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Italian Plaster Techniques Total Hits - 6087  |  Hits Today - 3 Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Once reserved for highly trained artists, the techniques for creating Italian plasterwork are now available to all. With the help of the newest user-friendly materials, and these incredibly detailed and wonderfully illustrated instructions, do-it-yourselfers can easily create exquisite wall treatments. The focus here is on acrylic plasters--particularly Polished or Venetian Plaster and Textured Plaster--and their many possible applications. Find out about tools, color schemes, and surface preparation, as well as every single step involved in applying the plaster. Drying times, adding a topcoat, burnishing, polishing, and glazing: it's all covered. Do crosshatch, stenciling, Venetian lace patterns, and lots more. The lovely finishes range from old world Tuscany to contemporary iridescent, and they're displayed in inspirational photos of finished homes.
ISBN: 1402714718   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Its Faux Easy With Gary Lord Total Hits - 966  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book brings together Gary Lord's popular series of instructional brochures into one handy, at-your-fingertips volume. Readers will discover 30 fantastic ways to put the finishing touches on a room, from simple projects any beginner can complete to more advanced projects for the serious do-it-yourselfer. Each step-by-step faux finish project is comprehensive and contains:

* A "shopping list" of materials, tools, and paint colors

* Paint color samples that readers can use to buy matching paint of their preferred brand

* Professional tips and advice on how to successfully complete the project

* Gorgeous full-color photos of the featured decorative finish

From start to finish, It's Faux Easy has everything readers need!

ISBN: 1581805543   Date Published on 5/3/2006

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