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Early man used earth colorants as pigments and crushed berries, animal blood, egg whites, and sap from dandelions, milkweed, and trees as adhesives in these crude paints. Paintings of the grand bison in Altamira, Spain, and the Chinese horse in Lascaux, France, are believed to be 15,000 years old. The Obiri rock paintings in Arnhem land in Northern Australia also date back to prehistoric times. Some 5000 years ago, Egyptians improved their coatings by adding other adhesives, such as casein. The term distemper from the Latin temperare, meaning to mix, was used to describe these waterborne paints.
1838 Cellulose nitrate prepared from paper by Pelouze. 1840 Cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose) now officially accredited to Braconnot and Pelouze. 1845 Schonbein invented cellulose trinitrate; called it guncotton (patented in 1846). 1847 Maynard used collodion (guncotton) as a waterproof coating for wounds. Borzelius synthesized first polyester resin. Polymerization of acrylic acid. 1. (Continued) Years Event 1865 Rosins first esterified by Maly. 1872 Bayer synthesized first phenolic resin. 1880 First ready-mixed paint produced by Henry Alden Sherwin and Edward Williams; Sherwin-Williams Company formed in Cleveland, Ohio, to market the product.
During this period, the artist was not only the painter but also was the paint manufacturer. Since the artist required only a small amount of paint, batches were only as large as needed for a particular project, and an ounce of paint might be a normal batch, while a really large mural could consume a 6-ounce batch. Manufacturing equipment, while crude, was still being used as lab equipment up to World War I, and apothecaries used the same mortar and pestle even in the early part of this century.