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March 18 1924. 1,487,039
Y M. sul-4R ART oF DECORATING WALLS, mo
Filed June 29. 1925 2 SheiB-Sheet 1 l o n www March 18- 1924.
, M. SUHR ART oF DECORATING WALLS, ETC
Filed June 29. 1923- 2 Sheets-heet 2 .wsm
Patented Mar. i8, i924.
.'M'AX SU'HR, 0F WEST PALM BEACH, liLOIlStIIDA.v
ART OF DECORATING WALLS, ETC. l
Application filed June 29, 1.923.y YSerial No. 648,478.
To all whom t may concern.' i
Be it known that I, MAX SUHR, a citizen of the United States, residing at West Palm Beach, in the county of Palm Beach and State of Florida, have invented certain new and useful VImprovements in the Art of Decorating Walls, Etc., of whichthe following is a specification.
This invention walls Vthat will be not only 4beautiful in appear ance but shall be economical, sanitary and practically permanent.
y my present improvement I am enabled to decorate a. wall by rolling the colors thereon, instead of painting by a brush, my method being much quicker, more satisfactory and I am enabled to produce a more uniform appearance that is pleasing to the eye. I can decorate a room tolooklike wall paper in much less time than a paper` hanger can prepare his materials. designing roll can be used for borders the like where small stencils are now used,
and 4the time require-d to finish the work in my way is practically one-sixth.
I can apply my process or new method to vwalls using water colors only, or on oil as 'may be required, all by rolling and not by the employment of a brush.
I may employ various styles of rolls,
depending upon thecharacter of the work and'the design desired, and can make the finished design of any color or combina-tion of colors, with flowers, birds or any other objects, and can reproduce the same design whenever desired.
Other objects and advantages of the 1n- Avention will hereinafter appear and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims. My improved method and some of the devices used in `connection therewith will be clearly understood from the accompanying drawings, which, with the numerals of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure l is a perspective view of one of the rolls employed in carrying out my method.
Figure 2 is a plan view'of one of the stamps used for applying any special design.
VFigure 6 shows pertains to decoratingV and the like, and' ithas for its ob` jects among others to provide a better finish than has heretofore been attained, and one upon this shaft are the alternate vsponge 5 and chamois Figure 3 Vis a substantially central section through the same. f
Figure l is a View showing a surface oncel rolled with water color paint, using a roll with sponge and chamois; j
Y Figure 5 is a view of the same surface after it has been striped with a striper.v
the same surface as seen in Figure 5 with designs applied at the intersections of the stripes.
Like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the different views.
In carrying out my process'I Vemploy one or more rolls, depending upon the result to be attained. In Figure l I 'have shown oneof the rolls; this form ofroll'is made upof a handle portion l towhich is secured the member 2, preferablyof sheet metal, having the substantially parallel side members 3, 3, in the free ends of which is mounted' to revolve the shaft or fthe like 4.' 'Secured layers of 6 arranged thereupon in any prescribed manner, differing in accordance with the character of the work to be done thereby. The sponge and cham- `ois Lmembers are clamped between -the met-al discs or the like 7, there being one at each end of the shaft. In some instances I employ rubber and sponge, or rubber and chamois, the characterofthe roll being non-essential except for the formation of the` required effect, that is, thesurfacemresu'lting from the rollingfis produced in the same way by rolling, whatever may bey the character of the roll employed. l. i
Figures 2 and 3 represent one ofthe stamps thatI sometimes employ afterfthe surface has been otherwise prepared, @to give the desired design at predetermined points.- This stamp embodies a'base member 8 preferably of wood, and of some-what larger area than the design, and to this base I aiiX the designyina'ny suitable manner,
by cement or otherwise and then the vother f is fastened to the first squarely by rubber cement and after this is dried a piece of material, such as iannel-12, is laid smoothly Vover the design and; .Seemed toy the wood.
sign, so as to insure base by thesmall vnails before referred to,
the said lnails or brads being driven partly into the wood base and then bent over flat wise close up to the edge of the rubber delsharp edges in the design. After the flannel is wet itV shrinks just enough to draw itself tightly all over, with the result that Imobtainva stamp that is adapted for use many times before it bgins to .showfany signs of wear, the edges being always sharp so as to produce a well defined designgjupon the wall.
, ArsI above stated, the rolls employed are varied, to conform tothe character lof the ,work to be done, and-'hence it is to be understoodthat I' am -'not restricted to any. -particular, character or sine of roll `employed in my .pr`oc`e'ss.` For'in'sta-nce, where it is designed to vprodiuze-a. striped effect, as `seen 'in Figures 5 Yandfvv, l'employ a roll similar to that shown in' Figure 1, but of the width required, generally onev inch or sometimes even less in Width. y
To get dierent results l roll' agreater or vless number of times, :and also in different ways, depending Aupon the character of the design to be` ultimately given.
Ordinarily, the following steps willbe followedz Process n water colors-Paint the walls as usual, then miX the first c'folor for rolling.A It must be thin, therefore add a little glue-size to the paint as 'otherwise it would ruboff. Saturate the'roll with this thin i waterpaint, 'squee'zerout surplus of paint,
the'n roll verticallyfand horizontally over the *painted surface. Repeat this with as many colorsfas desired.v
Process on oz'Z 'paint surfa0es.-Paint the wall or other surface with oil vpaint-let dry. rlhen mix dry color with water, add a little yglue-size and enough water to make it very thin. Strain this through* a cloth. This gives a roll vabsolutely clean, as otherwise the stain will get muddy. Saturate the roll thoroughly wi' h this stain and squeeze out as much1r asvfyou can (if any surplus paint is .left in roll it may rundown the non-absorbent surface), and roll vertically and horizontally over `'thevsurface Repeat this as many times and ,in as many colors as desired.V As the water Color stain dries quickly A one canV finish a wholeroom at once. When everything is dryfdust the walls with any duster andfappl'y a coat of lacquer or dull Aand 'configuration ln the tion and character of the rolls etc.,
heavy stain. Be sure to have or `gloss varnish. So one creates a surface which is washable, practically permanent, absolutely sanitary, and very pleasing to the eye. y v
Figure 4. represents the surface obtained after rolling as above.
If the completed finishv or design is to be striped, as seen in Figure 5, then li run a str-iper over the walls to produce the stripes 13, and if these stripes are to be so arranged as Ato lprovide or produce squares or other designs then the striper will be run to make the stripes at right angles to each other, or in any other relativevdirection as may be required to produce the desired design. rEhen l get the result seen in `Figure 5.
lf it is desired to get a further effect, l. employ'the stamp as of the required shape present instance l have shown the design at 14e produced by the design shown in Figure 2, at the intersections of the stripe lines. Generally the stripes will be omitted at the ypoints of intersection, as seen in Figure 6, so that the designs 14 may be more prominent than they wouldibe if 'placed upon the stripe lines, as will be readily understood.
rlhe production of the finished surface by rolling instead of by brushing is not only quicker, rbut it avoids the streaked effect that is always present in brush work.
Modifications in the details of construe may be the resorted to without departing from spirit of the invention, or saoriiicingany its advantages.
What is claimed as new is zl. rlhe improved method of decorating walls etc., which consists in applying the decorating material and then forming the desired design thereon by applying the desired color and rolling the same in different directions.
2. rlhe improved method of decorating walls etc., which consists in applying the Adecorating material, and then forming the desired design thereon by rolling in different directions a contrasting color.
3. rlhe method of decorating walls ete. which consists in applying the decorating material by rolling, then stripingA by rolling, and afterwards applying a design on the decoratedsurface.
ln testimony whereof l affix my signature.