White for imitating enameled ware.
Mix 30 pounds French zinc oxide;
dry blanc fixe;
silicate of soda, 40° Beaume;
Run the zinc, blanc fixe and water through a mill to make a fine pulp, then mix the silicate of soda with the pulp and strain through a fine sieve. The result should be 100 pounds of liquid paint, equal to 8 gallons. Should be blued with a little ultramarine blue ground in water, and when two coats have been applied to sheet iron, steel, etc., and each coat baked at 180 ° F., the effect will resemble porcelain enamel.
A similar effect may be obtained, if the French zinc oxide and blanc fixe is replaced by a similar weight of best grade lithopone white, which will slightly decrease the cost.