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The Paint Effects Bible

A must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the- ordinary results. --Home and Gardens The Paint Effects Bible --"highly recommended" by Library Journal and with sales of 48,000 in hardcover--has become a classic among home reference choices. Now in paperback, the book features 100 contemporary faux finishes packed into a compact, easy-to-use guide. Each effect is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed how-to instructions. The finishes are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes to create textured effects, traditional finishes, metallics, patterns and motifs. The Paint Effects Bible includes:
  • Guidance on how to decorate with paint finishes
  • Basic color theory including choosing colors and combinations
  • Basic techniques and helpful hints
  • 100 original paint effects
With The Paint Effects Bible, decorators of all skill levels will find ample inspiration and the technical guidance needed to create the perfect finish for any room.
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About the Author

After obtaining a fine arts degree, Kerry Skinner worked in theater, window display and interior decoration, and as a design consultant. She has written for magazines such as Country Living, Inspirations, Period Living and Traditional Homes and makes many television appearances including on Discovery Home and Leisure. She is the author of The Painted Room, The Paper Decorator and The Gilded Room.


[Review for previous edition] Things here you've never even thought of, but might very well love to have in your home... you'll be inspired.--Linda Turk"Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal" (02/01/2004) [Review for previous edition] A good guide for the novice as well as an inspiration for do-it-yourselfers.--Jim Carlson "Country Almanac " [Review for previous edition] A wonderful little encyclopedia of special effects that can be achieved with paint ... a must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary results. [Review for previous edition] Step-by-step photographs of each of the 100 inventive effects... A must-have for anyone considering a paint-effects project. [Review for previous edition] Shows readers how to makes something fake look real... how to make a surface appear textured, metallic, wooden, even like snakeskin. [Review for previous edition] All you'll ever need to know about paint effects... Rather than a standard, text-only table of contents, the sections on each finish are pictures in the comprehensive "Paint Effects Selector." [Review for previous edition] Packed with valuable information and inspiration, this resource gives you the encouragement you need! [Review for previous edition] Demonstrates how to create a multitude of paint effects... Each effect is described in two pages, with a list of materials and equipment needed, a photograph of the finished product, and a page of well-illustrated instructions... highly recommended for any size public library. [Review for previous edition] Most of the finishes are subtle and interesting, which is appropriate, since obvious sponged finishes are passe.--Diana Luciani"Style at Home" (12/01/2003) [Review for previous edition] There are things here you've never even thought of, but might very well love to have in your home... you'll be inspired.--Linda Turk"Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal" (02/01/2004) [Review for previous edition] Just the thing to help us faux addicts add a designer touch to every room.--Annette McLeod"Toronto Sun" (11/27/2003) [Review for previous edition] Step-by-step photos make it easy to follow directions... The sheer volume of information in this compact book is amazing.--Laura Hardy"Little Rock Arrkansas Democrat-Gazette" (06/05/2004)

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