Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques is a step-by-step guide through the process of decorative painting-from choosing color schemes to mastering sponging, marbling, graining, and more. It explains why decorative painting is appropriate for today's homes and how readers can incorporate it into their interior spaces. The first half of the book excites homeowners about the beautiful-and personally satisfying-results they can achieve by learning decorative painting techniques. It also prepares homeowners by educating them on evaluating color's characteristics, choosing the right tools, and preparing surfaces. The second half of the book describes the need for priming and base-coating walls, as well as the formulas for mixing paints and glazes. Then, it delves into decorative painting techniques, covering each method and providing professional advice.