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Painting and Wallpapering Secrets from Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard - Brian Santos

Painting and Wallpapering Secrets from Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard

Paperback Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780470593608
Number Of Pages: 240

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<p>The best of The Wall Wizard</p> <p>Painting is an inexpensive yet impactful way to redecorate a home. But in a down economy, most homeowners can't afford to hire a pro to do the dirty work. This book represents the best of The Wall Wizard's previous books, <i>Painting Secrets, Faux Finish Secrets, </i>and<i> Wallcovering Secrets</i>. Readers will get helpful, economically mindful tips, advice, and guidance on how to use paint, faux finishes, and wallcoverings that accomplish high-quality, professional-looking results. <ul> <li>Focuses on painting with smaller sections on faux finishes and wallcoverings (including both how to apply and remove them)</li> <li>Sidebars and tips address technical questions</li> <li>Covers green alternatives to toxic, hazardous, and environmentally harmful products</li> </ul> <p>With his personal, upbeat, first-person approach, bestselling author Brian Santos shows readers clearly and succinctly how to roll up their sleeves and accent any room of the house.

Meet the Wizard.

Chapter 1: Color.

Color Basics.

Color Variations.

Color Combinations.

Color and Light.

Decorating Pyramid.

Picking a Wall Color.

Controlling Space with Color.

Chapter 2: Tools.


Cleaning Tools.

Painting Tools.

Basic Wallpapering Tools.

Wallpapering: Task-Grouped Tools.

Tools: Good and Bad.

Tips, Tricks, Tools, and More . . . .

Chapter 3: Preparation.

Ready the Room.

Stripping (Wallpaper, That Is!)

Cleaning the Walls.

Tackling Tough Stains.

Wood Work.

Repairing Drywall Imperfections.

Patching Small Holes.

Repairing Large Holes.

Mudding Textured Walls.

Removing Ceiling Texture.

Overlaying a Textured Ceiling.

The Great Cover-Up.

Goodbye to Old Paint.

Caulk Is King.

Sealers and Primers.


Drape the Walls.

For Safety's Sake.

Tips, Tricks, Tools, and More . . . .

Chapter 4: Painting.

Formulas for Success.

Making the Grade.

What's Your Type?

Behind the Sheens.

How Much Paint?

Prepping Paint.

The Three Laws of Painting.

Basic Painting 101.

Brush Works.

Pad Works.

Roller Works.

Ceiling Solutions.

Trim Works.

Working a Room.

Hit the Walls.

Resurfacing Paneling.

Painting Bricks and Concrete.

Chapter 5: Faux Finishing.

Contrast and Color.

The Tree of Knowledge.

Prep Makes Perfect.

Specialty Tools.

Controlling Contrast.

That Glazed Look.

Positive Thinking.

Negative Finishes.

How Absorbing!

From Rags to Richness.

Striation Creation.

Hit the Wall.

All Washed Up.

Tips, Tricks, Tools, and More . . . .

Chapter 6: Clean and Store.

Clean as You Go.

Total Tool Care.

Storage Solutions.

The Dish on Disposal.

Chapter 7: Wallpapering.

The Material World.

Anatomy of a Wallpaper Book.

Choosing a Wallpaper.

Anatomy of a Wallpaper Design.

Anatomy of a Bolt.

Anatomy of a Sheet.

How Many Rolls to Buy.

The Sticky Stuff.

The Three Laws of Wallpapering.

The Henry Ford Method.

Rules of Engagement.

The Focal Point Wall.

Creating a Trial Layout.

Plotting the Layout.

Create a Blueprint for Success.

Precutting Wallpaper.

Processing Wallpaper.

Activating and Booking.

Hang It.


Turning Corners.

Cutting Around Trim.

Recessed Windows and Doors.

Repairing a Gouge.

Repairing Seams.

Eliminating Bubbles.

Tool Checklists.


ISBN: 9780470593608
ISBN-10: 0470593601
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73

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