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 Paint Ideas & Decorating Techniques

Here is the most complete guide to paint finishes on the market, with expert advice on affordable decorating using todayís most stylish, achievable finishes. Itís the only book that shows how to combine paint finishes and color choices for room-to-room continuity.

  • More than 70 step-by-step photos show exactly how to achieve the desired look.
  • Designer advice on finishes to complement every major decorating style, from country to cottage, from traditional to stylish Oriental influences.
  • Detailed directions for the most popular decorative painting techniques.
  • Recommended tools and materials lists for specific finishes along with time and skill level estimates.
  Date Published 1/15/2000

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Comments: Very Good Paint Ideas
I just bought a new house, my first, and it was very important to me that it look like a showcase. I did plenty of research before I bought any interior decorating books. I even talked to a professional interior designer who gave me some free advice: get what you like. I like this book. It has more faux finishes than I have rooms in my house, so I can repaint in a few years with different styles I've learned about in this book. Some of the finishes are a little too "cute" for me, but it is still a book with techniques I've never seen before. I also recommend Recipes for Surfaces, Decorative Paint Finishes Made Simple by Mindy Drucker. Her book is not "cute" at all, and together, these books tell you all you need to know about paint finishes.
Rated By: "erikaec"
From: Oregon
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Comments: A few ideas - not worth the $$
There were approximately 10 painiting techniques shown in this book. The content is basically pictures of what other people have done, but I was looking for examples of what to do for my personal situations. For example, if you have, white wood floorboards, or if you have bright sunny rooms. I was also looking for color combinations that they recommended, you will not find that here.

This book lacked in explanation of "what to do if..." I have textured walls, but liked the looks of the stripes that the book exampled. But for my textured walls, straight lines would not be possible. This book lacks explanation of individual situations...