Saturday 14th January 2017 - Patrick Baty - The History of Paints for the Historic Interior

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Saturday 14th January 2017 - Patrick Baty - The History of Paints for the Historic Interior


The History of Paint for the Historic Interior

Saturday 14th January 2017 - Patrick Baty.

Morning – ‘Paint in a nutshell’; the history of paints covering the long 18th century (c.1680-1830).

The use of paint and colour in the medium size house, with advice on what paints are suitable for today’s use.

Afternoon - ‘The Paint Detective’ – how to discover which colours were employed in the historic house.

Patrick Baty is an expert in the decoration of historic buildings. His work covers research, paint analysis, colour surveys and technical advice. Projects have ranged from King Henry VIII’s heraldic beasts, Baroque churches, country houses, wartime RAF stations and London social housing estates, to structures such as Tower Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. He also works in the USA. Patrick’s first book is due out in Spring 2017. He blogs at -

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The cost of each study day will be £180.00 (incl. VAT.) This will include the full day’s events, coffee or tea and biscuits on arrival, lecture in the Northumberland Room, Lunch will be held in the Garden Restaurant. Each study day will conclude with a tour of the house by the day's expert, followed by tea in the Green Drawing Room.

This study day starts at 10 a.m. at Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF and will finish around 5 p.m.

Numbers are limited to 35 participants per day.

Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the event are non-refundable.



10.00 a.m.

Arrival. Welcome to Syon House and coffee. 

10.30 a.m.

Lecture in Northumberland Room

11.30 a.m.

Break and questions

12.00 p.m.


1.00 p.m.

Lunch in the Garden House Restaurant at Syon.

2.30 p.m.

Lecture in Northumberland Room followed by tour of Syon House

4.00 p.m.

Afternoon tea in the Green Drawing Room. 

5.00 p.m.


For any further information, please do get in touch with Zuleika Parkin at