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The Practical Encyclopedia of Paint Effects
Author: Sacha Cohen

ISBN: 9781844779390
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1 January 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 17.5 x 3.5
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in decorative paint effects, and this book aims to help you explore a wide variety of techniques and inspirational ideas for making a decorative impact on the interior of your home.

The book begins with a complete guide to the materials and equipment you will need to get started, from paints, brushes, rollers, sponges and rags to specialist tools such as combs, grainers, gilder's pads, stencil sticks and linoleum blocks. Next, there are instructions for how to prepare surfaces for painting, for example removing existing paint with strippers and heat guns, filling defects in wood, preparing shiny surfaces, filling cracks in plaster, preparing paint and applying it with brushes and rollers.

Next, there is a practical guide to colour, its terminology and uses, explaining how to combine primary and secondary colours to achieve the effects you want, from dramatic, intense shades that make bold statements to subtle, neutral ones that create harmony with the natural environment. The book explains how to choose a complete scheme, taking into account the size of the room you are decorating, how ...

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