Welcome to Painted.com, a website where you can find out about the history of house painting and decorating, and various tools and techniques of the trade, as well as links to other relevant sources of information!
The professional trade of painting emerged in the Middle Ages in Europe, during the heyday of the guild system, and for centuries it was symbolized by the Master Painters, who have attained professional recognition in society as masters of the painting trade.
Even after the end of the era of guilds and the development of capitalism, painters and professionals in related fields have formed professional associations of their own to protect and further their business interests.
While painting may be imagined by some people as the seemingly very simple process of applying some paint on a surface with a brush–which is true in a sense, since this is the generic definition of painting–the painting trade involves lots of different trade secrets and techniques, and different brushes, paints, and other tools and equipment, that make a huge difference in the quality of the painting job and achieving the desired result.
Feel free to browse through the tabs above to find out more about the history and development of professional painting as we know it today–from the rise of the Master Painters to modern painting contractors and businesses–as well as to learn more about different types of paints, brushes, and other tools and techniques that are involved in professional house painting, the general cost of painting a house, and other related topics.