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Sterling Pub., 1998 - House & Home - 64 pages
A room's color affects your mood, makes a room seem more spacious, and adds light and warmth. Painting a home is a big job, but it can last, and bring you pleasure, for a long time to come...if you do it right! In a few easy steps:
-- Get facts on painting both interior and exterior spaces.
-- Use the color wheel, and compare paint sheens, later and alkyd paints, primers, and sealers.
-- Estimate the quantity, and choose the correct brushes, rollers, pads, sprayers, ladders and scaffolding for your job.
-- Prepare surfaces properly, from removing the old paint to patching holes.
-- Know the best techniques for painting ceilings, walls, windows, doors, trim, moldings, base-boards, cabinet, and shutters.
-- Add attractive decorative touches by sponging, stenciling and more.
-- Bonus: tips on troublesbooting. Handle everything from peeling to touching up.

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Jeff Beneke is an avid woodworker, house renovator, gardener, and gourmand who has written more than a dozen home-improvement books, including "The Fence Bible, The Complete Deck Book", "Build a Kid's Play Yard", and "Converting Garages, Attics, and Basements". He lives in Sebastapol, California.

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