from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In painting, coarse paint applied next after the priming, to be covered by the final coat or coats.
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It was kept there as a bolt-hole in case the rough-stuff started.
P.M. put on guide coat for the benefit of the small boys, which is rough-stuff No. 2, darkened with lamp-black and very thin.
The addition of fine pumice to rough-stuff No. 2 encourages the boys in rubbing, and prevents the blockstone from clogging.
I use rough-stuff No. 2 on all flat places, rub down and give two coats of No. 2 lead.
Priming, 1 pound Reno's umber to 2 quarts pellucedite; two coats rough-stuff, composed of umber and pellucedite, rubbed down, and thin coat of pellucedite; one coat drop black, one coat rubbing varnish; exposed to weather (southeasterly exposure near salt water) March 12,
Next day sandpaper and apply first coat rough-stuff, which is, equal parts, in bulk, white lead and "Reno's umber," mixed "stiff" with equal parts japan and rubbing varnish, and thin with turpentine.
If the opposition starts any rough-stuff to-night, the gang hasn't got a