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The Complete Book of Paint: 70 Techniques, Finishes, and Designs for Your Home
     

The Complete Book of Paint: 70 Techniques, Finishes, and Designs for Your Home

by Lynne Robinson, Richard Lowther, Liz Wagstaff
 

With over 300,000 copies sold, Paint Recipes and Decorative Paint Recipes are required reading for anyone decorating with paint. Now The Complete Book of Paint combines the best of both books into one oversized easy reference guide. It offers over 70 painting techniques and finishes designed for walls, floors, and furniturefrom stenciling,

Overview

With over 300,000 copies sold, Paint Recipes and Decorative Paint Recipes are required reading for anyone decorating with paint. Now The Complete Book of Paint combines the best of both books into one oversized easy reference guide. It offers over 70 painting techniques and finishes designed for walls, floors, and furniturefrom stenciling, sponging, and stippling, to colorwashing, gilding, and bordering. Creative ideas for 18 weekend projects, plus in-depth guidance on selecting materials and preparing surfaces, are all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructional photographs. Readers will master the skills necessary to convert a dining room into a charming French bistro with the use of stencils or transform a second-hand dining set into an elegant antique by applying a luminescent, oil-based crackle. Packed with accessible information suitable for beginners and experts alike, hundreds of clever ideas will have DIY-ers creating unique looks in no time. This inspiring book, a brush, and a few cans of paint are all anyone needs to color their world.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Priced right and handsomely designed with beautiful photos throughout, this book by a U.K.-based designer may inspire a spectrum of DIY personalities to paint their walls and furniture in bold patterns (not just colors). But it will take an experienced painter (and in some cases crafter) to apply these beautiful techniques and achieve enviable results. This book makes it sound almost too easy, but perhaps that's the most effective way to get the skeptics to have a little fun. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811849470
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Robinson and Richard Lowther live in France. His paintings are included in collections worldwide, while she is a freelance fashion illustrator and lecturer.

Lynne Robinson and Richard Lowther live in France. His paintings are included in collections worldwide, while she is a freelance fashion illustrator and lecturer.

Liz Wagstaff is a UK-based designer of painted sets and props for theater and opera.

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