The Country Decorative Painting Companion
From simple stenciling to limewashing, ragging, sponging, and woodgraining, this guide explains the traditional finishes and effects that are so popular in today's contemporary homes. 61 photos.
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19th century aesthetically pleasing AGEING EFFECTS Ageing Paint American Country Companion antique appearance artifacts authentic coats of paint colorwashed walls Companion The Country cotta and deep country furniture cupboard dates damp DECORATIVE PAINTING dried earth COLORS England Europe example Fantasy woodgrained finishes and effects flake flat colors Flower Companion furni green hardwoods homes inexpensive ingredients insect infestations interiors involves applying Judith and Martin leaf motif stencil Left limewashed walls mahogany marbling Martin Miller matte medium milk paint mineral spirits white modern paint formulations moistened with solvent naive farmer North America oil-based glaze oil-card opaque groundcoat Opposite PAINT EFFECTS painted furniture painted joinery painted wood Painted wooden surfaces paintwork patinated pigments produce putty Right rub back Scandinavia simple leaf motif simulate the effects spirits white spirit Sponging Stenciled wallpaper synthetic paints technique Terra cotta ture verdigris finish wall paneling wash wealthy wear and tear wet glaze WOOD EFFECTS woodgrain effect