The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating: A Step-by-Step Manual for Painting and Decorating Your Home

The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating: A Step-by-Step Manual for Painting and Decorating Your Home

by Black and Decker Staff


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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Painting & Decorating is an illustrated guide to improving interior rooms with paint, wallcoverings, and other decorative materials using professional techniques. Beginning with an overview of color and decorating principles, this helpful reference demonstrates the basics of painting and wallcovering, including: selecting and estimating materials, preparing the room, removing existing paint and wallcovering, repairing damaged walls and woodwork, application techniques, and cleanup methods. The featured projects appeal to all skill levels. Experienced do-it-yourselfers will be especially interested in the advanced painting and wallcovering projects, including: sponge painting, block printing, stenciling, rag rolling, painting faux finishes, painting and staining floors, hanging specialty wallcoverings, and creating wallcovering cutouts. There are also projects for adding architectural elements such as cornices, wall moldings, and ceiling medallions.

Highlights include:

  • A variety of affordable, do-it-yourself solutions for improving the appearance and style of any room.
  • Professional advice on selecting paint and wallcovering.
  • Exciting new design products such as wool painting pads, textured paint rollers, and polyurethane millwork.
  • Demonstrations of each project with clear step-by-step instructions and color how-to photographs.
  • Projects which appeal to a variety of skill levels and cover all aspects of painting and decorating, from beginning theories to advanced techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865736320
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: Black and Decker Home Improvement Library Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.

Table of Contents

Color & Decorating Principles
  • Color
  • Color Schemes
  • Pattern
  • Creating a Mood
  • Creating a Room Design
  • Basic Painting and Wallcovering Techniques
  • Preparation
  • Basic Painting
  • Basic Wallcovering
  • Advanced Painting and Wallcovering
    Advanced Painting
    Tools for Advanced Painting
    Materials for Advanced Painting
    Taped-Off Designs
    Freehand Painted Designs for Walls
    All-Over Sponge Designs
    Terra-Cotta Wall Design
    Sponge Painted Check Design
    Block-Printed Designs
    Stenciled Designs
    Tromp L'Oeil Stenciled Designs
    Scumbled Wall Designs
    Stained Floors
    Painted Wood Floor Designs
    Aged & Distressed Floor Finishes
    Strie & Combed Designs
    Faux Moire Design
    Texturized Designs
    Rag-Rolled Design
    Textured Dual-Roller Designs
    Color-Washed Designs
    Faux Finish Designs
    How to Apply a Faux Serpentine Finish
    How to Apply a Faux Unpolished Stone Finish
    How to Apply Grout Lines
    Faux Wood Finish Design
  • Advanced Wallcovering Techniques
    Hanging Specialty Papers
    Wallcovering Cutouts
    Wall Frame Moldings
    Faux Millwork Moldings and Medallions
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