Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques

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Creative Homeowner, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 271 pages
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Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques is a step-by-step guide through the process of decorative painting-from choosing color schemes to mastering sponging, marbling, graining, and more. It explains why decorative painting is appropriate for today's homes and how readers can incorporate it into their interior spaces. The first half of the book excites homeowners about the beautiful-and personally satisfying-results they can achieve by learning decorative painting techniques. It also prepares homeowners by educating them on evaluating color's characteristics, choosing the right tools, and preparing surfaces. The second half of the book describes the need for priming and base-coating walls, as well as the formulas for mixing paints and glazes. Then, it delves into decorative painting techniques, covering each method and providing professional advice.

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About the author (1999)

SHARON ROSS is the author of numerous books, as well as countless magazine and newspaper articles on the topics of interior design and home improvement. For many years she was Director of Editorial Projects for The Family Handyman magazine. She has been a contributor to Midwest Living, Better Homes and Garden Special Interest Publications, Woman''s Day Special Publications, Mary Emmerling''s Country Home, and other publications. She has also written for PBS-TV''s Hometime. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

ELISE KINKEAD, a fine arts graduate of the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN, began her career as a painter of decorative finishes in 1984 after 2 years of training at The Day Studio and the Gale Laurance Studio in San Francisco. She founded her gallery/studio, Faux Pas, in Minneapolis in 1985. It is one of only a few teaching studios in the Midwest. Kinkead has worked nationally on hundreds of projects, both residential and commercial, including several for three of the nation''s top 100 architectural firms.

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