Painting Your House Inside and Out: Tips and Techniques for Flawless Interiors and Exteriors

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Give your home a whole new look with paint! From tips on avoiding common and costly pitfalls to step-by-step plans for getting the results you want, this is every homeowner's key to exquisite color balance for the home. For the exterior of your home, discover 25 distinct color schemes, along with beautiful color photography and ideas and inspiration for painting trim, accent colors, and more. Specific information about working with roof color, plantings, and features such as walkways and porches is also included....
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Overview

Give your home a whole new look with paint! From tips on avoiding common and costly pitfalls to step-by-step plans for getting the results you want, this is every homeowner's key to exquisite color balance for the home. For the exterior of your home, discover 25 distinct color schemes, along with beautiful color photography and ideas and inspiration for painting trim, accent colors, and more. Specific information about working with roof color, plantings, and features such as walkways and porches is also included. For the interior of your home, discover the wide range of paint and special-effects products available today. With practical advice on everything from preparing surfaces to choosing colors and equipment, from understanding paint properties to mastering painting techniques, this is the only book you will need for all of your painting projects.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592230358
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Painting Inside 9
The Power of Paint 10
Choosing and Using Paint 18
Choosing the Right Paint 20
Smooth Coatings 26
Broken Color Effects 30
Tools of the Trade 42
Paint Practices 48
How to Get the Perfect Color 56
Painting with Blue 58
Painting with Red 66
Painting with Yellow 74
Painting with Green 82
Painting with Violet 90
Painting with Orange 98
Painting with Neutrals 106
Change Color to Change the Mood 114
Box of Paint Colors 120
Painting Furniture 145
Basics of Painting Furniture 148
Right for the Room 150
Swedish Lights 154
Pretty in Pink 160
Painting Outside 165
Introduction 166
Getting Started 170
Fixed Features 172
Choosing Colors 176
Painting the House 180
Choosing Paint and Stain 184
Prep Before Painting 186
Painting 190
Red 192
Orange 208
Yellow 218
Green 234
Blue 246
Violet 258
Neutrals 268
Doorways 282
Appendix A Color Schemes 284
Appendix B American Architecture & Exterior Paint Color 288
Resources 297
Photo Credits 301
About the Authors 302
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