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Painting Techniques & Faux Finishes
Use paint to create a personal decorating statement. This book teaches not only the basics of paint use and color, but walks readers through the techniques (such as dragging, ragging, sponging, stippling and splattering) needed for a wide range of room altering finishes.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Creative Publishing international
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An interesting book showing a variety of decorative faux finishes primarily for walls, but also includes finishes more suitable for smaller projects. Directions for creating the faux finish are included, along with photos of both the finished wall, or project, and the steps taken to accomplish the look. One thing I liked was that the book told what kind of walls the finish would look good on. For example, I had not realized that color wash and rubbing could be done on textured walls until I read ...more
Great book that explains many different faux finishing techniques...from simpler ideas like ragging and sponging to more detailed looks like malachite and marble, this book covers it all. Great resource for an interior designer.