A guide to paint effects and how to achieve them. It draws on the experience of an array of expert authors and provides paint transformation ideas. The introductory section explores the myriad of paint products available and explains paint jargon and uses. All major paint effects are covered in detail, including sponging, colourwashing, liming, verdigris and more. Decorative paint effects, such as stencilling, gilding, barge painting and stamping are also addressed. There are over 50 step-by-step projects that demonstrate how to put the paint effects to use. The book is divided room by room and contains ideas for around the house where just a little information can transform everyday objects, from a marble-effect dressing table to a faux tortoiseshell light shade, and from a geometric floor design to a folk art stencilled chair.