For the redecorating and remodeling of the interior, a large variety of the materials are provided. It is in such work that one requires a finish especially prepared for each particular purpose. Materials made expressly for finishing doors are not always suitable for woodwork, and others prepared for new work cannot be used satisfactorily on rough parts of the old work. Some one of the Sherwin-Williams finishes will be found suitable for each kind of treatment.

One faces the problem of removing old paint or varnish at nearly every turn, and many times delicate matching of woodwork stain is absolutely necessary. S-W Taxite is made expressly for this purpose. It quickly removes all old paint and varnish, leaving the wood in perfect condition for refinishing. Taxite does not injure the hands, damage wood or veneer, or raise the grain. Directions for the application of Taxite may be found in specification No. 39. After any kind of wood has been treated with Taxite, any one of the woodwork finishes mentioned in Chapter XVI (Woodwork And Its Treatment) may be used.

It is not always necessary to remove the paint or varnish and entirely refinish the work in order to produce a stained effect on old woodwork. If the wood has been previously finished natural, and a darker stain is desired, many satisfactory effects can be obtained by applying only one coat of Brighten-Up Stain. Light or dark oak are effective colors, while maghogany, cherry, or green can be selected, if desired. If the original finish is darker than the treatment desired, it is necessary to apply a coat of Brighten-Up Stain Ground. (See specification No. 36.)

Any opaque treatment, such as white or ivory enamel, is appropriate for remodeled woodwork, because all imperfections in the wood can be easily covered up. Only the new parts will require the full number of under coatings in specification No. 18.

Extreme care in sanding all rough spots should be taken, as the various coats are applied, and particularly in advance of the Enamel-astic coats. Different grades in these final enamel coats may be obtained. Enamelastic for the very best finishes in living-room, dining-room, or other important rooms on the first floor, as well as for the chambers. This material can be obtained in three styles, "dull," "rubbed," and "gloss." (See specification Nos. 19, 18, 17.)

The Wall paper Can Easily be Removed.

PLATE L. The Wall-paper Can Easily be Removed and Flat-tone System Effects Used in Redecorating.

See Specifications, Chapter XXI (The Importance Of Working Specifications).