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Painting Secrets Total Hits - 3272  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Brian brings a bright new perspective to the principles of color, helping consumers make confident decisions.

Unlike other paint books, the process of painting is emphasized.

Clever "Wall Wizard" tips make painting simple and fun. For example, mix 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of fabric softener to clean brushes in 10 seconds.

Decorative techniques for ragging, sponging, glazing, and using unusual tools for designer effects.

Detailed coverage of tools and supplies, including varnishes, stains, and glazes.

ISBN: 0696217597   Date Published on 1/6/2004
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Easy Paint Makeovers for Fabrics, Floors & Furniture Total Hits - 1807  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (20)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Oh, what a splash of paint can do to customize a home! Ordinary tables, chairs, clocks, cabinets, floorcloths, and more go under the whimsical paintbrush—and emerge transformed into hip, fashionable, and unabashedly colorful furniture and accessories. Anyone can do it: no art training is needed to complete these projects, devised by the owners of the popular Purple Cow store. Their trademark creations will cheer up any space, thanks to the bright hues, primitive and rustic styles, and abundance of plaids, zig-zags, dots, and swirls. Highlights include a leopard-spotted dining table, gingham lampshade with woven ribbon, and pink shutters.
ISBN: 1402725132   Date Published on 2/28/2006
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Recipes for Surfaces Total Hits - 1538  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Recipes for Surfaces is a one-of-a-kind handbook that enables you to master decorative painting techniques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture as simply as you would use a cookbook: Just follow the recipes. This easy guide will show you how to create a variety of exciting surface effects for your entire home using the basic methods so popular today -- sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, dragging, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.

The straightforward format of Recipes for Surfaces gives you the tools to transform any aspect of your home with paint. More affordable than wallpaper, more personalized than solid-colored opaque paint, these painting techniques -- once the closely guarded secrets of painting professionals -- are not limited to walls, ceilings, or floors, but can be used on moldings, doors, and furniture as well -- as accents or to try out effects on smaller subjects. With Recipes for Surfaces as your guide, you can achieve professional and customized effects yourself -- with a lot of fun and no hassle. What makes this book so special and so different from many home decorating books is that -- like making a meal with your favorite recipes -- it allows, and in fact encourages, you to create a completely personal look that suits your own space, style, and budget. And, as your skill and confidence grow, Recipes for Surfaces will show you how to move beyond the basics with exciting and unique variations.

Recipes for Surfaces is organized for practical use, with clear concise explanations and full-color illustrations. Part One gives background and specific information on color, paint, and preparation, including advice on stocking up on the right paints and brushes, how to ready surfaces for painting, and how to store paints once you've finished. Helpful color charts supplement the discussion of how to mix and match colors for your taste and needs.

The second part of the book illustrates many painting techniques. Each of over 40 recipes can be followed independently and is rated accorded to difficulty from easy to more complex. The recipe itself includes a list of paints and other materials needed, tips on surfaces best suited to the technique, and painting advice -- all in a simple-to-read chart right on the page. Detailed step-by-step instructions outline each method and its variations with full-color photographs. As you master a fundamental recipe -- such as sponging on -- you can create many different looks, trying different colors and patterns with the same technique or combining various techniques to suit your needs.

The clearest, most concise guide of its kind, Recipes for Surfaces gives you the confidence and ability to create the painted interior that's right for you.

ISBN: 0671682490   Date Published on 8/15/1990
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Debbie Travis' Painted House : More than 35 Quick and Easy Finishes for Walls, Floors, and FurnitureTotal Hits - 1407  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (29)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Debbie Travis' Painted House

Paint has long been valued as a fast and creative way  to give your home a fresh new look, and for the first time, the host of the popular television series Debbie Travis' Painted House shares the well-kept trade secrets that have made her one of today's hottest painted- finishes experts. Based on her groundbreaking philosophy that spectacular paint effects need not be the product of messy oil paints and complicated techniques, Debbie Travis' Painted House offers complete instructions for more than thirty-five incredible finishes, all created using worry-free water-based paints and glazes.

In the first section, "Getting Started," you'll learn all you need to know about materials, tools, surfaces, and preparation, including the pros and cons of different types of paint and how to make your own inexpensive alternatives to costly professional brushes and tools. You'll also find inspiration for choosing colors and working around a specific theme, such as a Southwestern or English Country style. The next section covers finishes for walls and floors, offering patterned and textured looks. The final section demonstrates finishes that work best with the smaller surfaces of furniture and decorative accessories, such as gilding and faux tortoiseshell. Each project--from a simple colorwashed wall to an elegant faux marble mantel, from a time-worn antiqued sideboard to a contemporary looking "sheet metal" table--is accompanied by detailed photography and step-by-step instructions, as well as suggestions for alternative looks and valuable tips to ensure truly professional results.

