Re: restoring 60 year old exterior painting

Peter E. Durbin

Building is located 25 miles west of Toledo along the OH/MI line. Original painting was done by Vernors ginger ale company . Although it is badly faded and some areas of paint are completely gone, There is enough left so that design refurbishing/restoration should not be a problem. Chip sampling has not been done. What paint formula is best for maintaining its origianl color? Oil Paint formulas have been changed for environmental and health reasons. I am certain that original was a lead, oil-based paint.

I would think paint used now would need to be a specialized item and probably not readily found on the home maintenance big box store shelf. Am I thinking in the right direction?