This is a practical, introductory guide covering everything you need to know about decorating. Full of easy-to-follow expert advice, this handbook will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to tackle everything from wallpapering to sanding and beyond.
'Decorating' is part of the highly successful 'Collins Need To Know' series of illustrated reference books covering a wide range of popular subjects and diverse activities. Attractively illustrated in full colour throughout, these handy, practical books give you detailed information in a concise and accessible way. Fed up with scruffy, peeling wallpaper? Want to add colour to a dull, lifeless room? 'Collins Need to Know?: Decorating' will show you how to get the job done. Featuring expert advice, this book will guide you through every phase of the decorating project, from selecting the materials and colours, to preparing surfaces and making finishing touches. The contents include: essential guide to tools and equipment; planning - selecting colour, verifying your scheme and manipulating space; preparation - plasterwork, preparing wallcoverings and levelling a wooden floor; painting and varnishing - choosing paint, and painting window frames and doors; wall and floor coverings - setting out wall tiles, laying carpet and parquet flooring; and a range of easy tasks for fixing and improving your home.