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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Selecting a Paint 1 Assess color needs
Choose color schemes
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Alkyd or latex alkyd paint angular sash brush base coat baseboards Bedsheets bleeding Celsius clean cloth PAINTING EXTERIORS color Color wash Color wheel cover cutout DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES door trim dries Eggshell Satin extension ladder finish galvanized glass Gloss handheld sprayers heat gun hole with spackling joint compound Latex or alkyd latex paints layer louvers Lower sash maintain a wet masking tape masonry metal primer mineral spirits molding nails oil-based paints overlapping paint job paint the jamb paint thinner painter's tape PAINTING INTERIORS pattern Sponge pigment plastic power sander power washer PREPARING TO PAINT previous strokes putty knife resins Rinse Rooms painted rust sand scaffolding Scrape Seal SELECTING A PAINT SELECTING TOOLS Sheen shellac shutters siding slightly spackling or joint spray square feet squeegee stencil stepladder texture thin topcoat trim brush TROUBLESHOOTING unpainted vertical Wallboard patch wash wet edge Windows Semigloss wood