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Hand-Making 18th and 19th Century House Paints

September 7 - September 8



Start: September 7
End: September 8
Cost: $400
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Historic Eastfield Village
104 Mud Pond Road
East Nassau, NY 12062 United States
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Participants will make multiple types of housepaint (oil-based, limewash, and distemper), using traditional materials and methods. Paints will be ground on a muller and slab, as well as in a paint mill. Materials will include: linseed oil, animal glue, dry pigments, and chalk. Students will also learn about historic brushes and brushing techniques.

Limited to 8 Students

September 7th – 8th 2024

Cost: $400.00


  • Erika Sanchez Goodwillie – Studied Preservation Carpentry at the North Bennet Street School. Since 2009 she has made and installed paint for period-specific restorations in historic homes and museums.
  • Christopher Mills – Principal of Christopher Mills Conservation, specializing in architectural conservation and recreation of 18th and 19th century interior finishes using traditional methods.


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