This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol2", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
The colours, white lead, and oil to be of the best description, and free from adulteration.
All woodwork to be carefully knotted and stopped, and all. work to be well rubbed down between each coat.
All painting to be finished to approved colours and tints.
Paint two coats of oil colour on all exposed ironwork after fixing.
Prime and paint four coats of oil colour on all internal and external woodwork usually painted, the last two coats internally on ground, first and second floors to be in Gay's "Impenetrable" or Chancellor's "Velure" paint.
Black all stoves and range.
Touch up work and leave all clean and perfect at completion.