This essential guide provides detailed, expert instruction in standard DIY jobs for the beginner, enabling anyone to tackle a range of projects with complete confidence. Each job has a preparation planner and a tools checklist, while precautionary panels give important advice on safety. The guide is fully illustrated with step-by-step colour drawings and photographs.
Topics covered include: Tools, equipment and materials. Basic painting and paperhanging techniques. Indoor jobs – painting with textured finishes on walls and ceilings. Outdoor jobs – exterior paintwork and the use of stains and preservatives. Preparations and repairs for the best possible finish.