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on 11 December 2012
This is a very useful book to have especially when studying the profession of painting & decorating lots of useful information and if you are in your third year of your NVQ or Diploma it is worth considering!!!
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on 24 June 2013
This was purchased for reference in a commercial operation.
The apprentice has found it easy to read and follow.
For the experienced it's an excellent refresher.
Good value and fast delivery.
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on 13 March 2016
This is a weird book.

It does tell you a lot about, for example, the various tools and implements that painters and decorators use, how to care for them, and a little bit about more technical things like knowing what grade of roller pile to choose, or how to prepare a surface.

The rest seems dedicated to health and safety information, like how to erect scaffolding, and how to position a step ladder.

It has a really weird section that explains how the compression- ignition on your compressor works (I guess if you ever need to repair it?) which is not something you would ever typically care about.

It features NOTHING on what I would call 'practical and applicable' painting techniques. You won't learn how to hold a paintbrush (amazing how many people don't know the correct way), how to hang wallpaper, what order to tackle painting various items, rules with mixing medium, or anything else of importance.

More of an 'intro to painters tools and common sense type stuff you probably know anyway'.
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on 22 February 2012
This book is a great reference book for anyone in the trade/ students of the trade. It covers every aspect (in great detail) that you can think of and more. I would say probably it bit too indepth for the average DIYer.
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on 2 June 2012
Complete waste of money,tells you how a 2 stroke engine works & does"nt even cover hanging wallpaper.I won"t buy another book from amazon,you really need to take a good look inside any book of this type.
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