Economical White Paint.

Scientific American 32, 29.4.1848

Skim-milk two quarts; fresh slacked lime eight ounces; linseed oil 6 ounces; white Burgundy pitch two ounces; Spanish white three pounds. The lime to be slackened in water, exposed tot he air, and mixed in about one-fourth of the milk; the oil in which the pitch is dissolved to be added a little at a time, then the rest of the milk, and afterwards the Spanish white. This quantity is sufficient for twenty-seven square yards, two coats, and the expense a mere trifle.

This paint sould bow be applied to all the outhouses of a farm. It will destroy many of the larvæ of insects deposited in the crevices of buildings.

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