Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes shows how to turn an ordinary room into a modern work of art. Paint is the hottest design trend today. All of today's different methods of decorative painted effects and faux finishes are included in this thorough guide which is essential whether hiring an outside contractor or doing it yourself. Exciting colour photographs display the ways to use the magic of paint to create drama, texture, detail, and illusion around the house. Easy step-by-step instructions walk homeowners through the process, from mixing paints and glazes to applying the techniques for sponging, ragging, stippling, colour washing, spattering, combing, stencilling, marbling, and wood graining.