Talk:Falu red

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Article doesn't mention that the paint is "protected"[edit]

It says nowhere that Falu Rödfärg is protected by the authorities, you can't mix any old colour and call it Falu Rödfärg, you must follow certain criteria. --90.230.92.55 (talk) 23:29, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Is the picture correct?[edit]

Is it just me, or is the red house in the linked image File:Redswedenred.sommar.jpg painted with some other red color? It doesn't have the rusty tint which you can see in e.g. the second picture. The file description itself doesn't claim it's Falu rödfärg either ... JöG (talk) 11:07, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I think it looks like a House painted in Falu red. Lord Metroid (talk) 18:36, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Actually it's not even very common but it's the rule that wet paint has a different color from dried paint. That's because in a dried paint film, scattering is much more prominent due to the large refractive index difference between air (filling the pores) and the pigment, vs. the lower refractive index difference between the pigment and the liquid solvent (filling the pores). Consequently, we see less saturated, "grayer" colors in dried paint. Furthermore, since Falu red is defined on a mineral that has varying colors, and when the color of the paint can be greatly affected by the processing, assigning a single exact physical color is a futile task. Concerning the two pictures, another contributor is the differing color temperature of the photographs. --vuo (talk) 22:35, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

"Aging Falu red will flake off". This is not exactly true.It will not come off in flakes. Its more like dust or silt. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.223.9.101 (talk) 09:56, 8 October 2012 (UTC)