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How to stencil on a budget. Cutting your own stencils cuts cost and increases flexibility. Diagram shows how to space stencils on a wall.
AMERICANA May-Jun 1983 (v.11#2) pg. 41

How to stencil a wall to make it look like hand-painted French wallpaper above an elaborate wainscoting.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1980 (v.12#4) pg. 56

Optical illusions you can create with paint to make your rooms look larger.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1971 (v.49#2) pg. 48

How to use paint and wallpaper like a professional.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. M8 (104+)

Eight pages of decorating tips involving paint and wall coverings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1972 (v.50#5) pg. 84

Photo shows how to paint stylized pine trees on a wall to create a mural. Est. cost: $37.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 42

How to paint a polka dot design on walls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 54

Photo shows how to create a supergraphic to fit a wall using paint and 1x3 strips of wood. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 62

Photo shows how to paint a plaid supergraphic on a wall. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 64

Tip: Record the amount of paint or rolls of wallpaper used in a room on a piece of tape stuck to the inside of a switch plate in the room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 69

Tip: How to give visual texture to painted walls using a combing technique.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1989 (v.67#4) pg. Z15 (94+)

Bovine pattern is used for a stenciled border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1990 (v.68#9) pg. 115, 102

Amish Split-Bars quilt design to paint on a wall. Painting instructions and color key furnished.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1991 (v.69#5) pg. 81, 89

Stenciled chevron decorates a wall border, pillow and napkins.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1991 (v.69#7) pg. 54, 57, 62, 66

Veggie garden wall stencil. Bunny, lettuce and carrot motifs are stenciled in a band at chair-rail height.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1992 (v.70#4) pg. 134, 141

Bedroom makeovers with paint, linens and wall coverings. (1) Painted stripes on the walls and a weathered, painted finish on an unpainted armoire. (2) Six brightly colored queen sheets are used to make toss pillows, a comforter and for covering boxes. (3) Favorite wall covering inspires painted floor and furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1993 (v.71#8) pg. 73

Painted finishes. Using ordinary paint, rollers, sponges, and masking tape to turn dull walls, unfinished furniture, and accessories into dazzling accents. The trick is starting with a bold wallpaper border for pattern and color.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1995 (v.73#4) pg. 21

Paper-lace stencils. (1) Adorn a plain table with a painted-on doily. (2) Outline plain windows or ceiling lines with intricate patterns created by paper-lace shelf edgings and latex paints. (3) Stencil a floor with square doily patterns. (4) Decorate furniture fronts with lace patterns.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 32

Rope motif to stencil. Includes charted pattern and instructions for stenciling using a sponge instead of a brush.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1996 (v.74#11) pg. 130, 140

Simple painted treatments to turn bland walls into works of art. (1) Painted stripes and stamped fleur-de-lis designs. (2) Border of stamped leaves edged with chair rail molding. (3) Two-tone effect with one paint color. (4) Painted patchwork designs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1997 (v.75#3) pg. 23

New twists on the age-old technique of sponge painting. (1) Handsome harlequin. Diamond motif, painted and sponged, on a table top. (2) Mad about plaid. Painted-on area rug on a floor. (3) Painted patchwork. Classic nine-patch design borders the room at chair-rail height. (4 )Diamonds in the rough. Diamonds sponged onto curtain and valance fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1997 (v.75#5) pg. 21

Decorating a child's room with a hand-print border, sponge-painted wall and painted-on blackboard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1997 (v.75#10) pg. 104

Brightening brick. How to prepare and paint an interior brick surface.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1998 (v.76#3) pg. B20

Style from a can. Paint designs that are decorating assets. (1) Bold stripes in complementary colors. (2) Iridescent squares stencilled using metallic spray paint. (3) Double-stripe pattern painted freehand. (4) Grid painted in a marbled tone using a double roller.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1999 (v.77#2) pg. 23

How to transform sponge daubers into shapes to stamp small patterns on a wall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1999 (v.77#4) pg. 78

Stencil outside the lines. Ideas for using simple designs in single colors to stencil eye-catching elements in a room. Instructions for stenciling on walls and fabric. How to cut your own stencils. Includes stencil patterns for a fork and spoon, flowers in a vase, floral border, a scroll and dimensions for painting twin- or queen-sized simulated headboards on a wall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1999 (v.77#8) pg. 19

Paint by numbers. Pros answer 21 frequently asked questions about interior painting.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 52

Tips from a professional painter. Learn how to make short work of common interior paint jobs.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 45

Painless painting. Part 1. Interior preparation and painting.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1980 (v.3#9) pg. 42

