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FUN FACTS ABOUT PAINT:

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Red doors have meant several things throughout history and different cultures. In the early pioneer days in the U.S., a red door typically meant that a house was a safe spot to lay your head for the evening and rest from a long day’s travel. In the Civil War, a red door meant that the house was a safe home for slaves trying to escape to the North in the Underground Railroad. In Scotland, a red door has traditionally meant that their home is mortgage-free. It was a celebration of owing no debt to the house. In China, a red door symbolizes good luck, and doors are often repainted red to celebrate the New Year.

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Spray paint was invented due to a need. Francis Davis Millet is credited with the invention of spray paint while working under tight deadlines to complete construction for the Chicago World’s Fair.

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Paint has been around for thousands of years – about 30,000 years, to be more exact. Cave dwellers used paint to draw representations of life in those times, many of which are still visible today.

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It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior of the White House, located in Washington D.C.

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The color purple was once associated with royalty. At one time only aristocrats could afford the expensive pigment. During Roman times, it took 4 million crushed mollusk shells to create one pound of purple pigment.

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Did you know that paint dries quickest when temperatures are around 70 degrees? Paint will spread more smoothly and absorb faster at these temperatures than in the chilly cold or sweltering heat.