Selected Reading On Metal Coatings

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Metal Coatings
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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • Jones, Larry. "Painting Galvanized Metal." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1984, pp. 10-11.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Maintaining and Repairing Architectural Iron." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 22-27.
  • Waite, John G. "The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron." Preservation Briefs #27. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
  • Zirkle, John F. "Refinishing Clinic... Painting Galvanized Metal; A Whitewash Formula; Preserving An Unpainted Fence; Correcting a Water Stain." The Old-House Journal, September 1979, p.107


  • Ashurst, John & Nicola. Practical Building Conservation. Vol. 4: Metals. New York: Halsted Press, 1988.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980, rev. 1992.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
  • Weismantel, Guy E., ed. Paint Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981.

Other References

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
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