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Papering and painting
Cassell, Julian.
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Alexandria, VA : Time-Life Books, 2000.
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112 pages ; 22 cm.
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TT323 .C3725 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From applying a simple coat of paint to more personalized treatments like stenciling and bordering, Cassell collects simple projects homeowners can do themselves. Includes tips for solving common painting problems and quick references to paint, paper, and color.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Preparation and Planning
Tools and equipmentp. 10
Choosing a color schemep. 12
Properties of paint and paperp. 14
Preparing the roomp. 16
Preparing wallsp. 18
Preparing woodp. 20
Preparing other surfacesp. 22
Stripping paperp. 24
Stripping woodp. 26
Sealing surfacesp. 28
Painting Techniques
What tools to use wherep. 30
Brushesp. 32
Rollersp. 34
Paint padsp. 36
Natural wood finishesp. 38
Finishing touchesp. 40
Problem solvingp. 42
Special Paint Effects
What paint effects to use wherep. 44
Specialist equipmentp. 45
Spongingp. 46
Ragging and rag rollingp. 48
Dragging and grainingp. 50
Color-washing and limingp. 52
Marblingp. 54
Agingp. 56
Stipplingp. 58
Stampingp. 60
Straightforward stencilingp. 62
Creating stencil effectsp. 64
Papering Techniques
What paper to use wherep. 66
Measuring, cutting, and pastingp. 68
Liningp. 70
Lining wallsp. 72
Where to start wallpaperingp. 74
Hanging the first lengthp. 76
Joining lengthsp. 78
Internal cornersp. 80
External cornersp. 82
Problem solvingp. 84
Papering Awkward Areas
Doors and entrancesp. 86
Windowsp. 88
Wall switches and socketsp. 90
Wall obstaclesp. 92
Stairwellsp. 94
Bordersp. 96
Combining papersp. 98
Combining Paper and Paint
What to use wherep. 100
Hanging textured papersp. 102
Paint effects on textured papersp. 104
Hanging wall panelsp. 106
Paint effects on wall panelsp. 108
Framing with bordersp. 110
Indexp. 112