Professional Painted Finishes – A Guide To Art and Business Deco



Professional-caliber techniques from the nation’s leading school for decorative painters.

Professionals and amateurs alike will be able to render beautiful painted finishes using the proven techniques in this book.
Step-by-step instructions and over 500 full-color photographs show how to achieve exquisite effects.
Over 55 glazing, marbling, and graining techniques are presented, each complete with a list of tools and materials.

Includes instructions for:

* Glazing
* Caen Stone
* Multilayer Glazing
* Strie
* Rag-Rolling
* Novelty Effects
* Marbling
* Malachite Travertine
* Unpolished Stone
* Granite Rasotica
* Serpentine Marbles
* French Grand Antique
* Rosso Verona
* French Rose
* Botticino
* Drift and Mottled Marbles
* Veined Marbles
* Norwegian Rose
* Yellow Sienna
* Portoro (Black and Gold)
* Graining
* Macassar Ebony
* Zebrawood
* English Brown Oak
* Orientalwood
* English Harewood
* American Sycamore
* Bird’s-Eye Maple
* American Oak
* Brazilian Rosewood
* Burl
* Mahogany
* Satinwood
* Country Graining

Also included is a complete guide to starting and running a successful decorative-painting business.

Ina Brosseau Marx and Allen Marx are the founders and codirectors of The Finishing School in Great Neck, New York, which offers one-day classes in the painted finish. They are also conservators of painted, gilded, oriental lacquer, and verre eglomise objects, and their work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University’s Garvan Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the New York Historical Society, and prominent private collectors.
The Marxes have lectured and conducted demonstrations for the National Decorating Products Association, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Smithsonian Institution, and many others. They recently founded The Decorative Painter’s Network, an information exchange for decorative painters. Robert Marx, a successful decorative painter, began working with his parents, Ina and Allen, in restoration commission in 1981. He joined the staff of The Finishing School in 1986.


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