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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Mower Colours


This section contains a list of mowers and the colour to use when restoring them. Information is only added after it has been checked and verified by at least two members of the club to help ensure accurate colour matches.

We cannot guarantee that the colours specified are an exact match to the original "ex-factory" colours. We only list machines where it has been possible to check original paintwork against appropriate colour "swatches". However, the colour of paint can change slightly over the time spans involved.


Many older mowers were painted using lead based paints that are no longer generally available and we advise collectors to use a modern synthetic finish to obtain appropriate results.

We have chosen the Natural Colour System (NCS) notation to provide colour information because it is widely supported by paint manufacturers and suppliers. The colours we suggest are our best estimate based on examination of mowers in original condition to obtain a match using NCS colour cards. The NCS logo is a trademark of the Scandinavian Colour Institute AB. NCS - Natural Colour System and the NCS notations are the property of the Scandinavian Colour Institute AB.

Where an NCS number is not given, the notes column will show which manufacturer's code or name is used. An alternative NCS reference is given wherever possible.

In some cases a simple name may be given for the colour (eg red). In these cases, any suitable colour can be used. Red, for example, is often used for cutting cylinders and other moving parts. Signal Red or Post Office Red is often a close enough match for most applications.