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Overview

  • Complete information on how to choose the right color and the best paint products for any surface, inside or outside the home.
  • Beyond outside walls, instruction on how to paint trim, fences, gates, porches, and decks.
  • Bonus information for the overwhelmed: how to select and hire a contractor to do some—or all!—of the job.
  • Surface-by-surface instructions for painting aluminum, steel, galvanized steel, fiberglass, plastics, and even pools, plus a chapter on clear and specialty finishes.
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Table of Contents


Color & Design     4
Understanding color     6
Establishing a color scheme     8
Style and color     12
A gallery of interior design     14
A gallery of exterior design     20
Furniture, trim, and accessories     24
Hiring a pro     26
About Paint & Painting     28
The chemistry of paint     30
The case for quality     32
Picking the perfect paint     34
Primers and sealers     36
Texture and speciality paints     38
Problems and cures-interior     40
Problems and cures-exterior     42
Painting preparation at a glance     44
Brushes and paint pads     46
Rollers     48
Sprayers and other tools     50
Good painting practices     52
Cleaning up     58
Maintaining painted surfaces     60
Painting Exteriors     62
Planning and estimating     64
Getting the site ready     66
Preparing siding     68
Preparing masonry surfaces     72
Ladders and scaffolding     74
Ladder jacks and accessories     78
Setting up scaffolding     79
Painting soffits and siding     82
Painting windows and doors     86
Painting masonry and other surfaces     90
Finishing cedar shingles and siding     92
Finishing fences and gates     94
Selecting finishes for a deck or porch     96
Preparing and painting decks and porches     98
Applying a clear deck finsh     100
Interior Painting     102
Planning and estimating     104
Getting the room ready     106
Removing wallpaper     108
Cleaning and sanding     110
Smoothing textured surfaces     111
Preparing and repairing walls     112
Preparing trim     116
Protecting surfaces     120
Ladders and work platforms     122
Priming tips     124
Painting ceilings     126
Painting walls     128
Painting interior windows     130
Staining and varnishing trim     136
Painting interior doors     138
Painting a basement wall     142
Painting a basement or garage floor     144
Painting a wood floor      146
Staining or varnishing a wood floor     148
Painting vinyl flooring and ceramic tile     150
Painting steps     152
Painting cabinetry     154
How to Paint Just About Anything     158
Painting iron and steel furniture and ornaments     160
Painting plastics     166
Painting wood furniture     168
Special applications     170
Whitewash, distemper, and milk paints     172
Painting a swimming pool     174
Applying Stain & Varnish     176
Preparing wood     178
Stain, dye, and varnish     180
Stripping paint and varnish     184
Applying stain, dye, and clear finish     186
Glossary     188
Index     189
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