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Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes Paperback – October 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; First edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580111793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580111799
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Bronze Book of the Year Award.
 
Finalist of an Ippy Award (Independent Publisher Book Award) and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.

Book Description

Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes shows how to turn an ordinary room into a modern work of art. Paint is the hottest design trend today. Exciting color photographs display the ways to use the magic of paint to create drama, texture, detail, and illusion around the house whether doing-it-yourself or working with a contractor. Easy step-by-step instructions walk homeowners through the process, from mixing paints and glazes to applying the techniques for sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
Sharon Ross & Else Kinkead's Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes could have been featured in our 'homeowner's helpers' section but deserves mention here for its special attraction to crafters who enjoy working with paint. Over 300 color photos offer plenty of tips on how to work with different types of paint, color schemes, and how to prepare surfaces. Different methods, from ragging to antique and basic stippling and creating a parchment effect using newsprint, are covered in plenty of detail.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dan Hist on September 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is my second favorite choice for beginners on faux finishing. I read it cover to cover. Very detailed explanations, although the finishes are mediocre.
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By Edith Merlescu on August 21, 2014
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Excellent books, strongly recommend them
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