Why are Barns Painted Red?

As I was preparing this post I wondered, "Why are barns usually painted red?". A quick google led me to this article on the Farmer's Almanac website where it says, 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 … [Read more...]