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Painting and Decorating / Edition 6

Painting and Decorating / Edition 6


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This textbook presents a series of concise, simply written and well illustrated technical information sheets, providing essential job knowledge and understanding for the painter and decorator. It gives thorough coverage of materials and equipment—both decorative and industrial—currently in use, and gives useful guidance on specification. Throughout, considerable emphasis is placed on safety precautions.

The sixth edition has been extensively revised to include new developments in tools, equipment and materials, particularly with regard to spray painting technology and the move to low VOC paints. The chapters on scaffolding and health and safety have also been thoroughly updated to ensure they reflect current regulations and best practice.
The content covers the knowledge evidence for both National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in painting and decorating. The book's extensive but concise information will also make it an excellent reference for practising painters and decorators.

  • provides essential job knowledge for NVQ Levels 2 and 3 students of painting and decorating
  • full colour edition of this highly successful text, first published in 1975
  • thoroughly revised to cover new developments in tools, equipment, materials, scaffolding, and health and safety
  • completely new colour illustrations with information presented in simple, structured information sheets
  • also of interest to the professional needing specialist up-to-date information

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444335019
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Derek Butterfield, formerly Curriculum Manager for Construction Crafts at Reading College.

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Table of Contents

Editors note.

Preface to the fifth edition.

PART 1 Tools and Equipment.

1.1 Small tools and equipment.

1.2 Stripping and cleaning.

1.3 Spraying.

1.4 Power sources.

PART 2 Surface Coatings and Specialist Materials.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Primers, undercoats and stoppers.

2.3 Finishing paints.

2.4 Special paints.

2.5 Clear finishes and wood treatments.

2.6 Paint defects.

2.7 Gilding and bronzing materials and defects.

2.8 Stencil and masking materials.

PART 3 Preparation of Surfaces for Paint and for Clear Finishes.

3.1 Abrasives.

3.2 Making good.

3.3 Preparation of previously painted surfaces.

3.4 Preparation of new, stripped or untreated surfaces.

3.5 Natural wood finishes.

3.6 Surface and paint film defects.

3.7 Preparation of surfaces for graining, marbling and surface texturing.

3.8 Preparation of surfaces for gilding and bronzing.

PART 4 Surface Coverings.

4.1 Preparation of surfaces for surface coverings.

4.2 Adhesives.

4.3 Preparatory papers.

4.4 Flat papers.

4.5 Embossed papers.

4.6 Relief papers.

4.7 Washable papers.

4.8 Decorative laminates.

4.9 Defects of surface coverings.

4.10 Glossary of terms.

4.11 International performance symbols.

PART 5 Scaffolding.

5.1 Ladders, trestles, stepladders.

5.2 Boards, staging, working platforms.

5.3 Scaffolding.

5.4 Ropes, knots.

5.5 Safety equipment.

5.6 Statutory obligations.

PART 6 Safety, Health and Welfare.

6.1 Health and safety at work.

6.2 Fire precautions.

6.3 Storage of materials.

6.4 Lead paint.

6.5 Hygiene.

6.6 Fumes, dust, noise, vibration.

6.7 Lifting.

6.8 First Aid.

PART 7 Specification.

7.1 Components of buildings – exterior.

7.2 Components of buildings – interior.

7.3 Components of buildings – staircases.

7.4 Types of door and window.

7.5 Job planning.

7.6 Choice of method of paint application.

7.7 Costing.

7.8 Calculations.

7.9 British standards.

PART 8 Colour.

8.1 Colour and light.

8.2 Colour organisation.

8.3 Colour standards.

8.4 Terms related to colour schemes.

PART 9 Glazing.

9.1 Types of glass and glazing compound.

9.2 Handling and storage of glass.

9.3 Measuring and cutting glass.

9.4 Methods of glazing.

9.5 Double glazing.

PART 10 Useful websites.

10.1 Useful websites.


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