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Table of Contents

Preface.

Tools & equipment:
Introduction to lists & tasks.
Hand tools.
Basic tool kit.
Paperhanging tool kit.
Equipment.
Preparation of surfaces:
Preparation of previously painted surfaces.
Preparation of untreated timber surfaces.
Preparation of untreated metal surfaces.
Preparation of untreated plaster surfaces.
Preparation of non-porous surfaces.
Preparation of previously papered surfaces.
Preparation processes (abrading).
Removal of paint by heat.
Removal of paint by liquid strippers.
Selection of preparatory materials.
Preparation of materials:
Introduction.
Preparation of paints for use.
Preparation of sundries.
Preparation of wallpapers for use.
Preparation of the work area:
Introduction.
Climatic conditions.
Customer liaison.
Preparation of internal & external areas.
Interpret instructions.
Recognition of components.
Protection of areas.
Reinstatement of work areas.
Brushes & rollers:
Introduction.
The construction of brushes.
Roller construction.
Types of roller.
Types of brush.
Brush & roller maintenance.
Basic coatings (paints, stains, clear coatings):
Descriptions of paints, stains & clear coatings.
Reasons for painting.
Constituents of paints.
Drying of coatings.
Paint systems.
Technical data.
Application of coatings:
Introduction.
Application of coatings to ceilings & walls.
Application of coatings to doors.
Application of coatings to windows.
Application of coatings to linear work.
Application of wall & ceiling hangings:
Introduction.
Types of coverings.
Pre hanging information.
Pasting & folding.
Trimming procedures.
Colour in decoration:
Colour in decoration.
Theory of colour.
Terminology of colour.
B.S. 4800 paint colours for Building purposes.
Decorative paint effects:
Introduction.
Types of decorative effect.
Types of brushes tools & equipment.
Types of materials.
Descriptions & procedures.
Scaffold:
Introduction.
Ladders.
Stepladders.
Trestles.
Boards & staging.
Safety checklists.
Health & safety:
Introduction.
Duties & responsibilities.
Inspections & investigations.
Welfare.
COSHH.

Appendix - Colour in decoration.
Glossary.
Self assessment section.
Model answers for chapters 1 to 12.
Index.

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