Tip: How to "paint" ceilings which have been finished in a puttycoat.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1980 (v.3#11) pg. 30

Room with a hue. Interior painting. Tips on choosing color, paint, and application.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1988 (v.11#5) pg. 30

Advice on painting inexpensive laminated wood wall panelling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 28

Getting started in interior painting. Some common problems and helpful tips.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1981 (v.12#3) pg. 34

Eight decorative painting techniques for walls and furniture. (1) Marbleizing. (2) Plastic wrap texturing. (3) Wood graining. (4) Sponging. (5) Spattering or flyspecking. (6) Stenciling. (7) Rag rolling. (8) Stippling.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 57

The basics of stenciling decorative patterns on walls.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1990 (v.17#3) pg. 60

How to give a bedroom a professionally decorated look. Walls and accessories are painted and stenciled with a tulip theme. (1) Strie glazing technique used on the walls emulates fabric. Blank border paper is stenciled with tulip motifs.(2) Paper lampshade is painted with a color wash and stenciled with a tulip motif. (3) Trio of bandboxes are painted and textured using a combing technique. (4) Purchased sheets and pillowcases are painted with beribboned sprays of tulips. (5) A purchased throw pillow is painted with ribbons and a spray of delicate flowers.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1991 (v.18#2) pg. 47, 33

How to use fabric patterns and painted designs to create a Victorian bedroom. Includes patterns and instructions for painting morning glory, rose, poppy and round generic flowers. These motifs are then combined to embellish walls, ceiling-fan paddles, doilies, a dresser scarf and a bedspread.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1991 (v.18#4) pg. 62

Create a country kitchen. Techniques for decorating walls and furniture with sponged and stenciled folk motifs. Includes instruction for painting ceramic tiles with hearts-and-tulips motif.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1991 (v.18#5) pg. 28, 37

How to trim walls with ivy stencils. Includes stencil pattern and tips for adding hand-painted touches.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1992 (v.19#2) pg. 6, 37

Paint a wallpaper look. How to paint stripes on a wall using a negative ragging technique.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1992 (v.19#2) pg. 22

Spectacular skies. How to paint both realistic and fantasy sky murals on ceilings and walls.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1992 (v.19#4) pg. 80

How to create a classic crackled finish on walls and woodwork.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1992 (v.19#5) pg. 12

How to stencil a wall border using latex paint and foam rollers instead of brushes. Includes pattern for gum (Eucalyptus) branch with blossoms.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1993 (v.20#2) pg. 22, 33

Creating elegance with stripes. How to combine different sheens of the same color to create painted stripes on a wall. Simple masking technique for striping explained.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1993 (v.20#4) pg. 14

Decorating with painted vine patterns. Instructions for painting walls, floors and even a rug with twining vines of grape leaves and ivy.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1993 (v.20#6) pg. 20

Tips on preparing the surface of furniture, floor or wall for decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1994 (v.21#1) pg. 8

Designing and painting custom ceilings.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1994 (v.21#1) pg. 12

Paint a wall border that resembles prehistoric cave paintings. Rock-colored background is veined using torn strips of freezer paper as stencils. Human and animal shapes are stenciled over the background.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1994 (v.21#3) pg. 20, Insert

How to paint fruit and flower borders on a wall.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1994 (v.21#5) pg. 14

Step-by-step explanation for painting faux bricks on a wall.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1995 (v.22#1) pg. 14

Tips on ragging technique variations.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1997 (v.24#2) pg. 26

Shimmering stripes. How to paint stripes on a wall using clear urethane over a mottled wall finish to create subtle contrast.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1997 (v.24#3) pg. 22

How to stencil a damask design on top of a dark, velvety wall finish.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1997 (v.24#5) pg. 70

How to paint walls in a two-color decorative finish.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1998 (v.25#4) pg. 17

A trompe l'oeil swag of gingham and a wrought iron headboard painted with stencils. Instructions for making a giant stencil from strips of freezer paper.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jun 1999 (v.26#3) pg. 12

Stimp's stencils reproduce the work of an itinerate wall stenciler who worked in Connecticut in the early nineteenth century. The motifs include swags, vines, flowers and semicircles.
EARLY AMERICAN HOMES Oct 1997 (v.28#5) pg. 42, 37

The stenciled wall. A look at the history of using stencils to pattern walls and instructions on how to stencil your own walls.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 20

How to restore original wall stenciling.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1984 (v.15#1) pg. 65
Added Info EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1984 (v.15#4) pg. 3

