[ Composition for Colouring and Preserving Gates, Pales, Barns, &c. ]
Nova Scotia Magazine
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm | Reference: Microfilm Reels 8062, 8063
Instructions for making a preservative paint from resin, brimstone, and ocher. nn. 448. Microfilm Reel 8063.
COMPOSITION FOR COLOURING AND PRESERVING GATES, PALES,
MELT twelve ounces of resin in an
iron pot, or kettle: add three gal-
lons of train oil, and three or four rolls of
brimstone. When the resin and brimstone
are melted, and become thin, add as much
Spanish brown, or red and yellow oker,
(or any other colour you want -- ground
fine, as usual, with oil,) as will give the
whole as deep a shade as you like. Then
lay it on with a brush, as hot and as thin
as you can. Some days after the first coat
is dried, give it a second.
It is well attested, that this will preserve
plank for ages; and prevent the weather
from driving through the brick work.