REFERENCE DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES - Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders
1941 CAFO 290: NON-CHALIKING MATT PAINTS (FEB. 1941)
Updated 26-Jan-2008

This document is a modern transcription of Admiralty record CAFO 290 (Feb 1941). It concerns matt paints to be used by the Royal Navy in the Second World War. The original document is held at the Royal Navy Library at the Royal Navy Base, Portsmouth. This Crown Copyrighted material is reproduced here by kind permission of the Royal Navy Library.

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C.A.F.O. 290. –Non-Chalking Matt Paints

(D. 012093/40.–6.2.1941.)

Light and dark grey paints manufactured by the following firms have been approved for use on H.M. ships for coating surfaces where a matt finish is required: –

Messrs. Goodlass, Wall & Co. –Light and dark
Messrs. Paripan, Ltd.–Dark
The Sillicate Paint co. (Messrs J.B. Owen & Co., Ltd.). –Duresco paint, light and dark.


2. The paints are to be supplied in shades to conform to dark grey Home Fleet shade and light grey shade for ships on foreign stations.

3. Dockyards are to demand requirements as necessary.

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