Do-it-yourself Paint Finishes: A Guide to Achieving Creative and Decorative Paint Effects Throughout (BOK)

Sacha Cohen

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How to achieve beautiful paint finishes, including sponging, dragging, stippling, distressing and lacquering? It explains the ways to master patterned effects and faux finishes, from simple stamping to imitating the appearance of oak, mahogany, beech, marble and even a trompe l'oeil sky. This title helps you learn how to create a tiled look and to stamp panels with gold leaf for a luxurious effect. It offers an expert guide to the paints, varnishes, brushes, rollers and specialist tools you will need to achieve decorative paint effects. It includes ways to remove old paint and prepare different surfaces for new finishes. It is suitable for anyone who wants to give their home a facelift, creative paint finishes can alter a room easily and cheaply. Many effects are possible, from paint finishes that imitate wood and marble and stamped gilded panels, to trompe l'oeil, which tricks the eye into seeing a three-dimensional surface that is in fact, flat. This practical book shows you step-by-step how to transform your home.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sacha Cohen
Lorenz books
ISBN 9780754827597
Antall sider 64 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form DIY: general, Decorative finishes & surfaces