South Carolina Low Country – Haint Paint

Does haint blue paint chase away evil spirits?

Historically, Haint Blue was a color most commonly used on homes in the southern United States. Slaves thought this hue warded off evil spirits,known as Haints. Other cultures around the world are also known to use this color for its believed protective properties.

This hue of blue is said to ward off mosquitos…..and evil spirits. Legend has it that Haint spirits won’t cross over water. Because Haint Blue Paint has a water appearance it was used on the doors and ceilings to ward off these evil spirits.

Fascinating, non?

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