Old Spectrum Paint – 20 years in a shed…

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Old paint never dies….

In 1993 I was back home in Didcot, Oxfordshire and a musician friend Pete Astor who I had done record covers for commissioned a wall hanging.

He gave me a £100 and I said I would put in to materials…it was a friend’s gesture of support as I was on the dole at the time.

I bought the paint tins from Atlantis in London. I painted the canvas for him then…

I met a Spanish lady and we ran off to Edinburgh and the paints were placed in a suitcase in my father’s shed.

In 2013 I was clearing the shed following my parent’s deaths and the sale of their house.

I took the suitcase and this week opened them again for first time worried they would be dried out as had rusted over the years.

As can be seen from the photos the paint is still in perfect condition….I start painting in oil again next week…I been using acrylic for last few years….

Linseed oil smells great 🙂

Like me Spectrum is still going…

http://www.spectrumoil.com/

🙂

 

 

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