Papering and Painting: The Essential Guide to Home Decorating

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737003109
  • Publisher: Time-Life Custom Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Time Life Do It Yourself Series
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.61 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Preparation and Planning
Tools and equipment 10
Choosing a color scheme 12
Properties of paint and paper 14
Preparing the room 16
Preparing walls 18
Preparing wood 20
Preparing other surfaces 22
Stripping paper 24
Stripping wood 26
Sealing surfaces 28
Painting Techniques
What tools to use where 30
Brushes 32
Rollers 34
Paint pads 36
Natural wood finishes 38
Finishing touches 40
Problem solving 42
Special Paint Effects
What paint effects to use where 44
Specialist equipment 45
Sponging 46
Ragging and rag rolling 48
Dragging and graining 50
Color-washing and liming 52
Marbling 54
Aging 56
Stippling 58
Stamping 60
Straightforward stenciling 62
Creating stencil effects 64
Papering Techniques
What paper to use where 66
Measuring, cutting, and pasting 68
Lining 70
Lining walls 72
Where to start wallpapering 74
Hanging the first length 76
Joining lengths 78
Internal corners 80
External corners 82
Problem solving 84
Papering Awkward Areas
Doors and entrances 86
Windows 88
Wall switches and sockets 90
Wall obstacles 92
Stairwells 94
Borders 96
Combining papers 98
Combining Paper and Paint
What to use where 100
Hanging textured papers 102
Paint effects on textured papers 104
Hanging wall panels 106
Paint effects on wall panels 108
Framing with borders 110
Index 112
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