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Porch furniture and treatment of old hardwood floors
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Jap-A-Lac - Porch furniture and treatment of old hardwood floors. 1890. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/116/show/113.

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(1890). Jap-A-Lac - Porch furniture and treatment of old hardwood floors. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/116/show/113

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Title Jap-A-Lac
Creator (Local)
  • Glidden Varnish Company
Publisher Glidden Varnish Company
Date 1890
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Varnish Products Company
  • Varnish and varnishing--Catalogs
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 18 page pamphlet
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  • Text
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b4500244~S3
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Title Porch furniture and treatment of old hardwood floors
Description Text features praise and promotion of Jap-A-Lac products and instructions for use, black and white renderings depict consumers both using and enjoying Jap-A-Lac products.
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Transcript JAP-A-LAC—THE ORIGINAL CARE should betak( floors from disfigurements before they are finished, by covering them with paper or doth. | Should the floors becor. n with Iyory Soap ai remove any stains with fine andpaper. Do not use strong soaps, lye, potash, borax, etc. its of Jap-a-lac necessary to finish a new floor is of the utmost importance, and our experience teaches us that on Oak (filled), Maple, Birch, Cherry and Southern Pine, two coats of varnish give the best results, but it is well to give the floor another light coat in about six months. After having done so, you will find it will not be necessary to re-dress or finish your floors more than once a year, and if they do not get much wear or service, they can go longer, but it is well to watch the finish on your floor, and not let it wear off so as to allow the wood , under it to become disfigured. This is of great importance By keeping the floor well covered with -Jap-a-lac Finish, it preserves the natural beauty of the wood, and floors thus treated will look well and last a lifetime. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FINISHING NEW HARD WOOD FLOORS Oak and Parquetry Flooring, being open-grain woods, should first be filled with a good Silex Paste Filer, so that the pores of the wood are stuffed perfectly before applying the finish. Silex Filler can be obtained at any Paint Store, and is put up in tin cans, in a thick paste form. We recommend the Adams & Elting Filler—which is made in Chicago—or the Wheeler Filler—which is made by the Bridgeport Wood Finishing Co. of Bridgeport, Conn. Both of these are standard grades of Paste Fillers and are usually kept in stock by all Paint Dealers. The Filler should be thinned down with Turpentine to about the consistency of a varnish. After thinning same, add about one pint of the Natural, or Clear JAP-A-LAC to a gallon of the mixture, and apply to the floor in the same manner as varnish or paint. After allowing it to set, or dry flat (which takes about fifteen or twenty minutes), it 12 Beware of Imitations and Substitutes should be wiped off the surface of the floor with Tow or Fine Excelsior, rubbing same across the grain of the wood, stuffing up the pores completely, thus preventing the finishing coats of varnish from sinking into the pores. The floor should be wiped clean and allowed from twenty-four to forty-eight hours for the Filler to dry, or harden, before applying the first coat of varnish. The Filler having been applied according to the foregoing directions, and being thoroughly dry, the surface should now be smoothed well with No. l/z_ Sandpaper, rubbing with the 1 --'--ssible, after which remove ughly. The Floor is now ready for the first coat of Varnish, and the best for this purpose is Natural JAP-A-LAC, which should be applied with a four or five inch flat bristle brush, varnishing the boards the way they run, and covering only four or five boards at a time, thus avoiding laps or brush marks. The first coat should be brushed out thin, producing a foundation, or surface for your finishing coats. Alter allowing the first coat about twenty-four hours to harden, sandpaper lightly with No. o Sandpaper in order to remove any rough places arising from dust or dirt settling in the varnish before it sets hard. After sandpapering same, dust carefully and apply another coat in the same manner as the first, although this coat may be put on a little heavier. If " JAP-A-LAC is used, the last coat will dry with a beautiful, smooth, soft lustre, which is characteristic only of Jap-a-lac. [ TREATMENT OF OLD HARD WOOD FLOORS | Where the old finish on floors has worn off and disfigured the original beauty of the floor, it is well to engage the services of a practical hard wood finisher in order that he may remove all the old finish sandpapering tl floor to get it in good condition ^ for