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Keith G Bleil - Registered Master Plumber #4475 - Video Drain Inspections, Plumbing, Heating, Drain Cleaning, Carpentry, Plaster, Painting, Drywall, Masonry...    Call: 215-289-8863




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Painting Books

*Complete information on how to choose the right color and the best paint products for any surface, inside or outside the home.    *Beyond outside walls, instruction on how to paint trim, fences, gates, porches, and decks.   *Bonus information for the overwhelmed: how to select and hire a contractor to do some—or all!—of the job.   *Surface-by-surface instructions for painting aluminum, steel, galvanized steel, fiberglass, plastics, and even pools, plus a chapter on clear and specialty finishes.

Building on the popularity of Home Improvement for Dummies, this comprehensive resource introduces readers to a wide variety of techniques for transforming the look of any surface -- indoors or out.   *A complete primer on paints, finishes, other coating, and wallpaper.   *Full descriptions of the tools and equipment needed and what they do.   *How to prep all surfaces -- including concrete, wrought iron, wood, and drywall.   *Step-by-step instructions for creating decorative finishes -- antiquing, colorwashing, glazing, and many more.   *Special Advice for working with doors, windows, cabinets, and other build-ins.   *Guidelines for calculating project time and costs.

Full color how-to photography demonstrates some of the most popular interior painting designs today. From start to finish, this book gives the reader information on everything from choosing paint and tools to cleaning up when the project is done. In between, there are 18 different techniques for painting interior rooms and furniture, including sponge painting, mosaics and faux designs.

Create a new backdrop, for any room in your home, with the help of this showcase of wall-covering ideas. Learn how to mix and match moldings and borders with paint, wallpaper, fabric, and paneling. Step-by-step instructions and photos show you how.

The most comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of decorative painting information to hit the market.    Illustrated step-by-step format will inspire, motivate, and guide readers confidently through a variety of painting projects.   Detailed instructions show how-to techniques for decorative painting on walls, floors, and furnishings.   Filled with exciting new effects, techniques, and materials that will help readers turn an ordinary room into something extraordinary. In Decorative Painting Techniques for Walls, Floors, Ceilings and Furniture you'll discover stylish home décor solutions for walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture. Hiring a professional interior designer or painter costs a fortune, and you're often left with a cold and calculated look predetermined by what is "popular" in other people's homes. Instead of paying big bucks for what other people want, trust your own instincts and do it yourself. Not only will you save money but you'll have fun painting and enjoy the satisfaction of doing it yourself. The irrepressible Sunny Goode explores how decorative painting can work for children’s rooms—with happy results that will delight any kid. She’s created imaginative, fun rooms for little babies, for playing and growing in (ages 4?8), and for thinking and dreaming (designed for 9?12 year-olds). These are bright, safe, and personal spaces of color and lightness. Goode shows how to embellish a nursery with marching elephants or cheerful dots, wrap a girl’s room in bands of vivid color, and create a ?creature feature” pattern with blue alligators. An introduction discusses paint basics, and illustrated ?You Can Do It!” sections interspersed throughout present important techniques. The titles in this practical series are superbly suited to help readers become familiar with the most essential techniques of drawing, painting and design. They are tailor-made for a quick and practical introduction. In each book, numerous examples will inspire readers to explore their own potential for creative expression. Tools, materials and other aids are thoroughly explained. The step-by-step approach clarifies the phases of each technique and gives helpful suggestions for further development of the learned methods. In addition, insightful analysis of great works of art divulges the tricks and secrets of the masters.

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Plaster Books

A guide to extending, cleaning, repairing, restoring, and protecting acoustic treatments, resilient flooring, paint, and transparent finishes. Discusses how to assess the weaknesses of materials and to protect and maintain them; how to identify systems or materials that have failed and determine why; and how to build in safeguards against further damage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Plastering Skills

How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You've been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? . Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls -- all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create. The book includes extensive charts on finishes, wood and plaster problems, and safety precautions. Combining a look at past building techniques and modern rehabilitation procedures, Walls and Molding focuses on what can be done to preserve and enjoy the special interiors in old and historic buildings. Some 300 photographs and drawings, helpful checklists, a glossary of wall treatment terms, a suggested reading list and official preservation guidelines followed nationwide provide further ideas and guidance for planning an appropriate rehabilitation in your old or historic building.

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Lath and plaster is a building process used mainly for interior walls in Canada and the United States until the late 1950s. After the 1950s, drywall began to replace the lath and plaster process in the United States. In the United Kingdom, lath and plaster was used for some interior partition walls, but was mostly used in the construction of ceilings. In the UK, plasterboard became a more common ceiling construction from 1945 onwards. Texture Revival' Present's this highly informative compact blueprint jam packed with step by step photographs accompanied with detailed instructions & covers absolutely everything you need to know concerning 'Plastering in the patches of your interior walls 'Click onto the book cover opposite & read the preview & very soon you will find out that using plaster is not such a mystical feat for the home 'DIY' enthusiast to achieve with the right information. Once reserved for highly trained artists, the techniques for creating Italian plasterwork are now available to all. With the help of the newest user-friendly materials, and these incredibly detailed and wonderfully illustrated instructions, do-it-yourselfers can easily create exquisite wall treatments. The focus here is on acrylic plasters--particularly Polished or Venetian Plaster and Textured Plaster--and their many possible applications. Find out about tools, color schemes, and surface preparation, as well as every single step involved in applying the plaster. Drying times, adding a topcoat, burnishing, polishing, and glazing: it's all covered. Do crosshatch, stenciling, Venetian lace patterns, and lots more. The lovely finishes range from old world Tuscany to contemporary iridescent, and they're displayed in inspirational photos of finished homes.

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Drywall Books

Excellent... Everything you need to know about tools, materials, installation, and finishing. There are plenty of terrific tips in this book

Whether you do it yourself, or hire an expert, you’ll get the best results with your drywall with the help of this handy manual—now revised, with the hundreds of photographs and diagrams in color for the first time. Detailed instructions explain all the basic materials, most effective techniques, and special procedures needed to tackle the job. Get the rundown on building codes and inspections, installation tools, and drywall panels, fasteners, adhesives, attachment techniques, trim, and corner beads. See how to cope with problems raised by truss rises; gable, stair, and curved walls; and furred-down areas. Check out finishing tools, and learn professional secrets on moisture resistant wallboards, hand sanding, paint problems, and texturing and decorating the drywall. There’s no more thorough guide anywhere!

Hanging and finishing drywall is quite possibly the one job that do-it-yourselfers dislike the most. It’s messy, it’s tedious and even small imperfections appear glaring when the walls and ceilings are painted. Working with Drywall gives a fresh perspective on this maligned but essential task. It goes beyond the basics of installing drywall to reveal all the secrets any homeowners needs to know to transform “rocking and mudding” from a chore into a true pleasure. The companion DVD takes you further still by showing taping and finishing techniques in real time so you can see exactly how the process looks when it is done right.

•Complete step-by-step instructions for building or repairing walls and ceilings.

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