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Painting Secrets from Brian Santos the Wall Wizard
Brian Santos
0696217597
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Brian brings a bright new perspective to the principles of color, helping consumers make confident decisions.

Unlike other paint books, the process of painting is emphasized.

Clever "Wall Wizard" tips make painting simple and fun. For example, mix 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of fabric softener to clean brushes in 10 seconds.

Decorative techniques for ragging, sponging, glazing, and using unusual tools for designer effects.

Detailed coverage of tools and supplies, including varnishes, stains, and glazes.



50 Ways to Paint a Wall
Gail McCauley
1589231686
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
All the popular and new decorative paint looks made simple. 50 Ways to Paint a Wall is a straightforward guide to creating the stylish paint effects constantly featured on home shows and in shelter magazines. The paint techniques-four dozen plus two-include special applications, geometric designs, faux finishes, and wall embellishments. The techniques and color choices are always on trend, including the contemporary approaches to perennial favorites like sponging and stencils. With fifty choices, which technique is best for the room? Decorator tips will help make the big decision. For each technique, there is a big color swatch of the finished wall, then the best method is explained and photographed step-by-step. With this bargain-priced guide and a can of paint, anyone can transform a room fifty ways.


Walls That Wow
Country Sampler Magazine
1578602246
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Walls That Wow shows readers how to give their homes a completely new look with the least expensive, easiest home decorating tool available: paint. By taking a chance on innovative color and creative painting techniques, do-it-yourselfers can revitalize their homes in a weekend. They’ll learn quick, easy methods for washes, textures, stencils and stamps, murals, patterns, and much more.


Jonathan Fong's Walls That Wow
Jonathan Fong
0823069818
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Jonathan Fong's Walls that Wow is just the book for anyone who as ever been inspired by home-makeover shows...and intimidated by fussy, fancy faux-finishing techniques. Author Jonathan Fong presents imaginative, stylish wall treatments using unexpected materials that will make even the dullest walls suddenly stand up and sparkle. Six sections--on fabric, metal, paper, special effects, ideas that stick, and your wall as art--include twenty-four dazzling projects, each rated by level of ease (because none of them are difficult). Each dramatic, simple, inexpensive wall idea is presented with brilliant color pictures, plus materials checklists, step-by-step instructions, helpful hints, and an ETW (estimated time of wow). Jonathan Fong's Walls that Wow will make readers everywhere say, "Wow, even I can do...


Color Your Home
Carol Bass
1586853716
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Color Your Home is a personal, intuitive exploration of vibrant, sensual colors in nature, and an easy-to-use guide for expressing our passions and selves in the colors we choose to adorn our homes. But how does one go beyond the "rules" of color to discover what hues inspire and drive us and show us how to incorporate them into living spaces? Design expert and author Carol Bass encourages everyone to throw out the rules and start fresh by building a new relationship with color through nature and the outdoors. She shows how to identify colors that stimulate and thrill us as individuals, making it easy to explore this connection and create charm, warmth, and a unique sense of individuality.

From the Inside Flap
Introduction Blues Yellows Reds Rustics


Trompe L'Oeil Today
Ursula Benad
0393731308
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
An overview of decorative painting in interior design, with special focus on contemporary issues and building situations. Trompe L'Oeil Today surveys illusionistic painting—material imitation (faux finishes), grisaille, small trompe l'oeils, and panoramic murals—for both homes and commercial establishments. It discusses materials, technique, perspective, and other topics of interest to interior designers and painters, and their clients, illustrated with outstanding work by a variety of artists. 180 color illustrations.

About the Author
Ursula E. and Martin Benad run a studio in decorative painting in Munich, Germany.


Decorative Painting Step-By-Step
Better Homes and Gardens
0696225476
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Inspiring ideas to paint walls, ceilings, and floors.

Painting techniques—ragging, brushing, marbling, sponging, and other faux finishes.

Step-by-step photos and simple how-to instructions show homeowners it is easy to achieve the latest designer looks.

New techniques and materials to use.

Painting ideas suitable for any room in the house.

Basic painting information beginning and expert do-it-yourselfers will appreciate.

Tips to select colors and develop color schemes.



The Complete Book of Paint
Lynne Robinson
0811849473
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
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 furniture—from 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...


Lowe's Decorating with Paint & Color
Oxmoor House
0376009209
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Better Homes and Gardens Easy Decorating Makeovers
Better Homes and Gardens
0696217228
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Bored with your home's interior? Easy Decorating Makeovers can immediately help you see your home in a new light. This book shows you how to revitalize rooms by using what you already own and by making strategic purchases. Simple solutions include arranging a room around a focal point, finding balance by redistributing heavy pieces, pulling furniture into conversation groupings, creating your personal style with accessories, and tapping into the power of paint and fabric. The book features 50 before-and-after rooms and 15 do-it-yourself projects such as slipcovers, bedding, and woodworking. These makeovers are as sensible as they are beautiful—you can make some big-impact transformations in just one hour.

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