• Basics plus step-by-steps for more than 55 techniques—glazing, marbling, graining, more
• Full information on running a furniture-restoration business
Booklist called the Marxes’ latest collaboration, Furniture Restoration, “a book to be pored over again and again.” Now their classic first book, Professional Painted Finishes, is available in a handy paperback edition. Drawn from the authors’ 30 years of experience in the field, these painted finishes simulate a wide variety of wood grains, stones, and marbles. More than 55 techniques are explained in depth, with hundreds of step-by-step color photographs and complete lists of the materials and tools needed. Everything that a professional or hobbyist needs is here, from basics, to specific techniques such as marbling, glazing, and graining, to an overview of business practices, including startup, preparing estimates and contracts, and getting the job done. A comprehensive decorative painting resource, ideal for professionals, aspiring professionals, and committed amateurs, Professional Painted Finishes packs the combined knowledge of three top experts into one indispensable reference.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft; 5th ed. edition (Sept. 16 2008)