USA Best Selling Books on Plastering from Amazon USA

The Gypsum Construction Handbook
The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.
List Price: $45.00
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By: RSMeans.   2014-03-03

National Painting Cost Estimator 2017
A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller.
List Price: $88.00
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By: Craftsman Book Co.   2016-12-30

Masonry Skills
MASONRY SKILLS, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide to the masonry trade, covering fundamental principles, basic practices, advanced techniques, and new trends and developments in both residential and commercial masonry. Meticulously revised, the new edition includes the latest developments in the field, including current OSHA requirements, advances in construction technology and techniques, and a focus on sustainable building materials and processes. Featuring two full-color sections of finished projects, a new engaging design, and a wealth of new photos, the seventh edition seeks to inspire and educate both new and practicing masons. Approved and field-tested by professionals, this text is an ideal resource for anyone seeking the specialized knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the masonry industry.
List Price: $103.95
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By: Delmar Cengage Learning.   2014-02-18

Painter's Handbook
Loaded with how-to information you'll use every day to get professional results on any painting job:

the best way to prepare a surface for painting or repainting;
selecting and using the right materials and tools (including airless spray);
tips for repainting kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, eaves and porches;
how to match and blend colors;
why coatings fail and what to do about it.

Includes how to start a painting business, including the paperwork you'll need to keep. Lists 30 profitable painting specialty jobs that offer you profitable business opportunities. Also includes how to estimate prices, sell yourself, and present bids.
List Price: $33.00
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By: Craftsman Book Co.   1987-11-11

Painting Secrets: Tips & Tricks from the Nation's Favorite Painting Expert
Brian brings a bright new perspective to the principles of color, helping consumers make confident decisions. Unlike other paint books, the process of painting is emphasized. Clever ""Wall Wizard"" tips make painting simple and fun. For example, mix 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of fabric softener to clean brushes in 10 seconds. Decorative techniques for ragging, sponging, glazing, and using unusual tools for designer effects. Detailed coverage of tools and supplies, including varnishes, stains, and glazes.
List Price: $19.95
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By: Wiley.   2004-01-06


* The ultimate guide to bricklaying for beginner through professional
* Step-by-step instructions throughout
* Techniques and trade skills: damp-proof courses, cavity brickwork, block-laying, arches, windows, fireplaces and more
* Complete projects for brick kitchens, outdoor barbeques, steps, and spiral design
* All measurements featured in metric and imperial (U.S.) standards
List Price: $31.00
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By: McGraw-Hill Education.   2002-04-12

Ultimate Guide: Drywall, 3rd edition (Home Improvement)
Ultimate Guide: Drywall, third edition, will teach any reader to install and repair drywall with the confidence of a professional. With more than 450 detailed drawings and photographs, the book leads the reader, step by step, through the processes of measuring, cutting, installing, and finishing drywall ceilings and walls. In addition to standard drywall practices, the book also covers more advanced topics such as applying drywall to curved walls and installing drywall over steel studs. Corner treatments and the specialized tools used to install drywall are also covered. Get the inside track on working with drywall with special tips from professional drywall contractors.
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By: Creative Homeowner.   2010-08-03

Plastering Skills
This text describes construction techniques from mixing materials to special surface finishes. Solutions to common plastering problems such as cracking and dryout are given. The how-to chapter on ornamental plastering is relevant for both journeymen and apprentices.
List Price: $67.00
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By: American Technical Publishers, Inc..   1985-07-01

The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime, and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes

For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters.

From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for earthen plasters—before building begins.

The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural homes as well as for professionals. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books, magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers.

Marketing Plans:
• Ads in Natural Home and Environmental Building & Design
• National print review campaign to natural building, self-sufficiency, and environmental magazines, newsletters, websites.

Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator and consultant. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books including The Natural House: A Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes (ISBN: 1-890132578, Chelsea Green, 2000). Both authors live in Colorado.

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The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
TP $26.95, 0-86571-433-9 • USA
Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design, and Build with Straw

TP $24.95, 0-86571-403-7 • USA

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By: New Society Publishers.   2002-07-01

Brickwork for Apprentices, 5th ed
Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge’s classic text has now been fully revised in its fifth edition by Malcolm Thorpe – who acted as a CITB Advisor and was involved in the draughting of the Intermediate Construction Award syllabus (bricklaying route) – to cover the brickwork craft-related units of the latest Construction Awards and related Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / City & Guilds at Levels 2 and 3.

The fifth edition incorporates extended coverage on the relatively new area of thin joint systems, to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field. Content has been brought fully in line with recent changes to the Building Regulations, ensuring that this text will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as NVQ students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying.

A new feature in this edition is the inclusion of multiple choice questions at the back of the book, matched to the current NVQ requirements, to provide students of the CITB / City & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.
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By: Routledge.   2006-03-03


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