Start  : Paint/Coatings : Techniques
Rating:   Rating Average (4)  
   Total Hits - 532 
 Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques
Transform an ordinary room into a masterpiece with decorative finishes, such as marbling, stenciling, sponging, glazing, and more. 300 full-color photos.
  Date Published 7/28/1999

Average Rating: Rating Average
  
 Ratings 
 
Rated By: A reader
From: Unavailable
Rating: Rating Average
Comments: An excellant start for a beginner or a expert...
I am currently reading this book as I prepare to redecorate my home using painting techiques. This book is excellant in the volume of information it contains from a discussion of colors, paints, glazes, brushes, and tools to specific techniques such as sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, etc. I found the contents to be very specific yet simple enough for a beginner like me. The best feature however is the variety of color pictures that accompany each topic. Once I have mastered the simpler techniques, this book will allow me to move on to the more advanced techniques which are also included. Happy painting!
Rated By: A reader
From: Unavailable
Rating: Rating Average
Comments: Great book for any skill level!
I am a professional faux finisher/muralist, and I really enjoyed this book. I have literally dozens of books on decorative painting techniques, and this is one of my favorites. It's like an encyclopedia- lots of different techniques explained very clearly, with good general info. If you're not sure what type of finish you're looking for, this would be a good book to invest in. Also has a good color reference for help on mixing your own paint colors. Another nice feature is that there are finishes in both water and oil based paints. Some Faux books only deal with oils, which i personally don't like to work with because of the smell and clean-up, etc... If you're looking for a more advanced book, I'd suggest "The Art of Faux" by Pierre Finkelstein.
Rated By: A reader
From: Unavailable
Rating: Rating Average
Comments: A Great Resource!
I bought this book in preparation for painting rooms in our first home. Having always rented, I didn't know what all was required in preparing your surface or how to choose the proper application tools. This book started from the beginning and included these topics. The examples throughout the book are marvelous and the directions for achieving such great effects, as stenciling, colorwashing, stippling, sponging, ragging, etc. are easy to understand. The instructions also include applying the these techniques to not only walls, but objects like picture frames, candlesticks and furniture if appropriate. A must have for anyone who is redocorating their home and wants to stretch their budget a little further by using paint techniques.
Rated By: E. Pedersen
From: FLORIDA
Rating: Rating Average
Comments: great for all skill levels!
I bought this book as a just in case my other book didn't have all the information I needed but I ended up using this book as my main book to do my house. Great illustrations and explanations.