Lavishly illustrated and packed with important information, precise recipes for creating unique paint effects, and a complete source list, Debbie Travis' Painted House enables you to (almost) effortlessly achieve today's most sought-after decorative looks.

Barbara Dingle has written and edited extensively for the design and decorating market for fifteen years. She shares Travis' passion for painted finishes, and when not writing about them can be found transforming her own walls "with a bit of paint."
ISBN: 0609808168   Date Published on 7/9/2002
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Colors for Living: Bedrooms Total Hits - 1403  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Colors for Living: Bedrooms offers the first full-color guide concentrating on the use of color in the bedroom. This book combines beautiful interior images with color swatches to help the professional and the amateur achieve the mood or feeling they want in the bedroom.

--Includes up-to-date colors for bedroom design as determined by experts in the field of color trends.

--Exciting and varied photographic examples of bedroom interiors from around the world.

--Color swatches provide professional 2-, 3-, and 4-color combinations.

--Easy-to-follow guidance on the basics of color theory and bedroom design gives the reader a vocabulary of schemes that fit their own design needs.

--Includes a full set of tear-out swatches for easy color matching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

ISBN: 1564961052   Date Published on 5/1/1997
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The Big Book of Decorative Painting: How to Paint If You Don't Know How-And How to Improve If You DoTotal Hits - 1137  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative painting - the ornamentation of wood, tin, glass, paper, and other surfaces with painted designs - requires no previous artistic training or drawing skill. The Big Book of Decorative Painting contains invaluable information on this delightful and imaginative craft for artists and crafters at every level of experience: hesitant beginners looking for a thorough and reassuring step-by-step guide; "Sunday painters" who want to perfect their color mixing and brush control techniques; intermediate painters and accomplished fine artists who want to take their art in a new direction; teachers seeking a thoughtful manual, complete with a progressive curriculum and lessons for a range of skill levels. Using exercises to develop the skills necessary for working on and successfully completing projects, chapters on color mixing, brush control and loading, basic brushstrokes, paint application and blending, and surface preparation provide a strong foundation for the beginner and an excellent review for the experienced painter. Each motif in the four design categories - brushstrokes, fruits, vegetables, and florals - is covered in three skill levels: Quick and Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. Every lesson includes: a list itemizing the required materials and skills; step-by-step instructions for the specific project's surface preparation, decorative painting, and finishing; a worksheet that provides a detailed breakdown of how to paint the major elements of the design; and a photograph of the completed project. Regardless of their ability, readers can get the most out of the book by mixing the patterns and lessons; for example, a beginner can use Quick and Easy techniques on Advanced-level patterns and projects. Information on lettering, special effects such as faux finishes, trompe l'oeil, and gold leaf, and finishing techniques is expanded in separate in-depth chapters. The concluding chapter on how to work with patterns includes the patterns for all the project
ISBN: 0823002659   Date Published on 5/1/1994
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Biggest Book of Decorative Painting Total Hits - 1129  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The most comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of decorative painting information to hit the market.

Illustrated step-by-step format will inspire, motivate, and guide readers confidently through a variety of painting projects.

Detailed instructions show how-to techniques for decorative painting on walls, floors, and furnishings.

Filled with exciting new effects, techniques, and materials that will help readers turn an ordinary room into something extraordinary.

ISBN: 0696225964   Date Published on 1/10/2006
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1001 Ideas for Color & Paint Total Hits - 1104  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (33)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For a fresh collection of stylish color schemes, look no further than 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint. Featured ideas range from contemporary treatments to traditional looks, in everything from bold colors to pretty pastels. Readers will also find professional advice for choosing paint and color, descriptions of numerous popular paint techniques, and variations on color themes on a room-by-room basis presented in sketchbook-style illustrations. Over 1,000 color palettes, photographs, and illustrations provide inspiration and tips for success. With 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint readers can give every room in their home a brand new look.
ISBN: 1580112889   Date Published on 3/1/2006
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How to Paint Just About Anything Total Hits - 1085  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The most useful and unique paint book to ever hit the market, with in-depth information on painting walls, furniture, floors, ceilings, and more.

The only book on the market offering techniques for painting virtually all surfaces—plus strategies for painting structures and items that seem too intimidating to conquer.

Vivid how-to photographs demonstrate the best techniques and provide the inspiration needed to complete any painting project.

This book quickly and clearly shows the reader what products to use to transform any surface.

ISBN: 0696226936   Date Published on 1/10/2006
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The Complete Guide to Painting & Decorating : Using Paint, Stain & Wallpaper in Home Decor Total Hits - 1083  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating: Using Paint, Stain & Wallpaper in Home Decor
ISBN: 1589232623   Date Published on 1/15/2006

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