| JAP-A-LAC—THE ORIGINAL
FTER TREATING your floors in this manner,
we recommend a finishing coat of the Natural, or
Clear JAP-A-LAC, if you are desirous of obtaining an extra fine job. It will also give you the
most durable finish which could possibly be put on a floor,and
it is surprising how easily a floor of this kind is kept clean.
| A MODEL FLOOR |
One of the most practical and best finishes for an old,
disfigured floor is obtained by securing the services of a practical painter, and allowing him to apply two coats of light
straw-colored paint on the floor, then grain it in oak graining
colors, and finish it with two coats of the Natural or Clear
JAP-A-LAC. This gives you a perfect imitation of an
Oak Hard Wood Floor at a very trifling cost, but to insure'
durability, you must insist upon his using our Natural
JAP-A-LAC for his finishing coats.
In order to keep floors of this kind in good condition, we
recommend them to be scoured at least once a year with
Sapolio and Water, and a light coat of Natural JAP-A-LAC
applied over them to renew the varnish which has naturally
worn somewhat from constant use.
Floors thus cared for will wear and look well a lifetime.
I AFEW DON'TS |
DON' T let your finish wear through to the wood by neglect. Floors which are used constantly should
have a light coat of Natural or Clear JAP-A-LAC
applied once in six months, or in a year, according
to the wear to which they are subjected.
DON'T use strong alkali, such as potash, lye, ammonia,
soda, borax, etc. For cleaning Floors use Ivory
Soap and water, or, better still, clean them with
skimmed milk or paraffine oil. The latter makes
a splendid dressing.
DON'T use JAP-A-LAC over shellaced floors without
first removing the shellac, for shellac prevents the
oil in the varnish from penetrating the wood,
thus making a brittle finish.
DON'T use shellac on floors, for it dries hard and
eventually becomes brittle and crumbles, and is
very hard to remove, while, on the other hand,
JAP-A-LAC always remains elastic.
DON' T use JAP-A-LAC on a wax floor without first
removing all the wax with Turpentine, as Varnish
will not dry over a wax or greasy surface.
DON'T revarnish a floor until you have first washed it thoroughly with Sapolio and water and allowedit to dry.
DON'T use wax on a floor, as it requires constant attention and makes a slippery and treacherous floor;
it is only fit for ball-room floors.
DON' T let people talk you into using anything but JAP-
A-LAC on your Floors.
DON'T forget to tell your friends about JAP-A-LAC
after you have become acquainted with it.
Note:—We also put up our Natural or Clear Jap-a-lac in
five-gallon sealed cans at $2.25 per gallon for the benefit of
those desiring to use it in quantities.
We should prefer you to buy from retailers, but if you
know of no dealer who sells this finish, we shall be pleased
to fill your orders direct.
THE GLIDDEN VARNISH COMPANY