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THE FINISHING TOUCH. : Page 143


Polish.—Equal parts of turpentine and a varnish, known commercially as Light Oil Finish, are

thoroughly mixed and applied to the basket inside and out with a stiff paint brush. If it is not pos-

sible to obtain the Light Oil Finish a common copal and turpentine varnish, rather dark, may be used, but this will require two parts of turpentine to one of the varnish. After the polish is dry any roughness may be removed with powdered pumice.

Pale Oil Finish,—Makes the rattan smooth and glossy and slightly darker than the natural color. Three parts of linseed oil and one part of turpentine are mixed thoroughly together and rubbed into the rattan with a soft cloth. This finish dries slowly, but if it is well rubbed into the rattan it will not take so long.

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