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From the Preface.
ALTHOUGH house painting is a distinct and well-defined trade in itself, yet it merges into many other trades. For example, the carpenter, the builder, the carriage builder and many others are called upon from time to time to do more or less painting. The great difficulty with those who have not had the benefit of a long training and experience is in the mixing of colors. They may be able to produce a good paint by taking so much white lead, linseed oil and turpentine; but when it comes to matching a given color they are usually at a loss. This little book is produced for the aid of such men. It does not pretend to be an exhaustive treatise, but as far as it goes it will be found to be accurate.
Some of the principal colors in ordinary use have been selected and instructions are given as to how they may be produced. The reader may ask whether it would not be better to give the exact proportions of the different colors necessary to produce a given tint or hue. This plan is quite impracticable for the simple reason that the colors on the market vary so greatly in strength. If so many parts of different colors were mentioned, the painter who used first-class materials would get a totally different result from one who was in the habit of using an inferior grade of goods. The author therefore decided that the most useful plan to follow is to give the method of producing a good color, and has taken materials of ordinary quality as a basis.
The writer trusts that this small work will be of considerable use to his readers.
In conclusion I would state that this little book was written in conjunction and by arrangement with Mr. Arthur S. Jennings, of London, author of a larger work entitled "Paint and Color Mixing."
bound: 72 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 20, 2017)
isbn: 1544821484, 978-1544821481,
weight: 5.6 ounces (