[ Recipe for Making Paint  ] James Kent Blair
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
Source: Crowe Family Letters
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG1 Vol. 243 / No Microfilm Available
A recipe for making paint followed by "Another," signed by James Kent Blair of Truro, Nova Scotia. No. 12.
Recipe for making Paint ------
To a Common bucket full of *lime, white wash put three
pounds of brown sugar & one quart of fine salt and when
thoroughly mix’d, it will be fit for use, the colour may
be changed by adding Lamp black, Red or yellow Ochre
to, it *unslacked lime.
Mix white Lime with Salt Water, and heat it
until it comes to a boil & when cold it will be fit for
N.B. Glue or the Water in which Codfish heads
have been boild make a good Cement for
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