Synopses & Reviews
This accessible guide shows how to accomplish major finishing tasks around the home. Addressing both interior and exterior projects, it covers preparing a job, choosing the right finish (especially for spaces with special needs like bathrooms and kitchens), selecting tools, and various application techniques.
Painting and finishing around the home can be daunting, both from the scale of the work and the bewildering array of finishing options available. But you can save yourself frustration, time, and money with the help of Build Like a Pro: Painting and Finishing. Written by a finishing professional, its an authoritative and practical guide to accomplishing the major finishing tasks around the home.
Dresdner covers both the interior and exterior of the house. Especially valuable is his advice on choosing finishes for special-needs projects like kitchens and bathrooms. You get information on floors, furniture and outside projects such as siding and trim. Youll also discover information on all aspects of preparation and assessment of a job, choosing materials and tools, and application techniques.
Dresdner takes you though each step in the process -- from planning to cleanup -- with detailed step-by-step instructions and hundreds of clear photos and drawings. Youll learn the tricks and shortcuts the pros use to cut those big painting and finishing projects down to size.
This comprehensive guide covers painting and finishing for:
- kitchens and bathrooms
- built-Ins and paneling
- interior doors, molding and trim
- floors, stairs and balustrades
- siding and clapboards
- exterior doors, windows and trim
- decks, porches and fences
- patio furniture and ornamentals
A practical book on interior/exterior home finishes.
About the Author
Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing expert with more than 20 years' experience in the field. The author of The Woodfinishing Book and The New Woodfinishing Book, he teaches and writes on the subject for American Woodworker and other woodworking magazines. He lives in Puyallup, Wash.