Worldwide, decorators and painters are moving away from solvent-based paints to a healthier and more ecologically friendly alternativesolvent-free paints. Renowned craftsman and decorator John Sutcliffe proves not only that water-based paints are safer, easier, and more pleasant to use than oils, but that they are also capable of more subtle effects. Here is a unique and timely book that skillfully demonstrates how water-based paint is the decorating medium of the future. 300 color photos.
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Ronald and Roberts, who own a home furnishings shop, cover more than paint techniques here. Covering everything from papier-mache to pinched tin designs to fabric painting, they have updated the materials used to include environmentally friendly latex paints. Sutcliffe (Decorating Magic, Pantheon, 1992) covers many of the same techniques described in Jocasta Innes's New Paint Magic (Pantheon, 1992), such as sponging and marbling, as well as the use of distemper and milk paints found in Judith and Martin Miller's Period Finishes and Effects (LJ 1/93). Again, instructions for the use of latex paints make the paint effects as described here easier to apply and clean up after. Since both books contain easy-to-follow instructions, they are recommended if more paint-effects books are needed.
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Sutcliffe shuns the use of paints containing solvents, preferring instead to illustrate decorative techniques created with water-based paints. The ambitious crafter will find instructions on how to combine pigments, mix colors, prime walls, and prepare surfaces to be painted. These basic steps are followed by descriptions of a range of painting effects that have been popular for some time, including trompe l'oeil, marbling, and stamped designs. The home decorator who is thinking about hiring a painter should find Sutcliffe's book an enlightening introduction to the many ways walls and furniture can be transformed with paint. A suppliers list will enable readers to locate hard-to-find materials not stocked in the average paint store. Alice Joyce
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