Australian Home Decorator and Painter, by BH Brindley - 1950s


Australian Home Decorator and Painter
by BH Brindley

This book is in good second hand condition.  Moderate wearing to the hardcover, edgewear to boards, cloth spine cover missing.

Published by A Colorgravure Publication, no date 1950s, 240 pages.


  • Colour in home decoration
  • The colour wheel
  • Health and organisation
  • Paints and their coating capacities
  • Preparation and care of brushware
  • Preparatory treatment of surfaces
  • Removing old paint work
  • Cutting glass and glazing windows
  • Types of modern materials
  • Brushing technique
  • Exterior painting
  • Two coat process
  • Materials for interior use
  • Colour and home decoration
  • Kalsomines
  • Washable water paints and emulsions
  • Flat oil paint treatment
  • Decoration in the home
  • Interior drying conditions
  • Preparation for decorative finishes
  • Texture and plastic paints
  • Roller coating
  • Sponge stippling
  • Scumbling and glazing
  • Stencilling
  • Colour guide to home decoration
  • Wallpaper
  • Interior woodwork
  • Wood surface preparation
  • Wood stains and staining
  • Filling and stopping timber surfaces
  • Varnishing
  • Staining and varnishing a floor surface
  • Oil polish process
  • Blond wood and natural wood finishes
  • Waxes and wax finishes
  • Enamels and enamelling
  • Painting cement and wooden floors
  • Brush graining
  • Transfers
  • Paint failures and their causes
  • Reviving old paintwork
  • Ingredients and mixing process
  • Pigments and their properties
  • Paint binders
  • Paint thinners
  • Paint mixing by hand
  • Practical hints on decorating problems
  • Glossary
  • Index

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