739 Paint Questions Answered: A Reference Encyclopedia Answering Knotty Problems that Confront the Painter, Decorator, and Paint Manufacturer in Their Everyday Work, with Complete Topical Index

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Painters Magazine, 1904 - Paint - 383 pages
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Page 178 - To every quart of this add 10 to 15 drops of a saturated solution of indigo, completely neutral. After applying this dye to the wood, rub the latter with a saturated and filtered solution of verdigris in hot concentrated acetic acid, and repeat the operation until a black of the desired intensity is obtained. Oak thus stained is said to be a close as well as handsome imitation of ebony.
Page 204 - Casting) piece of fine sand paper ; it will then be ready for gilding. When the frame is covered, rest it on its edge to drain ; when perfectly dry dip a pencil into water and wipe the gold over with it ; it will take the particles of gold off and make it appear solid. For any parts not covered take bits of leaf with a dry pencil and lay on as before, then give the whole a coat of clear parchment size. Brush the back edges over with ocher and the frame is then, ready.
Page 159 - Add of the silver solution to 1 oz. strong liquid ammonia, until brown oxide of silver remains undissolved. Then add alternately ammonia and silver solution carefully until the nitrate of silver is exhausted, when a very little of the brown precipitate should remain, and filter.
Page 178 - Oak is immersed for 48 hours in a hot saturated solution of alum, and then brushed over several times with a logwood decoction prepared as follows : — Boil 1 part...
Page 137 - ... preferably oak, allowed to set for about 20 to 30 minutes, and the surplus filler removed by wiping across the grain in the usual manner. After 24 to 36 hours, the surface should be lightly sandpapered and a good, flowing coat of rubbing varnish applied, which when fairly well set should not show any pitting or pin holes.
Page 159 - Rochelle salt solution and dilute the mixture with distilled water to make 22 oz. in all. Clean the glass or mirror with nitric acid or plain collodion and tissue paper. Coat a tin pan of suitable size with beeswax and rosin, equal parts, melted together. Fasten a stick one-eighth of an inch in thickness across bottom of pan and pour in the solution. Put the glass in quickly, face downward, one edge first; carry pan to open window and rock the glass slowly for half an hour. Bright objects should...
Page 175 - Precipitate strong aqueous solution of strontium chloride by means of sulphuric acid; dry the precipitate, and heat it to redness for some time in a current of hydrogen; then over a Bunsen lamp for ten minutes, then for twenty minutes over a blast lamp.
Page 159 - ... across bottom of pan and pour in the solution. Put the glass in quickly face downward, one edge first ; carry pan to open window and rock the glass slowly for half an hour. Bright objects should now be scarcely visible through the film. Take out the mirror and set on edge on blotting paper to dry, and when thoroughly dry lay it face up on a dusted table. Stuff a piece of thin, soft buckskin with cotton loosely and go over the whole surface with this rubber in circular strokes. Put some...
Page 202 - a fine kind of parchment prepared from the skins of calves (lambs or kids) and used especially for writing, painting or binding.
Page 108 - Purity of Turpentine. Drop a small quantity on a piece of white paper, expose it to the air and if the turpentine is pure no traces will be left. If oil or other foreign matter is present, the paper will be greasy or soiled.

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