Smith's Art of house-painting : improved by Wm. Butcher : and including every particular relating to that useful art, with the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working, oil-colours, oil-cloth varnish and colour, milk-paint, &c. : the whole adapted to the meanest capacity, so as to enable any person to paint and grain, in oil-colours, all sorts of timber, or iron-work, in houses or ships : as gates, doors, posts, pales, palisadoes, and every thing that requires paint, whether for beauty or for preservation, from the influence of the weather; with the manner of painting window-transparencies, and other useful recipes.
- Additional Title(s):
Art of house-painting
- The second edition, with additions.
- London : Printed for R.H. Laurie, map, chart, and print seller, no. 53, Fleet Street, 1825.
London : Printed by J. Rider, Little Britain, 
- Physical Description:
- iv, 36 pages ; 18 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTT320 .S6 1825Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Partly based upon the section dealing with 'vulgar' or house-painting that appeared in John Smith's The Art of Paynting in Oil (1676). It includes how graining in imitation of mahogany was produced: "first coat, white lead; second coat orange (with orange lead); the finished with burnt terra de Sienna, with a flat brush waving and imiating the veins as they run in any fine piece of mahogany."
First published in this form in 1821.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in twentieth-century sugar paper boards.
- Subject Terms:
- House painting.Paint materials.Varnish and varnishing.Workshop recipes.
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Smith, John, 1647 or 1648-1727?, Smith's Art of house-painting , 1825
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