Introduction to Painting

Practical and Theoretical Guide for Vocational Training Colleges

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This is a lucid and concise introduction to the rudiments of painting and decoration. It is aimed at filling the lacuna created by non-availability of textbooks for the students of Painting and Decorating departments in the country's vocational training colleges and Polytechnics. The book will also be found indispensable by civil and building engineering departments, skill acquisition centers, private house developers, and the reading public. Families can also use it as a guide in house maintenance. But most importantly this book is a compelling text for those preparing for NABTEB examinations in Painting and Decorating and building engineering. The topics treated in this book covers NABTEB's curriculum for technical education in Nigeria. These topics include: meaning, history and types of painting, reasons for painting houses, types of house, components of house, tools and equipment for house painting, types of paints, the paint system, method of paint application, sequence of paint application, defects in the surface, paint and painting, care of materials and tools, health and welfare of the painter, costing a painting job, professional ethics and so on.


Samuel Otu Ishaya


Dr. Samuel Otu Ishaya holds a Ph.D in Philosophy of Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A seasoned and experienced painter, he is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Painting, students book, Guide, decoration, Design

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ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design