HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Sep 1, 2004 - House & Home - 191 pages
Beautify your home with the Collins accessible and essential guide to the world of interior decorating. Filled with helpful diagrams and illustrations in the successful Gem style, this is the only book you'll need to make your home look the way it should. Decorating at home is never easy, whether you're starting from scratch or improving an existing design. From colour schemes to plasterwork to tiling, the choice of products and the difficulty of application can be overwhelming. Now these tough problems are all solved by Collins Gem Decorating Tips, an accessible and trustworthy guide to beautifying your home. Gem Decorating Tips guides you through every phase of the decorating project, beginning with selecting the materials and colours most suitable for your specific situation, and moving on to assist you in all aspects of preparation and installation. Divided into four clear sections, Decorating Tips combines the Gem tradition of succinct and helpfully illustrated information with the Collins DIY tradition of accurate and lucid instruction. Chapter One deals with Planning: utilising colour and texture, organising space, and devising a scheme to make your home look its best. Chapt
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
abrasive paper acrylic paints adhesive Applying paint bathroom bleach boards bristles brush carpet ceiling centre ceramic ceramic tiles clean clear finish coat cork corner cover decorating door drum sander fill filler flat floor tiles floorboards frame furring strips gaps general-purpose primer glazing bars gloss paint glue grain grout hardboard hardwood holes horizontal lacquer ladder margin tiles metal mouldings nail paint pad paintbrush paintwork panels paste pattern pile plaster plasterboard plastic polish Polystyrene quarry tiles radiator remove rising damp roller rubber sand sander sash scraper seal self-levelling compound short-pile skirting sleeve smooth softwood solvent-based paint spirit level stained straight edge stripper sugar soap surface tape textured paint thin thinners thixotropic timber varnish vertical vinyl tiles wall tiles wallboards wallcovering wallpaper water-based wet edges white spirit window wire wool wood dye wood stains wooden floor woodwork