The Complete Book of Paint Techniques by Penny Swift
A comprehensive reference book for home decorators offering practical guidance. It explains how to create colour, how to apply paint, what equipment, tools and materials are required and how to obtain them. Each of the basic techniques is covered, from sponging, stencilling and colourwashing to finishes like woodgraining and marbling. Advice is given on appropriate applications for various surfaces in the home, and photographs and step-by-step instructions are featured. Penny Swift is the author of "Outdoor Style", "Step-by-Step Decks and Patios" and "Step-by-Step Wooden Toys".