Editors note. Preface to the fifth edition. PART 1 Tools and Equipment. 1.1 Small tools and equipment. 1.2 Stripping and cleaning. 1.3 Spraying. 1.4 Power sources. PART 2 Surface Coatings and Specialist Materials. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Primers, undercoats and stoppers. 2.3 Finishing paints. 2.4 Special paints. 2.5 Clear finishes and wood treatments. 2.6 Paint defects. 2.7 Gilding and bronzing materials and defects. 2.8 Stencil and masking materials. PART 3 Preparation of Surfaces for Paint and for Clear Finishes. 3.1 Abrasives. 3.2 Making good. 3.3 Preparation of previously painted surfaces. 3.4 Preparation of new, stripped or untreated surfaces. 3.5 Natural wood finishes. 3.6 Surface and paint film defects. 3.7 Preparation of surfaces for graining, marbling and surface texturing. 3.8 Preparation of surfaces for gilding and bronzing. PART 4 Surface Coverings. 4.1 Preparation of surfaces for surface coverings. 4.2 Adhesives. 4.3 Preparatory papers. 4.4 Flat papers. 4.5 Embossed papers. 4.6 Relief papers. 4.7 Washable papers. 4.8 Decorative laminates. 4.9 Defects of surface coverings. 4.10 Glossary of terms. 4.11 International performance symbols. PART 5 Scaffolding. 5.1 Ladders, trestles, stepladders. 5.2 Boards, staging, working platforms. 5.3 Scaffolding. 5.4 Ropes, knots. 5.5 Safety equipment. 5.6 Statutory obligations. PART 6 Safety, Health and Welfare. 6.1 Health and safety at work. 6.2 Fire precautions. 6.3 Storage of materials. 6.4 Lead paint. 6.5 Hygiene. 6.6 Fumes, dust, noise, vibration. 6.7 Lifting. 6.8 First Aid. PART 7 Specification. 7.1 Components of buildings ? exterior. 7.2 Components of buildings ? interior. 7.3 Components of buildings ? staircases. 7.4 Types of door and window. 7.5 Job planning. 7.6 Choice of method of paint application. 7.7 Costing. 7.8 Calculations. 7.9 British standards. PART 8 Colour. 8.1 Colour and light. 8.2 Colour organisation. 8.3 Colour standards. 8.4 Terms related to colour schemes. PART 9 Glazing. 9.1 Types of glass and glazing compound. 9.2 Handling and storage of glass. 9.3 Measuring and cutting glass. 9.4 Methods of glazing. 9.5 Double glazing. PART 10 Useful websites. 10.1 Useful websites. Index.
Derek Butterfield, formerly Curriculum Manager for Construction Crafts at Reading College.
"This guide to professional painting by Butterfield (Construction Crafts at Reading College) provides readers with easy to understand yet complete information on all aspects of interior and exterior house painting. Tools, equipment, materials, and procedures are thoroughly covered as well as health and safety code information. With full color illustrations and an easily navigable format, this guide serves as an ideal reference for those in the painting profession." (Booknews, 1 June 2011