This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
The primary object of painting is to aid the preservation of the material so treated; its secondary object is the ornamentation of the surface. Graining answers only a decorative purpose.
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