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s the Answeri By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: Can you tell me something abblit coloring a concrete patio slab? I do not want to paint the slab, but want the color right in the concrete. ANSWER: You neglected to say whether the concrete slab is already down or whether it still must be constructed. The wording of your letter indicates the slab has not yet been made, but we'll give you information covering both possibilities. One way to color concrete is by using colored crushed rocks or stones in place- of the ordinary gravel when making the mixture. This is a bit tricky. * A better way is to add special pigments to the Portland cement and sand before the gravel and water are mixed in. For blue, use a cobalt oxide pigment. For brown, use burnt umber or brown iron oxide. For red, use red iron oxide. For gray, use black iron oxide or manganese black. For green, use chromium oxide. Use about 10 per cent by weight of the cement. Example: If you are making a mix with a 94 -pound bag of cement, use nine pounds of pigment. Use less than 10 per cent if you want a lighter shade. If you want pink, you'd use about 4 per cent of red iron oxide. Also, start with white cement instead of the common gray type. When you want to color a slab already in existence, apply a coating of colored concrete to a depth of half-an-inch to one inch. Or use a special dye which sinks into the old concrete. When it is thoroughly dry, apply a protec tive coat of dressing of the same brand as the dye. A rubber base floor coating can be used if the dressing is not available. Impor tant: concrete dye can not be used on a slab which already has been painted, unless you remove the paint with a paint re mover, lye or a sander. (Questions of general interest will be answered in this column, but individual correspondence can not be undertaken.) HOMES FOR AMERICANS Ggfesburg Regisfer-Moil, Gaiesburg, III. Monday, Sept, 16, 196319 TERMITES? FOR FREE INSPECTION -CALL — ALEXANDER LUMBER CO. 215 EAST SOUTH STREET 343-2171 Agents for COPPES TERMITE CONTROL SERVICE, INC. over 19 yr». dependable service K COOKING • WATER HEATING • HOME HEATING Plumbing Fixtures Color Preference White still accounts for about half of the sales of plumbing fix tures across the nation, says the Plumbing-Heating - Cooling Infor mation Bureau, but the trend in colors is clear. Pink is the undis puted leader in color popularity, as has been the case for severa' years. Next most popular is tan Green, yellow and blue are next in line, while gray and dark col ors are chosen very infrequently by new home and modernization buyers. homeward CONCRETE STEPS Add charm and beauty to your home. Free Estimates Without Obligation 45 S. PRAIRIE ST. COM PA N Y Gaiesburg,. III. 342-2813 TOOO Monmouth Blvd. You know "Luolto" Walt Paint Now try New Du Pont LUCITE House Paint Too can now nave the spectacular benefits of "Lucite" for the exterior of your home, too. New Du Pont "Lucite" House Paint Is incredibly durable, amazingly easy to use. Dries in minutes to a rich, flat finish that resists chalking, cracking, dirt and fading. No messy solvents needed. Clean brushes, hands, spots with soap and water! LUCITB House Pain* A X 1 < SCREENED PC RCH ! !2'-0"x 12-0" ! •• ; BREAKFAST / i „ r . P , r ,^ /vl . „ ! |—==^=i— 1 : \~umz, J { BEDROOM 2 •^ K| TCHE:N : _ C. I2-0'XI2'-0" OOxl2" \JJ LU FAMILY ROOM I2'-I0"x l2'-0" WALK-IN CLOSET ft BATH 3 LINEN WALK-IN CLOSET HALL BEDROOM 3 22-0"xl2-O" i T* ,1 T* STORAGE DN. BEDROOM 4 l4'-0"x 12-0" SECOND FLOOR EXPANSION TWO BEDROOMS and bath can be finished at a later date in the expansion attic of Homes for Americans Plan HA308M. The front covered porch adds Early American charm as well as being useful. The garage opens on the porch for undercover access to the house. A front foyer guides traffic to all areas of the home without crossing other rooms. Outdoor living is provided with a screened porch and a terrace off the family room. Architect Rudolph A. Matem, 90-04 161 St., Jamaica 32, N.Y., has provided 1,495 square feet on the first floor and 835 in the expansion attic. 12 beautiful colors and Intermixes "IT PAYS TO SHOP AT CLAYS" WALLPAPER PAINT CLAY'S 43 S. Prairie St. —342-5517 By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Many wallpaper manu- acturers are showing a wide variety of papers which are not only pre- rimmed but prepasted as well. While this has eased the task of do-it-yourself wallpapering, the paper won't go up by itself. It takes some knowledge and a normal amount of common sense. After you've selected the paper, you'll need a special water container, a waxed trough available for 25 cents or less at your wallpaper dealer. Other items you will need are newspapers to spread on the floor, a pair of scissors or shears, a ruler or yardstick, a large sponge, a pencil, a piece of blue chalk, a single-edge razor blade, a seam roller or a wooden chair caster, a long string to which a weight is attached, a wallpaper brush for smoothing the paper after you have placed it on the wall, and a stepladder. Start Anywhere You can start the job anywhere you wish — in a corner or even above the windows or doors. But the professional method is to hang the first strip to the right of the doorway. To insure a straight plumb line, fasten a thumb tack at the ceiling line and attach a weighted string, on which blue chalk has been rubbed. After the weight has stopped swinging, hold it with one hand against the baseboard and pull the cord a couple of inches or so, letting it snap back. You now will have a straight, blue line running from ceiling to baseboard. This is your guide to insure that the first strip is hung correctly. Cut the first strip after measuring the distance from the ceiling to the baseboard, allowing three 1 inches at the top and bottom for easy trimming. Put the water container at the baseboard where NOW Available! PAINTABLE triple-tilt ALUMINUM STORMS You con point them to match your trim PRICES START AT ALSO COMPLETE LINE OF ANODIZEP WINDOWS AND POORS LAMBERT'S 139 Public Sq. Knoxville, III. Phone 299.7306 HOME JERRY LAMBERT, Owner the first strip is to be hung and fill it about two-thirds full. When you place the first strip — and subsequent strips — into the trough, be sure the pattern side is on the inner side of the roll and that the paper is right side up. As you gently pull your strip upward through the water, the