The Home Painting Manual; A Complete Handbook on Home Painting and Decorating, Full Information about Paints and Varnishes and Their Application

The Home Painting Manual; A Complete Handbook on Home Painting and Decorating, Full Information about Paints and Varnishes and Their Application

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...penetration of the stain. It is necessary to do this shortly before staining, however, as the oil has a tendency to rise again. Cypress varies somewhat in color, some specimens being quite white and others quite red in tone. Any of the brown stains take well on cypress and red mahogany is quite strikingly attractive. On page 94, are shown effects somewhat out of the ordinary. The use of Handcraft Stain Silver Gray gives a very pleasing Circassian Walnut tone while Green Weathered Oak is very interesting too. Sherwin-Williams Handcraft Stains or Oil Stains will produce the most satisfactory effects on this type of wood. Sugied cypress is produced by charring the surface of the wood with a blow torch. The flakes of the wood do not burn as readily as the softer parts. A wire brush is then used to remove most of the charcoal and the wood may then receive a white or colored toner, shellac and Velvet Finish Varnish. California Redwood California redwood is the commercial lumber obtained from the giant Sequoia trees of that state_ It is claimed that the great age of these trees, ranging from 800 to 2000 years, gives the wood great natural preservative qualities, affording the wood a natural seasoning which prevents warping or splitting. It is not unusual to see redwood panels five feet wide which keep their shape without shrinking or swelling_ The wood, because of the size of the trees, is remarkably free from knots. In color it is of a pronounced reddish hue which may be finished in the natural or stained. Green stains produce dark rich velvety tones which are truly beautiful, inasmuch as the red of the wood still is in evidence in the harder portions of the grain. Sherwin-Williams Handcraft Stains or Oil Stains are recommended for finishing...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748654
  • 9781236748652