Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicOther - Entertainment · 2 months ago

Why are barns red?

5 Answers

  • Peter
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Iron Oxide pigment was cheaper and more plentiful than Lead Oxide or Titanium Dioxide.

  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    1 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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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Historically, red paint was cheapest because red dye is easy to make.

  • Darla
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    To attract the roosters.... 

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  • Orla
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It was a cheap and plentiful dye at the time...easier to make red paint than other colors.

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