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DIY guide to painting and wallpapering : a complete handbook to finishing walls and trim for a stylish home
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Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease and confidence, without the need to hire a professional to finish the job.<br> From sanding woodwork and applying latex paint to using rollers, steam strippers and a variety of tools, it covers every aspect of preparation, painting and paper hanging. Full colour photographs and diagrams show how to measure and paste, wallpaper a stairwell or ceiling, paint panelled doors, create interesting glaze effects and solve common problems.<br> Each task is carefully explained with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful diagrams, and the book is loaded with time and money saving hints, tips and tricks of the trade. DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering is an essential guide for DIY enthusiasts everywhere.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 7
Part 1Before Yon Beginp. 8
Basic Requirements for Startingp. 10
Using Colorp. 12
Part 2Preparationp. 16
Surface Problems and Remediesp. 18
Tools for Preparation Workp. 29
Washing Paintp. 30
Filling Cracks and Irregularitiesp. 32
Tools Needed for Fillingp. 38
Using Abrasivesp. 40
Sandingp. 42
Removing Defective Paintp. 45
Part 3Paintingp. 48
Types of Paintp. 50
Special-Purpose Paints and Primersp. 54
Metal Primersp. 58
Wood Stains, Preservatives, and Varnishesp. 62
Measuring for Paintp. 64
Tools for Paintingp. 66
Getting Ready to Paintp. 68
How to Use a Paintbrush (Undercoating and Glossing)p. 74
Painting Woodworkp. 76
Cleaning a Paintbrush (Oil Paint)p. 82
Staining and Varnishing Woodworkp. 84
Glossing with a Disposable Sleeve Roller (Foam Rubber Sleeve)p. 86
Using a Roller to Paint Ceilingsp. 89
Using a Roller to Paint Wallsp. 90
Painting Walls Hung with Vinyl Paperp. 92
Cleaning Water-Based Paint out of a Rollerp. 94
Using a Painting Padp. 95
The Order in Which Work Is Carried Outp. 96
Cutting in Techniquesp. 99
Tools Needed for Texture Paintingp. 104
Applying Texture Paintp. 106
Tools Needed for Applying Creative Paint and Glaze Effectsp. 107
Applying Creative Paint and Glaze Effectsp. 108
Paint Problems and Remediesp. 113
Part 4Hanging Wallpaperp. 118
Types of Wallpaperp. 120
Wallpaper Patterns - Hanging Typesp. 127
Preparing Surfaces for Wallpaperp. 131
Preparing Painted Surfaces for Wallpaperp. 132
Preparing Previously Papered Surfaces for Wallpaperp. 135
Measuring Up for Wallpaperp. 141
Types of Paste and Their Applicationsp. 146
Essential Paper-Hanging Toolsp. 153
Hanging Lining Paperp. 155
Paper-Hanging a Ceilingp. 165
Papering around a Hanging Light Fixturep. 174
Hanging Wallpaper on Wallsp. 179
Paper-Hanging Techniquesp. 183
Papering around Obstaclesp. 194
Hanging Borders and Creating Dado Effectsp. 208
Paper-Hanging a Staircasep. 214
Wallpapering Problems and Remediesp. 225
Indexp. 230
Photo Creditsp. 238
About the Authorp. 240
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