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Swedish Red Barn Paint
We'd like to let FARM SHOW readers know that traditional Swedish "barn red" paint that comes from the copper mining areas of Falun in Sweden is now available to U.S. and Canadian farmers in a "mix-it-yourself" kit. The paint is unique in that it's extremely mildew and rot resistant, non-burnable, and naturally bug repellant. It was first used in the middle of the 17th century when it was discovered that the red powder paint retarded mildew and rot. It didn't take long before red Falun paint became a national symbol of Sweden. We're now importing the paint in a kit that includes a pail, soap, linseed oil, brushes and enough paint pow-der to mix 5 gal. of paint. Sells for $62 including shipping. (Mrs. Kerstin Popescu, Hightower Falls Inc., 54 Allen Rd. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30328 ph 404 256-1988).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5