Mix and grind fine a paste, consisting of:

12 pounds gas carbon black;

25 "

pure floated silica;

13 "

dry asbestine powder;

50 "

raw, well clarified linseed oil;

100 pounds soft paste.

Reduce this paste with 8 pounds oil japan, 4 pounds turpentine and a mixture of 16 pounds bodied linseed oil and 72 pounds kettle boiled oil. This will produce 21 gallons of paint, that is jet black and dries with good gloss by air or baking. Nor is its cost prohibitive and the selling proposition need not stand in the way, where good and lasting results are actually and honestly looked for by the purchaser.