Preserving Roofs of Houses

[ Preserving Roofs of Houses ] William Paine

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Paine
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
William Patterson

Date: 1797/01/03

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Construction
Household

Ingredients
lime
wood ashes
sand
linseed oil

Places
Horden
Kent
England

Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3

Description

Instructions for a mixture to be applied on roofs as protection against water and fire. Reel 1. Image use courtesy of American Antiquarian Society.


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Transcription

1797
Roofs
of Houses
From Mercury. Jan '3. 1797 /
a New Method of preserving roofs of Houses from
Injury by the Weather & the falling of Flakes of
Fire, communicated by WPatterson Esqr of
Horden, Kent to the Society of Arts & printed
in their 12t Vole
” Take 3 pts by Meaure of Air Slacked Lime
2 of wood ashes, & 1 of fine sand, sift them thro” a
fine seive, & add as much Linseed Oil, as will
bring the mixture to the consistence of Paint,,
so as to be laid on with a Brush. great care
must be taken to mix the ingredients
perfectly. I believe grindthem as Paint in oil
would be an improvement. 2 Coats are necessary,
the 1st rather thin, the 2d as thick as can be
worked; it will improve in hardness by
time, it is impenetrable by moistur &
it is much cheaper than paint & more durable.