The following paint is not affected by sulphur gases, sometimes prevailing on steamer decks:

35 pounds sublimed white lead (basic lead sul phate);

35 "

American zinc oxide XX;

10 "

floated barytes, extra fine;

5 "

magnesium silicate (asbestine);

15 "

refined or bleached oil;

100 pounds paste.

To make this in form ready for use: Mix thoroughly:

82 pounds of above paste;

3 1/2 "

spirit of turpentine;

4 "

pale bodied linseed oil;

3 3/4 "

pale drying japan;

6 3/4 "

refined oil;

100 pounds.

Result 6 1/2 gallons paint, weighing 15 lbs. 6 oz. per gallon.