Green: Grind 10 lbs. chemically pure chrome green, dark shade, 30 lbs. blanc fixe (precipitated barium sulphate), 2 1/2 lbs. to 3 lbs. powdered corrosive sublimate in 15 lbs. refined pine tar, as fine as possible, and thin the resulting paste with 30 lbs. of hard gum (preferably kauri) varnish, containing a minimum of oil and heavy petroleum spirit as solvent and add to this 2 gallons of the heavy benzine, known to the trade as substitute turpentine. This batch will produce about 9 gallons of paint.
Red: Grind 9 lbs. strong red oxide, 95% Fe2O3, 1 lb. pure para toner, blueish, 20 lbs. blanc fixe, 10 lbs. bolted whiting (English cliffstone), 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. red oxide of mercury or corrosive sublimate in 16 lbs. refined pine tar as fine as possible, and thin the resulting paste with 8 lbs. shellac japan, 24 lbs. of hard gum (preferably kauri) varnish with a minimum of oil and heavy petroleum spirit as solvent and add to this 1 1/2 gallons of heavy benzine, yielding 9 gallons of paint.
50 pounds air slaked lime, 12 1/2 pounds sugar or glucose, and 2 1/2 pounds alum are mixed with 10 gallons warm water, until sugar and alum are fully dissolved. Then 18 pounds boiled linseed oil and 6 pounds oil of eucalyptus are mixed with the solution and the resulting liquid may be still further thinned with water. When pigment is to be incorporated with the damp proof liquid, use zinc oxide for white, about 2 1/2 pounds to the gallon; for buff add sufficient yellow ocher to the white; for stone, yellow ocher and a trifle of raw umber; for drab, raw Turkey umber; for blue, add simply lime proof ultramarine blue to the liquid; for green, add yellow ocher to the last named and for red, add native red oxide.
Dissolve 2 parts by weight of gum sandarac in 7 parts by weight of ether. When solution is complete, add 7 parts by weight of 90% benzole. If the finish is to be black, dissolve 2% of the total weight of nigrosene B (spirit soluble) in the ether and sandarac solution, before adding the benzole.