A border stencil in a classical urn motif. Includes instructions for background painting, cutting a stencil and stenciling the multi-color design.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1996 (v.27#1) pg. 36

How to paint like a pro. Tips from the owner of a large NYC paint store on paint selection, surface preparation and how to paint ceilings, walls and woodwork.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 27 1978 (v.91#11) pg. 93, 156

Tips on how to make stencils and to stencil a wall.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 7 1979 (v.92#11) pg. 92, 111

Make the most of your walls. How to create distinct moods and create display and storage areas. Includes information on how to sponge-paint walls.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 18 1979 (v.92#13) pg. 106, 143

A complete guide to painting everything in your house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #79 Apr 1964 (v.14#2) pg. 31

How to decorate your walls with stencils.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #124 Feb 1971 (v.21#2) pg. 42

How to decorate walls with stenciled designs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #169 Jan 1976 (v.26#1) pg. 52

How to paint a basement quickly using a rented airless paint sprayer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 52

Wall and trim paint. Tips on selecting and applying latex wall/trim paints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 52

Paint magic: How to drag, sponge, colorwash and spatter your way to beautiful walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #232 Oct 1982 (v.32#8) pg. 26

Turn walls and ceilings into skies. How to paint realistic blue sky and cloud pictures on walls and ceilings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 46

How to stencil walls successfully.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 60

How to put paint to work inside your house. Chart details the good and bad effects of using various colors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 44

Discover color. SPECIAL SECTION presents a collection of design ideas and professional tips to help you decorate your home with style. In addition to color selection, it tells you how to glaze a wall, hang wallpaper borders, and apply paint properly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #269 May-Jun 1986 (v.36#5) pg. 25

Tip: Record wall paint information on the back of electric switchplates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 80

Tips on refinishing interior walls which suffer from peeling paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 11

Step-by-step to perfect painted woodwork.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 60

Decorating with paint and wallcoverings. A guide to the art and craft of room revival. (1) Using color, space and lighting. (2) How to paint a room. (3) How to hang wallcoverings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 33

Finishing touches for walls. (1) How to install synthetic trim molding. (2) Complete guide to hanging borders and wallpapers. (3) Special paint finishes (glazes, sponging, etc.).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 39
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 8

Tip on "cutting in" around door and window trim with a brush so that the color is more closely matched to the walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 16

Tips on painting interior handrails and balusters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 20

Dress up a stairway with colorful-but-tough enamel deck paints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 50

Pickling trim moldings. New methods make this once tricky and time-consuming technique a snap for the do-it-yourselfer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 54

Painting wood paneling. How to salvage dreary wood paneling by sanding, priming and painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 68

Basic guide to painting a room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 69

How to smooth rough walls that have many coats of paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 6

Sponge and rag painted walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 72

Painting the straight and narrow. Techniques for painting corners, windows and moldings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 12

Tip on painting a ceiling with a roller.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 80

Tip on cleaning cigarette smoke-stained walls before painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 8

How to prepare woodwork that was previously painted with oil-based enamel paint so that it can be repainted with latex paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 8

Sponge painting interior walls using simple materials and technique.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 88

Paint like a pro. Veteran painter shares his secrets for faster, easier and better results from interior wall and ceiling painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #402 Oct 1999 (v.49#9) pg. 31

How to prevent rust stains (caused by drywall corner bead) from bleeding through paint.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 10

Spray-painting interior trim. Preparations and priming make or break the job. Includes detailed illustration showing the proper sequence for spray painting a door casing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 54

Tip on wet sanding interior woodwork prior to repainting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 24

Tips on refinishing an exposed wooden T&G ceiling constructed of two different types of wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 16

Rolling interior latex wall paint. A professional painter's hard-won lessons for applying the ubiquitous wall finish.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 67

Interior pine finish recommendations for a timber frame home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 6

Tip on restoring glitter on ceilings during the repainting process.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 24

Wall stenciling. Some tips.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1982 (v.194#6) pg. 168, 235

Step-by-step guide for getting exactly the effects you want when painting a room. Includes information on selecting the right paint for the job, computing quantity, tools and the techniques for painting a room.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1987 (v.204#4) pg. 193

Tip on decorating a wall with painted-on "tiles" using a 3" paint roller.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1994 (v.219#6) pg. 14

How to paint a room. Part 1. Preparations.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 44

How to paint a room. Part 2. Correct use of a brush, roller and paint pad and instructions on how to paint each surface.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1978 (v.2#7) pg. 20

Painting walls for special effects. A look at texturing, stippling, stenciling or rolling on wallpaper-like designs.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 31

