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1st Edition

Painting and Decorating

ISBN 9780750667371
Published July 27, 2005 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Assuming no prior experience of the trade, Roy Hughes details the underpinning knowledge of the materials, tools and techniques required for successful painting and decorating, and provides step-by-step guidance towards developing the essential skills required for anyone wishing to embark on a career in decorative occupations.

The reader is guided through each of the key areas and processes in the field, with additional emphasis placed on Health & Safety. Written by the author of the CITB/City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate, the book fully covers the syllabus requirements for the Intermediate Construction Award (painting and decorating route) and the Decorative Occupations NVQ at Level 2.

Readers will find the topic Colour in Decoration – a critical aspect of actual painting and decorating practice – is also addressed, making this essential reading for Modern Apprentices in the trade, as well as serving as a useful reference for qualified painters and decorators.

The book is designed to maximise accessibility of the text for the reader. Activities, key points, and ‘test your knowledge’ questions (for use during college/centre training), feature throughout the text to allow application of theory into practical contexts. An additional answer section at the back of the book aids self-assessment, enabling the reader to revise all key concepts that have been introduced.

Table of Contents


Tools & equipment:
Introduction to lists & tasks.
Hand tools.
Basic tool kit.
Paperhanging tool kit.
Preparation of surfaces:
Preparation of previously painted surfaces.
Preparation of untreated timber surfaces.
Preparation of untreated metal surfaces.
Preparation of untreated plaster surfaces.
Preparation of non-porous surfaces.
Preparation of previously papered surfaces.
Preparation processes (abrading).
Removal of paint by heat.
Removal of paint by liquid strippers.
Selection of preparatory materials.
Preparation of materials:
Preparation of paints for use.
Preparation of sundries.
Preparation of wallpapers for use.
Preparation of the work area:
Climatic conditions.
Customer liaison.
Preparation of internal & external areas.
Interpret instructions.
Recognition of components.
Protection of areas.
Reinstatement of work areas.
Brushes & rollers:
The construction of brushes.
Roller construction.
Types of roller.
Types of brush.
Brush & roller maintenance.
Basic coatings (paints, stains, clear coatings):
Descriptions of paints, stains & clear coatings.
Reasons for painting.
Constituents of paints.
Drying of coatings.
Paint systems.
Technical data.
Application of coatings:
Application of coatings to ceilings & walls.
Application of coatings to doors.
Application of coatings to windows.
Application of coatings to linear work.
Application of wall & ceiling hangings:
Types of coverings.
Pre hanging information.
Pasting & folding.
Trimming procedures.
Colour in decoration:
Colour in decoration.
Theory of colour.
Terminology of colour.
B.S. 4800 paint colours for Building purposes.
Decorative paint effects:
Types of decorative effect.
Types of brushes tools & equipment.
Types of materials.
Descriptions & procedures.
Boards & staging.
Safety checklists.
Health & safety:
Duties & responsibilities.
Inspections & investigations.

Appendix – Colour in decoration.
Self assessment section.
Model answers for chapters 1 to 12.

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