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 House Beautiful Paint No decorating tool has come into its own in recent years more strongly than paint. Always the simplest, least expensive way to change the look of a room -- today, thanks to the availability of thousands of colors and finishes, painting is one of the most complex as well, bringing color, texture, and pattern to every kind of surface.
  Date Published 8/1/2002

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Rated By: Amy Hilliard
From: Glen Allen, VA
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Comments: Trying to be what it is not
I typically like House Beautiful books, but not this time. If you are looking for an instruction manual on paint techniques, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for distinctive photographs showing paint techniques, you will be disappointed. Even if you are looking for a coffee table book of beautiful photos, which is what the editors of House Beautiful are best at publishing, this book disappoints. About all this book is good for is a paper weight, and even then the hefty 1000 Practical Ideas for Home Decorating is a better choice.