This scenic setting with this large barn is located in scenic Holmes County, Ohio on the Scenic By Way Holmes County Road 23. This is a beautiful part of Holmes County, Ohio. This barn print will make a great addition to any art collectors collection and will fit well on any wall in any home or office. This barn was built many years ago and is in great condition.
Someone asked why are barns always painted red? Well here is the answer for that question..
Ever wonder why old barns are usually red in color? Red is (or, perhaps, was) a popular color for barns due not to its color shade but for its usefulness.
Many years ago, choices for paints, sealers and other building materials did not exist. Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would protect and seal the wood on their barns. Hundreds of years ago, many farmers would seal their barns with linseed oil, which is an orange-colored oil derived from the seeds of the flax plant. To this oil, they would add a variety of things, most often milk and lime, but also ferrous oxide, or rust. Rust was plentiful on farms and because it killed fungi and mosses that might grow on barns, was very effective as a sealant. It turned the mixture red in color.
When paint became more available, many people chose red paint for their barns in honor of tradition.
June 8th, 2014
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