This section is from the book "Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building", by James C. et al. Also available from Amazon: Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry And Building.
All exterior woodwork is to be primed as soon as in place, with raw linseed oil and a very small amount of yellow ocher; and later to have two additional coats of raw linseed and white lead paint mixed in the proportion of 100 pounds of lead to 5 gallons of oil, colored with such pigments as will produce the single color desired, and having no more drier in each coat than is necessary to insure its drying within 18 hours.
All pine woodwork throughout the house, including floors, will have one coat of white shellac and three coats of paint, mixed as above and of the colors selected by the Architect. There will be one color only in each room for finish, and one for floors.
All hardwood except floors is to be filled with a mineral filler, and to have three coats of varnish, the last two rubbed to a dull surface. The varnish is to be of a brand covered by an affidavit from the manufacturers that it contains no rosin or petroleum products and that it contains at least 17 per cent of copal gums. Also, the varnish must be of such character that a film on glass will not dry in less than 48 hours; and when dry, the film is not to be brittle. Four days must elapse between the application of each coat of varnish and the succeeding coat.
All hardwood floors, treads, and risers are to have one coat of hot raw linseed oil and two additional coats of cold raw linseed oil, three days to intervene between each coat and the next.
All glass is to be at least 1/8 inch thick and free from all smoke, bubbles, or wavy lines. It is to be set in the sash after priming with white lead, back-puttied, and fastened with points not over 6 inches apart and full-puttied.