How to paint woodwork.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 84

Repainting scabby walls and ceilings.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 54

Stenciling borders on walls. Explains how to cut stencils from Mylar. Overpainting, shading and working with multi-stencil designs detailed.
HARROWSMITH #88 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.14#4) pg. 76

Tips on painting a ceiling.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan 1963 pg. 8

Home painters special section on indoor wall painting. Preparation. Selecting rollers. Tips to speed the job.
HOME MECHANIX #690 Oct 1985 (v.81) pg. 46

Do-it-yourself decorating ideas. Includes: (1) Colorwashing walls. (2) Stippling walls.
HOME MECHANIX #697 May 1986 (v.82) pg. 44

Border incidents. Ideas for decorative transitions between walls and ceiling. (1) Lincrusta frieze. (2) Pelmet border. (3) Wallpaper border. (4) Stenciled border.
HOME MECHANIX #753 Mar 1991 (v.87) pg. 45

Painting interiors. The latest tools and techniques to achieve faster, neater finishes.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 44

(1) How to paint a room like a professional. (2) The importance of using a primer-sealer before painting.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 52, 55

Tip: Have an automobile paint shop refinish your metal kitchen cabinet doors after you have removed and cleaned them.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.11#7) pg. 16

Wall arts. Special painting techniques to decorate walls, woodwork, etc. Looks at stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1988 (v.13#10) pg. 24

The right way to paint your home. Basic techniques for indoor room painting.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 82

COVER UP. Programs written in BASIC for a PET computer calculates the amount of paint, paneling, wallpaper, or carpet required to "cover up" a ceiling, wall, or floor. Program will calculate the cost involved.

Wall stenciling. How to draw the stencil, cut the stencil, paint the stencil and clean up.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1990 (v.35#4) pg. 16, 81

Tips for doing a good job of interior painting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #478 Mar 1968 (v.64) pg. 67

How to refinish knotty pine paneling with a five-step finish of paint and glaze.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #585 Feb 1977 (v.73) pg. 88

Painting the whole house, inside and out. Tips on tools and techniques.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 70

A guide to interior painting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #667 Dec 1983 (v.79) pg. 56

Choosing colors from the past. Tips on using a polychromatic (many-colored) interior paint schemes for a house. Includes tips on the proper order when painting with several colors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 60

How to add color and pattern to plain walls with stencils.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #99 May-Jun 1986 pg. 14

Paints and finishes. Part 2. Interiors. Guide to working step-by-step through an inside job. Looks at problems, tools, washing, color choices, preparation, and application.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 45
Correction MOTHER EARTH NEWS #114 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 12

Early American wall stenciling.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1975 (v.3#1) pg. 1, 10

Paint and color in 18th and 19th century houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1975 (v.3#8) pg. 1
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1975 (v.3#9) pg. 2

Creating a Victorian hallway. Involves graining, stenciling, wainscotting, and glazing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1976 (v.4#11) pg. 1

The how-to of stenciling. Description of the process in creating a multi-colored frieze stencil in a Victorian hallway.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1976 (v.4#11) pg. 10

Preparing the walls of an old house to be painted. Part 1. Preparing plaster surfaces.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1977 (v.5#6) pg. 70

Preparing the walls of an old house to be painted. Part 2. Patching cracks in plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1977 (v.5#7) pg. 80

Tip on how to restore the surface of painted walls that have alligatored due to a build up of various paint coatings, without stripping all the old finish off the walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1978 (v.6#10) pg. 119

Tip: How to eliminate a water stain in a plaster ceiling.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1979 (v.7#9) pg. 107

Ice dams, their cause and solutions. Includes information on "killing" stains in walls and ceilings, painting discolored wood and painting new plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1980 (v.8#10) pg. 147

Stenciling secrets. Laying out patterns and handling awkward spaces, like corners.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1983 (v.11#6) pg. 126

Stenciling secrets. How to decorate entire walls in the late Victorian manner.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1983 (v.11#7) pg. 152

The art of color placement. Basic guidelines for 19th-century multi-color paint schemes. Includes placing color on cornice moldings and on panel doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 40

Don't paint it, wash it. Tips on washing and touching up the paint on walls and woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 142

Restoring 1919 wall stencils. Includes information on stripping walls to their original finish, tracing the original stencil detail and cutting new stencils.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1985 (v.13#3) pg. 55

Uncovering decorative painting. Suggestions on historical research, locating overpainted images, removing covering layers, cleaning and repair, surface preparation and in-painting to replicate damaged portions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 180

