Paint for the protection of metals from the action of sea water.

The Scientific American 15, 10.4.1869

A paint for the protection of iron and other metals from the detrimental influence of sea water, and the prevention of "fouling," has been invented, and is made in England as follows:
80 parts of quicsilver
7 " thick turpentine.
55 " red lead.

These materials are mixed with as much boiled linseed oil as is necessary to make a paint of the proper consistency. The quicksilver must be thoroughly amalgamated with the thick turpentine by grinding or rubbing, and this mixture must be ground with the red lead and more boiled oil. A little oil as is necessary to make the paint "lay" well must be used. In damp weather, some fine ground manganese may be added. To make this paint adhere more firmly, a previous coat of oxide of iron paint may be applied. The use of the quicksilver, turpentine, and red lead are the special features claimed by the inventors.

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