This early manual is a fascinating read for any DIY enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful today. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of working drawings, diagrams and photographs forming a complete how-to guide. Contents Include: Exterior Painting; Interior Decoration Schemes; Distempering; Interior Painting and Staining; Spray Painting; Plastic Painting; Paperhanging; Obtaining Special Finishes; Graining and Marbling; Treatment of Exterior Walls; Tools and Materials; Paint Defects; Inspecting the Property; Damp-Proofing Walls; Renovating Hardwood Floors; Pelmets and Curtain Rails; Tiled Walls and Floors; General Repairs; Preserving Woodwork; Electrical Repairs; and Water and Gas Services. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.