Tip: How to touch up interior paint chips un-noticeably.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 416

Tip: Mixture of latex paint and joint compound is applied to interior drywall and plaster walls to hide surface irregularities.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.15#4) pg. 58

Tip: Seal water-soluble stain on plaster with white pigmented shellac before repainting so the stain won't come through again.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.15#6) pg. 14

Twenty-two tips to a better interior paint job.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.15#6) pg. 49

How to glaze walls and ceilings. Fine points of the decorative technique of applying a film of transparent color over an opaque ground coat. Includes glaze recipes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.16#1) pg. 26

A glossary of painted finishes which have been used over the last 300 years.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.16#1) pg. 34

A stenciler's tools and techniques. The basics for stenciling walls using latex paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.17#6) pg. 32

The great frame-up. Using stencils and moldings to decorate walls in early 20th-century style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.21#1) pg. 40

The nature of early interior paint. A description of methods used to grind powdered pigments into a drying oil, the pigments used for eight colors and the resultant finishes. Paint styles of the 18th and 19th centuries summarized.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 42

Victorian lining and striping for walls and interior woodwork. Tips on how to paint a straight line, both using a straightedge and freehand.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 44

Stenciling by era. An outline history of the processes and patterns from 18th century motifs through Victorian and Arts and Crafts periods. Guidelines on selecting stencil designs appropriate to the age and architecture of a house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.26#1) pg. 46

Matching woodwork in an old house. How to age the appearance of new wood, add fool-the-eye grain patterns, choose a stain, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.27#6) pg. 67

The right way to paint a room.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 186

Interior paint problems Answers to the 15 toughest questions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1983 (v.160#1) pg. 100

Preparation: the key to a super paint job. Tips on preparing plaster, woodwork, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1985 (v.162#2) pg. 156

The art of stenciling floors and walls. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 34

Painting woodwork (window sills, door trim, crown moldings, and baseboard). Advice on choosing the paint, preparation, application, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1991 (v.168#1) pg. 67

Painting walls and ceilings. Advice on preparation, paint, application, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1991 (v.168#2) pg. 59

Interior painting secrets from a pro.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 168

Paint your moods. Selecting paint colors which trigger a particular psychological effect.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 26

Finish with the best. Special section on interior finishing. Topics covered include wood floors, cabinets, furniture, paint stripping, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.5#7) pg. 58

Make painting walls and ceilings neater, faster and easier by using professional-quality rollers and techniques.

Interior painting tips and a chart showing what kind of paint to use where.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1966 (v.37#2) pg. 49

Paint your living room in a weekend for $20. Includes instructions on surface preparation and tips on selecting and applying the paint.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1970 (v.41#12) pg. 46

How to properly prepare indoor walls and ceilings for painting.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 8

What you need to know about house paint and painting. Describes interior and exterior paints for all surfaces, surface preparation and tips from professionals to make painting go easier.
SUNSET Sep 1987 (v.179#3) pg. 80

Playing with paint. Using paint to accent walls, ceilings, windows and doorways. Some ideas.
SUNSET Oct 1990 (v.185#4) pg. 124

How to sponge on paint to leave a mottled impression on the wall.
SUNSET Nov 1991 (v.187#5) pg. 160

Glaze walls like the experts. Technique for transforming a wall with paint and glaze.
SUNSET Apr 1995 (v.194#4) pg. 120

Deep, dark paint secrets. A crash course in picking and applying dark-color paints on interior walls.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 46

Fifteen tips from brush-and-roller veterans to make your next painting project go faster and look better.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #819 Oct 1997 (v.93) pg. 49

How to contract for professional painting.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #837 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.95) pg. 21

Flower stencil patterns for stencilling window shades and a matching border around the window.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 8 1980 (v.43#12) pg. 88, 162

How to stencil ABC's on a wall.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 8 1980 (v.43#12) pg. 94, 164

Decorating with beautiful borders. Elegant edgings of paper and paint (stencils) are a snappy way to frame up windows, walls, floors, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY May 17 1983 (v.46#10) pg. 102, 118

Tips on painting walls.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1984 (v.47#8) pg. 21

Refinishing kitchen cabinets. Part 2.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1963 (v.19#1) pg. 44

How to get a good paint job with interior latex paint. Discusses paint selection, surface preparation and application.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 52

Proper wall preparation makes painting easier. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 106

Insure successful interior painting by following these four important "keys": paint selection, applicators, surface preparation, and painting technique.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 37

Preparing drywall for painting. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 74

Interior painting. Careful preparation is the key to success.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 18