I JAP-A-LAC—THE ORIGINAL
FURTHER along in this booklet we have
endeavored to give you a few instructions
and methods for finishing all kinds of
floors at the least expense and with the best
Jap-a-lac does not disappoint. Once used it
is always preferred.
Gentlemen:—Please send me another pint of Oak
Jap-a-lac, and a pint of Mahogany, and send by express. \
I can hardly find words to express how much I value it as '
a varnish and stain, and wish I could buy it in our town. j
Mrs. Will Carter, f
The many other uses to which Jap-a-lac can
be put are worthy of mention.
Our Colored Jap-a-lac can be used with
splendid results in many places around public
buildings, hotels and homes, where the old finish
on the wood-work has perished.
For instance: on the wainscoting, or mop-
boards of bath-rooms, kitchens, laundries, toilet
Beware of Imitations and Substitutes
BEING of a durable nature, it can also be
used on window sills and outside front
doors. It covers up all mars and disfigurements and produces a smooth, brilliant durable finish, and has the same effect on the
wood-work as "polishing has on an old pair
In using our Colored Jap-a-lac for such purposes we always recommend you to use the color
nearest that of the old finish, unless you are
desirous of changing the color, which can be
done by applying a sufficient number of coats to
cover the old finish thoroughly, allowing each
coat to dry before applying another.
Our Colored Jap-a-lac may be applied by an
inexperienced person, in the same manner as
paint or varnish.
We recommend, however, that the wood-work
be washed thoroughly and allowed to dry before
applying the Jap-a-lac.
Our Natural or Clear Jap-a-lac is unexcelled
for finishing new interior wood-work.
It is transparent and light in color, dries hard,
and always remains elastic, consequently will
never crack or crumble, and being beyond all
question and doubt the most durable floor varnish,
or finish, ever produced, it will naturally make
the best possible finish for all kinds of interior
wood-work. Architects who have the interests
of their clients at heart should specify and insist
upon having Natural Jap-a-lac used, not only on
floors, but also on all kinds of wood-work, for
it dries with a soft, beautiful lustre, characteristic
only of this varnish.
Should a velvet or egg-shell finish be preferred,
it may be produced by rubbing down the last
coat of Jap-a-lac with powdered pumice-stone
and water. This makes practically an indestructible finish.
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Gentlemen:—Upon request I received from your firm
sample can of your Jap-a-hc Floor Finish, and have delayed
acknowledgment of same this late, in order that I might
satisfy myself as to its application on the floor I proposed
using it; and now am pleased to say that my expectations
persistency of your advertising, especially as regards Jap-a-lac.
From my short experience with Jap-a-lac Floor Finish I am
more than convinced that of all floor finishes it is tic one.
Thanking you for your kind favor, I am,
Respectfully, Frederick F. Hodges,
Senior member of the firm of Hodges & Hodges, Architects.