pattern will be facing you. It's a good idea to insert some sort of smooth weight in the trough like a stainless steel knife. This will keep the entire roll from popping out when you lift the strip. After the roll is completely submerged for a minute or so, hold the top edges with your fingers and withdraw slowly from the water, making sure the entire surface has been thoroughly saturated. Mount your stepladder and position the top of the strip on the wall at the ceiling, lining up the right edge with your plumb line. Gently smooth the strip with a wet sponge, moving from top center downward and outward. Trim the excess paper at the top and bottom with a single- edge razor blade. Wash the entire strip with a wet sponge and clear water. Press the edges firmly, using a wallpaper roller or a wooden chair caster. Before cutting and putting the second strip into t h e water trough, hold the rest of the roll against the strip already on the wall to match the design, again allowing three inches at top and bottom for trimming when you cut the second strip. Do this with all other strips. Butt the edges tightly and wipe each strip with a sponge and clean water. It costs about $3 to $5 per square foot to finish off a basement area. NEED A PLANTER? Real or Artificial For Office or Home visit Ferris-Long Greenhouse 65 Locu»t St. Here 's How - - Light Affects Color By VIVIAN BROWN AP iNowsfeatures Writ or Outside as folia go fades, our first impulse is to preserve somehow the colors around us. It is the signal that sets us off in fall to do something about livening up our homes. But before we dash out and buy a bucket of paint a bolt of fabric or rolls or of wallpaper in the azure blue of (he summer son or lush green of (ho country mnnnl.iin side, wo must fnke n good long look at our homo, and decide whether wo are on the right (rack or just merely sentimental. Some thoughts to keep in mind in connection with the purchase of color w c r c expressed by speakers in a recent, day-long symposium conducted by the Home Fashions League in New- York. Stresses Point A lighting export stressed that, colors and light go hand in hand, and that color can give completely different values under different kinds of light. If you buy color under a fluorescent, ight or yellow light and have rosy-hued light in your homo, you'll have a different color under your homo light than yon did when you made your purchase. Tost a swatch of the fabric or paint before making a definite decision. It was emphasized too that color is timeless and in the point of newness, there is really no such thing as a fresh color. What gives color a right to be called fresh is the unexpected use of it, in the opinion of one expert. Color can influence the emotional and physical woll being of individuals, another speaker said, so it must be planned to fulfill many functions, create a background for the individual, serve as an outlet for the creative impulse of the family, provide a restful and relaxing atmosphere for living. There are mystic qualities in color and color therapy is used in hospitals. As one speaker pointed out, he believes "there is something hasie in the human organism that responds to color psychology. , .and it can be therapeutic in relieving inner tensions." How color is born fashiomvise could be a subject for great, debate. Some exports believe that, it is a question of evolving color when the timing is considered right by designers and manufacturers (so that a color coordination runs through all the markets at the same time). Others may contend as did one speaker that, "a new color may start any place in the world, spread rapidly from one field to another so that the same colors are used in several fields at the same time. Factors that contribute are the speed of communications and our economy which is based on volume production and distribution. Volume producers adopt new colors and distribute them quickly in vast quantities, and this helps solidify a (rend. One great barrier to trends in color is that people do not see color in exactly the same way, another speaker pointed out. Color is in the mind of the beholder. It begins as light and is a process going on in the brain, allowing us to see one color or another, ho said. Many women would agree. Af­ ter finding that Just-right green, red or yellow that she and her husband have discussed, he flips when he sees the sample She shows him. She is right baetc whore she started, even though • she herself likes the new vibrant color that didn't appeal to the man of the house. Maquon Area Farm Sold MAQUON — Mr. and Mrs. Rurton Cecil have purchased the 20 <)-a <Tc farm of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Varnold, south of Maquon. Cecil has rented the late Mrs. f/>u i, sa So I by farm a number of years. This farm was sold last Tuesday to settle the estate and wa.s bought, by A. K. Mitchell. GUARANTEED FOR A HOttSETIMC ill WROUGHT IRON 6ALESBUW CANVAS rfOOUOS W7 WmtUmrHnml 043-99S4 MY PLEDGE! As the NEW owner of the DeForest RUSCO Window & Door Co. I pledge to the people of this area the finest quality in combination windows and doors that money can buy. I pledge to give new customers as well as old the best in service. We will conduct our business on a high plain with dignity, with respect, with the best interest of the community and it's people. I pledge to refrain from the use of gimmicks, from telephone solicitation and from inducements of merchandise. Our enttre conduct will be patterned after the quality of the products we represent. Whenever we can be of service to you feel free to call us at 343-2146. W. N. "Red" STANGIAND, New owner of the DeForest RUSCO 2200 Grand Avenue Meet the two new members of the RUSCO Family Ray Marvel Leo Brown RAY MARVEL — office manager Ray has been a resident of Gaiesburg for the past 41 years, with 40 of those years active in office bookkeeping and management. He is a graduate of Brown's Business College and was treasurer of the First Methodist Church for 15 years. He is married and has a married daughter. LEO BROWN — sales representative Leo is well known throughout this area after 21 years of service with major oil companies and 8 years as a realtor of both residential and commercial properties. He attended the University of Iowa and is married with fwo children, one married. FREE Estimates for windows and doors. No obligation. 19 decorator colors.

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