The New Complete Book, Revised and Updated
The definitive step-by-step guide to paint finishes and interior decoration techniques
With revised text and a number of new images, it now features the use of modern, water-based paints and glazes. The techniques used to achieve the wide range of different looks illustrated are demonstrated by fully comprehensive step-by-step photography with finished examples and a selection of alternative colourways. Included in the techniques demonstrated are preparing to paint, basic paint effects, such as sponging, ragging, stippling, colourwashing, dragging and combing, faux finishes, such as marbling, malachite, tortoiseshell and wood finishes, stencilling, stamping and trompe l'oeil. Informative sections on colour, equipment, furniture and how to approach difficult areas of a room are also included.
Includes appoximately 700 colour and black and white photographs.