Paint can be traced many years back in our history were several ingredients were used as substitute for the paint we know today. The first ancestors using paint is stated to have traced back to the Spanish and French people. More than 20,000 and 25,000 years ago, paint ingredients included things like earth pigments, charcoal, juice from berries and fruit, grease, blood, etc. These forms of paint were used both for decoration and as a coating as for example to protect the woods on ships. This was a practice used by the Egyptians and Hebrews.
It was in the 1700’s the first American paint mill was built. The mill was located in Boston, Massachusetts by Thomas Child. However, the first patent for paint was not purchased before 1865 by D.P. Flinn, but it was not until 1867 that Flinn began supplying townsmen with paint and coating. Up to year 1930 stone mills was used to grind the pigments but evolved and was later substituted with steel balls. Today, it is either sand-mills or high-speed dispersions that are used in the production of paint.
Paint comes in a large variety of different textures, colors and characteristics, but the common denominator is the importance of the process of high-speed dispersion of the liquid material.
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