The Painted Wall will show you how to create unique and striking displays of color in your home through the creative use of paint. Unlike many other paint books on the market, this book uses a color-led approach to painted wall finishes. It teaches how to combine one, two, or more striking color choices and effects to produce vibrant and individual schemes within your home. You'll learn how to transform walls with colors and designs that appear to move and have dimensions of their own, from limestone brickwork to soft suede or mosaic tiling. Also included is advice on how to apply paint effects to large areas and assess the compatibility of two or more effects when used together. Each step-by-step technique contains alternative scenarios and discusses the different effects created by light, color, texture, and shape when the same techniques are applied to different areas. Eighteen step-by-step decorative paint projects are included, as well as more than 100 different paint effects. This book also includes everything you need to know about basic painting equipment, planning and surface preparation. It's the perfect source of inspirational ideas for anyone looking to jazz up those plain old walls!
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