Why are barns red?
- PeterLv 41 month ago
Iron Oxide pigment was cheaper and more plentiful than Lead Oxide or Titanium Dioxide.
- JesereLv 71 month ago
New England settlers didn't have enough money to paint their farms. So they needed a cheap way to protect the barns' wood. They mixed skimmed milk, lime, and red iron oxide to make a red, plastic-like coating. The coating protected the wood and kept barns warmer in the winter.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Historically, red paint was cheapest because red dye is easy to make.
- DarlaLv 52 months ago
To attract the roosters....
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- OrlaLv 62 months ago
It was a cheap and plentiful dye at the time...easier to make red paint than other colors.