temperature or fumes. To avoid discoloration, the paint must be free from lead and iron. This enamel
consists mostly of light-proof lithopone, titanium, zinc oxide, or a mixture of these pigments. The
vehicle must exclude any metallic-compound driers but should include linseed, tung, soya, or other
drying oils, along with damar, resin, and turpentine or mineral spirits. Use a softener, such as pine oil,
to plasticize the paint. Fume- and heat-resistant white enamel will stand some tinting, particularly light
gray, without discoloring under adverse conditions. The enamel is not as flexible as other white enamels
and is less water-resistant than some of the quick-drying enamels.
(4) Flat white alkyd or latex enamel. This interior enamel is odorless and comes in tints as
well as white. Latex flat wall paint is washable and may be applied to prepared walls and ceilings, wood
trim, wallboard, primed plaster, brick, and masonry. Latex flat paint comes in white and eggshell.
(5) Semigloss white alkyd or latex enamel. This interior enamel may be used when a tough,
durable, washable finish is needed (without the shine of gloss). The enamel also comes in a variety of
(6) Gloss white alkyd or latex enamel. This enamel paint may be used on almost any interior
wood, metal, drywall, or plaster surface.
(7) Polyurethane enamel white paint base. This interior paint base comes in white or tinted
enamel. Polyurethane enamel is a water-based formula intended for making paints to be used on interior
wet or dry walls, woodwork, trim, house and deck furniture, cabinets, and crafts. Polyurethane enamel
is lead-free, solvent-free, nonflammable, has low odor, and dries to touch in 30 minutes. Use the paint
on suitably primed wood and metal surfaces. The object to be body- and final-coated with resin-
emulsion paint must be clean; and in case of a repaint job, the old paint must be firm or be removed
from the surface. The paint is an oil-in-water emulsion product. Although you can apply it by any
convenient painting method, it can be thinned only with water. The paint dries sufficiently hard
overnight to be recoated. Directions for mixing with water are often placed on the container, and you
should follow them.
(8) Concrete-floor, rubber-based paint. A rubber-based paint is made for use on interior
concrete floors that are subjected to dampness and not exposed to sunlight. When used as a primer coat,
you should mix 1 pint of mineral spirits and 1 pint of toluol (commercial grade) with 1 gallon of paint.
You apply body and final coats as furnished in the container.
(9) Cold-water white paint. This interior paint comes in tints as well as white. It is intended
primarily for covering primed wet wall and other masonry surfaces. It is not satisfactory for surfaces
that are continually damp because of its susceptibility to mildew. You must remove calcimine and loose
or powdering oil-paint coatings from surfaces being repainted.
(10) Heat-resistant black enamel. This enamel is manufactured for use on steam pipes and
boiler fronts where temperatures of 400€F or higher are common. The objects you paint should be
cooled below 140€F before paint is applied, and they should be held at this temperature for at least 48
hours before being subjected to a higher temperature.