From the Inside Flap
We are all increasingly aware of the dangers posed by conventional paints to our health and environment, but many of us remain unsure of the causes of paint toxicity and the natural alternatives.
The Natural Paint Book bridges the information gap, offering an in-depth explanation of the differences between conventional and eco-friendly paints. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, the book provides complete instructions on how to make all-natural paints and finishes at home, using readily available ingredients such as clay, gelatin, linseed oil, and artist pigments.
This comprehensive guide also shows how to create beautiful paint effects with simple tools such as sponges, paint rollers, newspaper, or foam. Guided by the authors' expert design advice, you can choose from techniques such as colorwashing, marbling, and stippling to decorate in keeping with the style, age, and character of your home. Packed with information, The Natural Paint Book also contains an invaluable resource directory at the end.
Lynn Edwards is the manager of the paint department at the Green Shop, an independent retailer of natural products and services in Stroud, England.
Julia Lawless was raised in the tradition of folk remedies and is a strong proponent of natural living. She is a trained aromatherapist whose previous books include The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils.
From the Back Cover
More than 50 recipes and techniques for natural paints and finishes
Use readily available ingredients to create beautiful eco-friendly interiors
Illustrated with 200 gorgeous photographs