Walpamur Water Paint

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Walpamur Water Paint
Walpamur Water Paint
Year: 1951
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Item #: 672
Walpamur Water Paint for the homes of Britain.
Source: Picture Post. November 10, 1951

Comment by: steve saunders on 14th March 2013 at 20:39

after 50 yrs in the trade the products we are using today are a load of rubbish. you could not beat things like walpamur oil bound distemper and paint with a lead base in it for lasting.

Comment by: R. Smith on 28th March 2008 at 15:46

Walpamur Water Paint was a quality water based finish for ceilings and walls before the advent of PVA emulsion paints in the mid 50s. It wasn't washable, but could be wiped down with a damp cloth.
It provided a smooth finish (brushed on) which did not come off on clothes unlike the cheaper, more common distempers such as 'Marvo' and Siscolin'.