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Ortho's all about painting and wallpapering
Santos, Brian.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


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TT323 .S26 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Paint and wallpaper are among the easiest and most economical ways to beautify and customise your home. The book shows you how to create a colour scheme and provides detailed instructions for doing your own painting and wallpapering. Tips and tricks from Brian Santos -- the Wall Wizard -- will make the job easier and help you achieve professional-looking results. Features: Create your own colour scheme; Give your walls and ceilings a fresh look; Paint and wallpaper the quick Wall Wizard way.

Table of Contents

Color, Texture, and Patternp. 4
What Is Color?p. 6
Qualities of Colorp. 8
Determining Wall Colorp. 10
Creating a Color Schemep. 12
Putting Your Color Scheme to Workp. 14
The Basics of Pattern and Texturep. 16
Decorating Materials, Tools, and Suppliesp. 18
Paintp. 20
Buying Interior Paintsp. 24
Wallpaperp. 28
Tools for Decoratingp. 32
Setup and Cleanup Toolsp. 36
Preparation Toolsp. 38
Preparationp. 40
Clear the Roomp. 42
Cleaning, Caulking, and Sandingp. 44
Repairing Surfacesp. 46
Smoothing Surfacesp. 49
Removing Old Paintp. 50
Removing Old Wallpaperp. 52
Final Steps in Preparationp. 55
Basic Painting Techniquesp. 56
Priming and Sealingp. 58
Get the Paint Ready for the Jobp. 59
Painting Techniquesp. 60
Painting with a Sprayerp. 62
Painting a Roomp. 63
Painting Masonryp. 68
Painting Floorsp. 69
Texture Compoundp. 70
Storing and Disposing of Paintp. 71
Wallpapering Basicsp. 72
Laying Out the Jobp. 74
Preparing the Wallpaperp. 76
Processing the Wallpaperp. 77
Installing Wallpaperp. 79
Trimming Techniquesp. 84
Wallpapering in Special Situationsp. 86
Decorative Bordersp. 88
Repair and Maintenancep. 90