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Do It Yourself Painting Skills

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Do It Yourself Painting Skills by Mike Lawrence
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This is a practical hands-on guide to painting any area in the home, with over 200 step-by-step pictures. It is an instant guide to basic techniques, including preparing surfaces, filling cracks, and the best way to apply paints and varnishes. It is a useful advice about the various types of paint such as matt, eggshell or gloss, as well as binders, diluents, varnishes, and wood stains, and their specific uses. It helps how to use painting tools and equipment for applying the paint, including brushes, rollers, pads, sponges and aerosols. It helps you to estimate the quantities of paint you will need, using diagrams and charts. It includes special paint effects, such as sponging, dragging, dry brushing, stippling and ragging. Home decorating using paint can be a satisfying experience. With appropriate preparation and the correct application of paint, even an amateur will find it easy to end up with a professional result. This book will guide you every step of the way, from using the right tools and preparing the surfaces, to applying the final coat of paint or varnish.

Author Biography

Mike Lawrence has been writing about home improvement and decorating for many years, contributing articles to major magazines in this field.
Release date NZ
August 12th, 2013
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
over 200 photographs
Imprint
Lorenz Books
Pages
64
Dimensions
145x207x11
ISBN-13
9780754826675
Product ID
20948828

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