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GRAINING AND
MARBLING

By

F. MAIRE
Author of “Modern Painter’s Cyclopedia”
“Exterior Painting,” “Interior Painting” and “Colors.”

C H I C A G O
Frederick J. Drake & Company
P U B L I S H E R S

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PREFACE.

This is the 4th Volume of the Red series manuals. It covers a field which usually is or rather was made a separate branch of the painting business. It has become of less importance however since the white pine finishing of interiors has been replaced by that of hardwood. It is used to a great extent nevertheless and while there is less demand for the skill displayed by masters of the art of graining as existed in the past, a good general workman is incomplete that cannot do a fair to good job of graining today and all such should be able to do that much. A journeyman who is able to turn his hand at graining or marbling will usually be kept on the pay roll of the shop much longer than the man who can do nothing but ordinary brushwork. Marbling has been associated with graining because there is some few things that are in common between the two; the grainer is better equipped for the doing of marbling properly than painters who are not grainers—to say the least.....................

 

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