A.J. Griffiths: Observations on Some Points of
Previous to painting, it will be a good thing to mix lime in the
softest water you can get, and letting it stand till quite
clear, wash the paint well with it. It will take off not only the dirt but
grease. Let all dirt, such as pitch, tar, &c. be scraped off with a knife, or
a scraper if requisite before you begin. However carefully you may take off
spots which have been idly left, as you come to them while painting;
these scrapings will be liable to blow on such parts as are already done, or
they will probably be painted over, and the paint will never stick properly
Anslem John Griffiths: Observations on Some Points of
Seamanship; with Practical Hints on Naval Oeconomy, &c &c.
J.J. Hadley, Cheltenham, 1824 (1st). -8vo, 15.5x8.5 cm, xii, 290 pp.
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