Do-it-Yourself Home Decorating, Repairs and Maintenance: A Complete Practical Guide to Home Improvement With 800 Photographs

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/16/2012
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Make the most of your home and learn how to develop your practical skills with confidence

Table of Contents

Punningp. 6
Getting startedp. 8
Forward planningp. 10
Using professionalsp. 12
Safety equipmentp. 14
Electrical and ladder safetyp. 16
Tools and Techniquesp. 18
Measuring and markingp. 20
Drills and bitsp. 22
Screws and screwdriversp. 24
Sawsp. 26
Nails, hammers and punchesp. 28
Sandersp. 30
Planesp. 32
Knivesp. 34
Tackersp. 36
Clampsp. 38
Workbenches and vicesp. 40
Pincers and pliersp. 42
Spanners and wrenchesp. 44
Chiselsp. 46
Toolboxes and tool storagep. 48
Equipment and Materialsp. 50
Plasterp. 52
Concrete and mortarp. 54
Roofing materialsp. 56
Gutteringp. 58
Adhesives and sealantsp. 60
Timber and manufactured boardsp. 62
Floor coveringsp. 64
Fixingsp. 66
Joints and hingesp. 68
Painting equipmentp. 70
Types of paintp. 72
Wallpapering equipmentp. 74
Types of wallcoveringp. 76
Tiling equipmentp. 78
Maintenance and Repairsp. 80
Repairing and replacing floorboardsp. 82
Repairing cracks and holes in floorsp. 84
Repairing damaged floorcoveringsp. 86
Repairing ceilings and wallsp. 88
Concealing the ceiling-to-wall jointp. 90
Replacing window glassp. 92
Repairing windowsp. 94
Repairing window sillsp. 96
Rehanging a doorp. 98
Repairing doorsp. 100
Fitting doorsp. 102
Repairing stairsp. 104
Repairing stair balustradesp. 106
Clearing sinks and drainsp. 108
Clearing and repairing guttersp. 110
Repairing pitched roofsp. 112
Repairing flat roofsp. 114
Refelting flat and pitched roofsp. 116
Repairing fence posts and gatesp. 118
Repairing fences and wallsp. 120
Repairing steps and repointing brickworkp. 122
Repairing concrete and asphalt drivesp. 124
Repairing slab and block pavingp. 126
Repairing gravel paths and edgesp. 128
Insulating roofs and pipeworkp. 130
Insulating walls and floorsp. 132
Draughtproofing doors and windowsp. 134
Providing ventilationp. 136
Fitting an extractor fanp. 138
Damp and condensationp. 140
Overcoming damp and condensationp. 142
Woodworm, dry rot and wet rotp. 144
Home securityp. 146
Window hardware and locksp. 148
Door locksp. 150
Carpentry and Practical Projectsp. 152
Making basic jointsp. 154
Fitting lightweight fixturesp. 156
Fitting heavyweight fixturesp. 158
Fitting shelvesp. 160
Fitting shelving systemsp. 162
Hanging doorsp. 164
Replacing cabinet doors and drawersp. 166
Replacing wall-mounted boardsp. 168
Working with mouldingsp. 170
Fixing claddingp. 172
Tongued-and-grooved boardingp. 174
Boxing-in pipesp. 176
Wood finishingp. 178
Decoratingp. 180
Paint preparationp. 182
Brushes, rollers and padsp. 184
Painting ceilings and wallsp. 186
Decorative paint effectsp. 188
Ragging, dragging and stampingp. 190
Preparing woodwork for paintp. 192
Painting windows, doors and stairsp. 194
Preparing exterior surfacesp. 196
Painting exterior walls and gutteringp. 198
Painting exterior woodworkp. 200
Wallpaper preparationp. 202
Choosing wallpaperp. 204
Hanging the first lengthp. 206
Wallpapering cornetsp. 208
Papering around doors and windowsp. 210
Papering stairwellsp. 212
Papering around obstaclesp. 214
Hanging bordersp. 216
Papering ceilingsp. 218
Solving papering problemsp. 220
Preparing floorsp. 222
Sanding and finishing floorboardsp. 224
Painting and varnishing wooden floorsp. 226
Laying soft floor rilesp. 228
Laying hard floor tilesp. 230
Laying sheet flooringp. 232
Laying woodstrip flooringp. 234
Laying wood mosaic flooringp. 236
Preparing walls for tilesp. 238
Planning and estimatingp. 240
Cutting tilesp. 242
Fitting field tilesp. 244
Tiling corners and recessesp. 246
Fixing accessories and groutingp. 248
Glossaryp. 250
Suppliers and useful addressesp. 252
Indexp. 254
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