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Recipes for Surfaces is a one-of-a-kind handbook that enables you to master decorative painting techniques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture as simply as you would use a cookbook: Just follow the recipes. This easy guide will show you how to create a variety of exciting surface effects for your entire home using the basic methods so popular today — sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, dragging, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.

The straightforward format of Recipes for Surfaces gives you the tools to transform any aspect of your home with paint. More affordable than wallpaper, more personalized than solid-colored opaque paint, these painting techniques — once the closely guarded secrets of painting professionals — are not limited to walls, ceilings, or floors, but can be used on moldings, doors, and furniture as well — as accents or to try out effects on smaller subjects. With Recipes for Surfaces as your guide, you can achieve professional and customized effects yourself — with a lot of fun and no hassle. What makes this book so special and so different from many home decorating books is that — like making a meal with your favorite recipes — it allows, and in fact encourages, you to create a completely personal look that suits your own space, style, and budget. And, as your skill and confidence grow, Recipes for Surfaces will show you how to move beyond the basics with exciting and unique variations.

Recipes for Surfaces is organized for practical use, with clear concise explanations and full-color illustrations. Part One gives background and specific information on color, paint, and preparation, including advice on stocking up on the right paints and brushes, how to ready surfaces for painting, and how to store paints once you've finished. Helpful color charts supplement the discussion of how to mix and match colors for your taste and needs.

The second part of the book illustrates many painting techniques. Each of over 40 recipes can be followed independently and is rated accorded to difficulty from easy to more complex. The recipe itself includes a list of paints and other materials needed, tips on surfaces best suited to the technique, and painting advice — all in a simple-to-read chart right on the page. Detailed step-by-step instructions outline each method and its variations with full-color photographs. As you master a fundamental recipe — such as sponging on — you can create many different looks, trying different colors and patterns with the same technique or combining various techniques to suit your needs.

The clearest, most concise guide of its kind, Recipes for Surfaces gives you the confidence and ability to create the painted interior that's right for you.

Synopsis:

Now mastering decorative painting tecnhiques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture can be as easy as using a cookbook. This unique guide demonstrates how to create a variety of exciting surface effects using simple, basic painting methods, including color washing, stenciling, wood graining, sponging, and others. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Recipes for Surfaces is a one-of-a-kind handbook that enables you to master decorative painting techniques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture as simply as you would use a cookbook: Just follow the recipes. This easy guide will show you how to create a variety of exciting surface effects for your entire home using the basic methods so popular today — sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, dragging, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.

The straightforward format of Recipes for Surfaces gives you the tools to transform any aspect of your home with paint. More affordable than wallpaper, more personalized than solid-colored opaque paint, these painting techniques — once the closely guarded secrets of painting professionals — are not limited to walls, ceilings, or floors, but can be used on moldings, doors, and furniture as well — as accents or to try out effects on smaller subjects. With Recipes for Surfaces as your guide, you can achieve professional and customized effects yourself — with a lot of fun and no hassle. What makes this book so special and so different from many home decorating books is that — like making a meal with your favorite recipes — it allows, and in fact encourages, you to create a completely personal look that suits your own space, style, and budget. And, as your skill and confidence grow, Recipes for Surfaces will show you how to move beyond the basics with exciting and unique variations.

Recipes for Surfaces is organized for practical use, with clear concise explanations and full-color illustrations. Part One gives background and specific information on color, paint, and preparation, including advice on stocking up on the right paints and brushes, how to ready surfaces for painting, and how to store paints once you've finished. Helpful color charts supplement the discussion of how to mix and match colors for your taste and needs.

The second part of the book illustrates many painting techniques. Each of over 40 recipes can be followed independently and is rated accorded to difficulty from easy to more complex. The recipe itself includes a list of paints and other materials needed, tips on surfaces best suited to the technique, and painting advice — all in a simple-to-read chart right on the page. Detailed step-by-step instructions outline each method and its variations with full-color photographs. As you master a fundamental recipe — such as sponging on — you can create many different looks, trying different colors and patterns with the same technique or combining various techniques to suit your needs.

The clearest, most concise guide of its kind, Recipes for Surfaces gives you the confidence and ability to create the painted interior that's right for you.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 246) and index.

About the Author

Mindy Drucker is a freelance writer specializing in design and home decoration topics. Her work has appeared in Colonial Homes, House Beautiful's Building Manual, Creative Ideas for Living and other publications. She lives in New Jersey.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword: How To Use This Book

Introduction: What Is Decorative Painting?

