When you were apprentices, lead was everything, but since then zinc has come into use, and lead is no longer the only paint. As for me, I have no prejudices, but am always willing to learn what is best and use it.
The text is from the booklet House Paints : A Common Sense Talk About Them, by the New Jersey Zinc Company, 1899. Click here to read the booklet online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.
artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014