To stain brick flat the color of brown-stone, add black to Venetian red until the desired shade is obtained. If color ground in oil is used, thin with turpentine, using a little japan as a drier. If necessary to get the desired shade add yellow ocher to the mixture of red and black. If the work is part old and part new, rub the wall down, using a brick for a rubber, until the surface is uniform, and keep it well wet while rubbing with cement water, made by stirring Portland cement into water until the water looks the color of the cement. This operation fills the pores of the brick and makes a smooth, uniform surface to paint on. Tinge the wash with a little dry Venetian red and lampblack. This will help bring the brick to a uniform color, so that an even color can be obtained with one coat of stain.

BRICKS:

See Ceramics.

BRICKS OF SAND-LIME:

See Stone, Artificial.

BRICK POLISHES:

See Polishes.

BRICK WALLS, TO CLEAN:

See Cleaning Preparations and Methods and Household Formulas.

BRICK WATERPROOFING:

See Waterproofing.

BRICKMAKERS' NOTES:

See Ceramics.