Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Decorating by Editors of CPi

By Editors of CPi

Trendy domestic décor is much more than simply a couple of throw pillows or a newly painted wall. Designers and interior decorators understand winning domestic inside employs many mediums for a certified, cohesive variety. This booklet finds those adorning secrets and techniques and indicates readers the right way to in achieving a elegant glance of their houses. From fake portray innovations to ornamental trim moldings and from newly upholstered furnishings to customized window remedies, this e-book bargains step by step directions whole with full-color photographs, information, methods, colour thought, and notion. After examining this ebook, readers could have the arrogance to rent themselves to professionally beautify their very own houses!

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3 Install subsequent panels not only so the raised top edge is level with the mason’s line, but also with an equal distance between the sides of the raised areas of each panel. At corners, make sure to account for panel overlap when making cuts. Finish the rest of the wall and fill gaps with standard wallboard of the same thickness. The designer panels can be taped and finished in the same manner as standard wallboard. indd 61 (Ray) Text 5/21/09 4:59:30 PM Job:05-11989 Title:CPI-Complete Photo Guide to Home Decorating Projects #175 Dtp:119 Page:61 Architectural Detail with Wallboard W allboard can be installed in creative ways to bring a variety of architectural detail to a room.

Not long ago, oil-based polyurethanes were regarded as much more durable and capable of providing more even coverage than water-based products. Today, this is not always the case. The major differences between modern oil and water urethanes are not related to finish quality as much as to secondary (but important) characteristics such as odor, finish appearance, and drying times. The durability of water-based products is no longer an issue. In fact, the most durable urethanes available are water based.

To avoid this common problem, mix the cans together in a large pail and stir it thoroughly before you begin. This technique is called boxing. indd 37 (Ray) Text 5/21/09 3:38:14 PM Job:05-11989 Title:CPI-Complete Photo Guide to Home Decorating Projects #175 Dtp:119 Page:37 ■ Painting Trim Moldings Although you will need to apply a final topcoat after trim is installed, always prime and paint trim before installation. First, prime your trimwork on both sides to seal the piece, balancing the wood movement from humidity and temperature changes.

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