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1 Background Surface Treatments
Walls and Ceilings Background Surface Treatments

2 Background Surface Treatments
Stylized/Conventional Naturalistic Abstract Geometric

3 Colors and feelings associated with rooms
Feel smaller – dark, bright colors, large pattern, rough textures Feel larger – light colors, smooth walls Ceilings Feel top heavy if color is darker than the walls.



6 Walls and Ceilings Walls Two types of walls
Bearing: support the weight of the ceiling, floor, upper floor and roof, should not be moved, or removed Non-bearing: serve as partitions between rooms and do not support the main structure.

7 Walls and Ceilings Functions of Walls
Protect interior from the outside Give structural support Conceal pipes, wire, mechanical systems and insulation. Serve as backgrounds Provide acoustics

8 Wall Coverings Wall coverings Selected according to: Function Size
Orientation to a natural light source Existing furnishings Budget Maintenance.

9 PAINT Quick, least expensive, easiest to change.
Choose a color slightly lighter than the color desired. Two forms of Residential use Latex (water base) Quick drying, clean with warm water, many colors Alkyd (oil base) Washable surface, many colors


11 Paint Finishes Amount of paint Gloss – reflects most light
Semi-gloss – easy to wash; reflects less light Eggshell and Flat – reflects little light; hard to maintain. Amount of paint 1 gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet.

12 Specialty Painting Ragging Sponging Glaze Lime wash

13 Wall Paper Wall paper is used to: Alter the shape of the room
Camouflage architectural flaws Absorb sound Insulate Provide background Add color, texture, and pattern

14 Wall Paper

15 Types of Wallpaper Pre-pasted – Glue applied during manufacturing process. Soak in water before hanging up. Strippable – it can be easily removed from the wall, by pulling on a corner Scrubbable – Wiped clean, and marks scrubbed off with design still remaining. Vinyl-coated – recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, and playrooms.

16 Other Information Packaged and sold by the roll – single or double
Pattern repeats – allow enough for large patterns Run number – number printed on wall paper that indicates it’s from a certain dye lot.

17 Fabric Large variety of patterns and colors Mounted in different ways
Not as practical in areas that get a lot of wear or dirt. Average to high cost Vacuum to remove dirt and wash if possible.

18 Fabric Provides texture (heavy textures make a room appear smaller)
Wide range of colors & patterns Could be total wall coverage Could be wall hanging Provides insulation

19 Tile and Wood Ceramic Tile Most often used in bathrooms and kitchens.
Durable, Easily cleaned, somewhat costly. Paneling Wall treatment made of wood.

20 Ceramic Tile

21 Wood Paneling

22 Moldings Moldings are strips of wood used for trim in a room.
Main purpose – to finish off a window, door, or wall. Base boards Molding hides the break between floor and wall. Chair rails Molding across the wall about 3 feet from the floor. Molding that divides a wall Crown Molding to hide the break between the ceiling and wall.

23 Crown Molding Chair Rail Base Board

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