Painting Secrets: Tips & Tricks from the Nation's Favorite Painting Expert

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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, ...

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Painting Secrets: Tips & Tricks from the Nation's Favorite Painting Expert

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780696217593
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 802,874
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Jona Howl is an award-winning teacher in the acting department of The Art's Educational School, a leading London drama school. He is also a playwright and stage director. Previously, he enjoyed a successful acting career in London's West End.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Meet the Wizard 4
1. The Magic of Color 6
Color basics 8
Color combinations 10
Color variations 12
Color and emotion 14
Creating a color plan 18
Just the right amount of color 22
Formulas for success 24
All about walls 28
2. Prep Works 30
Tools that rule 32
Ready the room 40
Wood work 42
Patch work 43
Repairing drywall 46
Repairing plaster 48
Repairing concrete 50
Repairing brick 51
Smoothing textured walls 52
Installing new drywall 54
Goodbye old paint 58
Working with a contractor 61
Goodbye to wallpaper 62
Clear out and clean up 67
Tackling tough stains 68
Cleaning ceilings 70
Cleaning brick and concrete surfaces 70
Primers and sealers 71
Ready, set...one more thing 72
3. Painting Like A Pro 74
Tools that rule 76
Making the grade 84
What's your type? 86
How much paint do you need? 92
Shake it up, baby! 94
Prepping paint 95
Basic painting 101 100
Brush works 102
Pad works 104
Roller works 106
Working a room 108
Hit the walls 109
Ceiling solutions 111
Trim works 112
Painting doors 114
Painting with a power sprayer 116
Painting paneling 120
Painting countertops 121
Painting bricks and concrete 122
Painting floors 124
4. Clean and Store 126
Clean as you go 128
Total tool care 129
Storage solutions 132
The dish on disposal 135
5. Magical Paint Effects 138
Faux get it? 140
The right tools 143
What lies beneath 144
That glazed look 145
Positive or negative 146
Positive thinking 148
Negative finishes 150
Basic faux effects 152
Tips, Tricks, Tools, and More 162
Index 168
Metric conversions 170
Credits 171
Dedication and thank-yous 172
Notes 173
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