Painting Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 19, 2007 - House & Home - 212 pages
Painting your home yourself can be faster, more affordable and even easier than hiring professionals—but only if you get it right the first time. Painting Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, helps you do just that with easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures for giving your, floors, walls, and ceilings the extreme makeover of your dreams.
More than 500 photos and illustrations show you exactly how to perform each step of each procedure the right way and avoid drips, smudges, and ugly surfaces. You'll find out how to choose the best paint for the job, figure out how much paint you'll need, and use rollers, brushes, and other painting tools with skill and precision. Before you know it, you'll have the confidence and ability to tackle any household painting project with ease. You'll discover how to:
Complete with a handy list of dos and don'ts for perfecting your painting skills, Painting Do-It-Yourself for Dummies, gives you the guidance, tips, and information you need to get a professional-level outcome every time.
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Preparing for Your Painting Project
Gathering What You Need
Readying Your Room and Surface
Making Necessary Wall Repairs
Brushing Up on Painting Basics
Painting Walls Like a Pro
Faux Finishes with Shapes and Patterns
Faux Finishes Using Glaze
More Fun Decorative Techniques