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The complete surfaces and finishes directory : paint, plaster, wallpaper, tile, wood, metal, glass
Scattergood, Emma.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson/Guptill Publications, 2001.
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Spiral bound.
Simple paint -- Paint finishes -- Plaster & concrete -- Wall coverings -- Tiles -- Wood -- Glass & metal -- Putting it all together.
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TT323 .S4 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TT323 .S4 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Thirty Years after a generation discovered the joys of stenciling, stippling, and marbling, more and more people are customizing their homes using an ever-widening range of media -- from sheet copper to mosaic tile, and newly fashionable wallpaper to shiny waxed plaster. The Complete Surfaces and Finishes Directory shows you the full range of options for walls, floors, and furniture. It will become your bible as you transform the house you've got into the home you've always wanted. Book jacket.

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Library Journal Review

This handy reference is designed to help consumers make knowledgeable decisions about the various choices available for home decorating. Each section provides an overview of the different choices, a two-page list of the advantages and disadvantages of each, and two projects using the materials discussed, which include paint and paint finishes, tile, wood, wall coverings, glass, and metal. The book concludes with a chapter showing each room in a house and detailing how the elements can be attractively combined. Purchase for large public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Simple paintp. 11
Basicsp. 12
Oil-based paintsp. 14
Latex paintsp. 16
Special-purpose paintsp. 18
Warm colorsp. 20
Cool colorsp. 22
Color combinationsp. 24
Combiningp. 26
Projectsp. 28
Applicationsp. 32
Spoiled for choicep. 34
Paint finishesp. 35
Basicsp. 36
Toolsp. 38
Traditional paint effectsp. 40
Contemporary paint effectsp. 44
Stencils and stampsp. 48
Combiningp. 50
Projectsp. 52
Applicationsp. 56
Fashionp. 58
Plaster and concretep. 59
Basicsp. 60
Textured plasterp. 62
Creating your own effectsp. 64
Sealing and protectingp. 66
Polishing and waxingp. 68
Combiningp. 70
Projectsp. 72
Applicationsp. 76
Popular plasterp. 78
Wall coveringsp. 79
Basicsp. 80
Textured papersp. 82
Colored wallcoveringsp. 84
Patterned wallcoveringsp. 86
Themed wallcoveringsp. 90
Combiningp. 92
Projectsp. 94
Applicationsp. 98
Paper renaissancep. 100
Tilesp. 101
Basicsp. 102
Natural floor tilesp. 104
Ceramic floor tilesp. 106
Ceramic wall tilesp. 108
Patterned and relief tilesp. 110
Mosaicp. 112
Shapes, colors and patternsp. 114
Combiningp. 116
Projectsp. 118
Applicationsp. 122
Practicalityp. 124
Woodp. 125
Basicsp. 126
Types of woodp. 128
Other forms of woodp. 130
Light woodp. 132
Dark woodp. 134
Preparing woodp. 136
Decorating and finishing woodp. 138
Combiningp. 140
Projectsp. 142
Applicationsp. 146
Adaptabilityp. 148
Glass and metalp. 149
Glass: the basicsp. 150
Glass blocks and sheetsp. 152
Mirrored glassp. 154
Colored glassp. 156
Metal: the basicsp. 160
Metal walls and doorsp. 160
Metal floors and fittingsp. 162
Combiningp. 164
Projectsp. 166
Applicationsp. 170
Futuristicp. 172
Putting it all togetherp. 125
Texturesp. 174
Upholsteryp. 176
Choosing a stylep. 180
Living room wallsp. 184
Living room floorsp. 186
Kitchen featuresp. 188
Kitchen floors and tilesp. 190
Bedroom wallsp. 192
Children's bedroom wallsp. 194
Hall wallsp. 196
Hall floorsp. 198
Bathroom tiles and glassp. 200
Confidencep. 202
Indexp. 203
List of suppliersp. 206
Acknowledgmentsp. 208
Picture creditsp. 208