This is only used when the work is to be finished in oil; that is, left shining. It is thinned almost entirely with turpentine, that the finishing coat may have a better gloss.

Third, or ground colour, is thinned with two-thirds oil and one-third turpentine, and tinted a shade darker than the finishing colour.

Finishing oil colour is thinned with a little more oil than turpentine, and tinted to the desired colour.

Flatting, or finishing turpentine colour, is thinned entirely with turpentine, and has no shine.

A bastard flat is thinned with turpentine and a little oil, which renders it more durable than the perfect flatting. To procure a good flat, it is necessary to have a perfectly even glossy ground, and it should be of the same tint, but a little darker than the finishing flat.

For Clearcole And Finish

Stop defects with putty, clearcole, and finish with oil-finishing colour, as directed.

For Two Coats In Oil

Turpentine second colour, and finishing oil colour.

For Two Coats In Oil And Flat

Turpentine second colour; third colour, and flat.

For Three Coats In Oil

Turpentine second colour; turpentine colour; and finishing oil colour.

For Three Coats In Oil And Flat (Old Work)

Turpentine second colour; turpentine colour; third, or ground colour; and flatting.

For Four Coats In Oil (New Work)

Oil priming; oil second colour; turpentine colour; and oil finishing colour.

For Four Coats In Oil And Flat (New Work)

Oil priming; oil second colour; turpentine colour; third or ground colour; and flatting.