You mean you’re stupid. Oh, you struggle with that part where we find out what you know? I can totally relate see, because I’m a brilliant painter minus my god awful brushstrokes. Oh, how the masterpiece is crystal up here but once paint hits canvas I develop Parkinson’s.

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