Decoration Ideas Living Room
A Suitable Putty
Ordinary glazier’s putty is sometimes used, but it is somewhat slow setting. A much better putty can be easily made by mixing equal parts of dry whiting, stiff white-lead paste and sufficient Japan gold size to achieve the right working consistency.
This is called “hard stopping” and is a suitable putty for most painting purposes. It sets fairly quickly and therefore not more than will be required within an hour or two should be mixed at one time.
The surfaces, being thoroughly dry and hard, should next he rubbed down with fine sandpaper and dusted off.
The processes, from now on, are the same, whether our groundwork is primed as just described or is old paint rubbed down as described earlier.