"In Sweden, they’ve been painting houses this colour since the 1500s. It’s called Falu Rödfärg, or Falun Red. It’s made from natural pigments extracted as a by-product from the copper mine at Falun, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.    The red mull comes from ore with a low copper content that has decomposed for a long time. It is washed, sifted and roasted, then ground to a fine pigment.    
You can buy the pigment in powder form, in a box, so you’re not shipping water or a tin…

"In Sweden, they’ve been painting houses this colour since the 1500s. It’s called Falu Rödfärg, or Falun Red. It’s made from natural pigments extracted as a by-product from the copper mine at Falun, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The red mull comes from ore with a low copper content that has decomposed for a long time. It is washed, sifted and roasted, then ground to a fine pigment. You can buy the pigment in powder form, in a box, so you’re not shipping water or a tin…

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