50 Ways to Paint a Wall: Easy Techniques, Decorative Finishes, and New Looks

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Quarto Publishing Group USA, May 1, 2005 - House & Home - 128 pages
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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.


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This is the most extensive choice of wall finishes I have yet come across. The only trouble with this book is trying to make up your mind which one you want to use. But why use one, I'm sure the mix and match approach could work here.


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Decorative Techniques
Geometric Designs
Faux Finishes
Wall Embellishments
Painting Basics

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About the author (2005)

Gail E. McCauley, an expert on trends in decorating with paint, writes for the influential Paint Quality Institute, which provides information to consumers and the media. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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