Excellent information on kinds of plastering, furring, function of lath and kinds of lath, plastering materials, mixing and application, decorative features of plaster, causes of cracks, softness and efflorescence, and other topics may be obtained from Wall Plaster: Its Ingredients, Preparation, and Properties (Circ. 151, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Standards), to be obtained from the Government Printing Office.

Most helpful information on paint materials, ready-mixed paints, varnishes, paint mixed on the job, preparation of wood, brick, concrete, plaster, and metal surfaces for painting, and other important subjects may be obtained from the bulletin Painting on the Farm (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers' Bull. 1452 [1925]), obtained from the Government Printing Office. Additional help may be obtained from Paint and Varnish (Circ. 69, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Standards), also obtained from the Government Printing Office.