PART I

GENERAL INFORMATION

CHAPTER ONE

COLOR: THE KEY INGREDIENT

CHAPTER TWO

PAINTS AND TOOLS: THE STAPLES

CHAPTER THREE

PREPARING TO PAINT

PART II

THE RECIPES

CHAPTER FOUR

MIXING PAINTS

Mixing a Base Coat

Mixing a Glaze

Glossary of Terms

Before You Begin

CHAPTER FIVE

SPONGING

Sponging On

Sponging On: Light Over Dark

Sponging On: Three Colors

Random Sponging In Four Colors

Sponging Off

Combination: Sponging Off and On

CHAPTER SIX

CLOTH DISTRESSING

Ragging On

Two-Tone Ragging On

Ragging Off

Cheeseclothing

Rag-Rolling On

Rag-Rolling Off

Combination: Ragging Off and Cheeseclothing

Combination: Ragging Off and Cheeseclothing In Two Colors

Ragging Oft and Cheeseclothing: Light Over Dark

CHAPTER SEVEN

STIPPLING

Stippling

Wiping Off

Wiping Off In Three Colors

Fade-Away Stippling

CHAPTER EIGHT

COLOR WASHING

Sponge Washing

Brush Washing In Two Tones

Fade-Away Washing

CHAPTER NINE

SPATTERING

Spattering On

Spattering Off

Combination: Spattering Over Sponging in Five Colors

Stone-Block Effect

CHAPTER TEN

DRAGGING

Dragging With Steel Wool

Dragging With a Hard-Bristle Brush

Combing

CHAPTER ELEVEN

STENCILING

Making Your Own Stencil

Working With a Stencil

CHAPTER TWELVE

MARBLING

White Marble

Red Marble

Green Marble

Application: Yellow Sienna Marble on a Column

Application: Marbling a Floor

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

WOOD GRAINING

Pine

Oak

Mahogany

Burl

APPENDIX

Bibliography

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671682491
With:
Finkelstein, Pierre
Other:
Finkelstein, Pierre
With:
Finkelstein, Pierre
Author:
Drucker, Mindy
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Repair
Subject:
Decorating - Painting/Wallpapering
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
House painting
Subject:
Construction - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
93-15
Publication Date:
August 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 37.555 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Now mastering decorative painting tecnhiques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture can be as easy as using a cookbook. This unique guide demonstrates how to create a variety of exciting surface effects using simple, basic painting methods, including color washing, stenciling, wood graining, sponging, and others. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Recipes for Surfaces is a one-of-a-kind handbook that enables you to master decorative painting techniques for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture as simply as you would use a cookbook: Just follow the recipes. This easy guide will show you how to create a variety of exciting surface effects for your entire home using the basic methods so popular today — sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, dragging, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.

The straightforward format of Recipes for Surfaces gives you the tools to transform any aspect of your home with paint. More affordable than wallpaper, more personalized than solid-colored opaque paint, these painting techniques — once the closely guarded secrets of painting professionals — are not limited to walls, ceilings, or floors, but can be used on moldings, doors, and furniture as well — as accents or to try out effects on smaller subjects. With Recipes for Surfaces as your guide, you can achieve professional and customized effects yourself — with a lot of fun and no hassle. What makes this book so special and so different from many home decorating books is that — like making a meal with your favorite recipes — it allows, and in fact encourages, you to create a completely personal look that suits your own space, style, and budget. And, as your skill and confidence grow, Recipes for Surfaces will show you how to move beyond the basics with exciting and unique variations.

Recipes for Surfaces is organized for practical use, with clear concise explanations and full-color illustrations. Part One gives background and specific information on color, paint, and preparation, including advice on stocking up on the right paints and brushes, how to ready surfaces for painting, and how to store paints once you've finished. Helpful color charts supplement the discussion of how to mix and match colors for your taste and needs.

The second part of the book illustrates many painting techniques. Each of over 40 recipes can be followed independently and is rated accorded to difficulty from easy to more complex. The recipe itself includes a list of paints and other materials needed, tips on surfaces best suited to the technique, and painting advice — all in a simple-to-read chart right on the page. Detailed step-by-step instructions outline each method and its variations with full-color photographs. As you master a fundamental recipe — such as sponging on — you can create many different looks, trying different colors and patterns with the same technique or combining various techniques to suit your needs.

The clearest, most concise guide of its kind, Recipes for Surfaces gives you the confidence and ability to create the painted interior that's right for you.

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