Painting and Decorating 6th Edition presents a series of concise, simply written and well illustrated technical information sheets, providing essential job knowledge and understanding for painters and decorators. It gives thorough coverage of materials and equipment both decorative and industrial currently in use, and gives useful guidance on specification. Throughout, considerable emphasis is placed on safety precautions. This edition has been extensively revised to include new developments in tools, equipment and materials, particularly with regard to spray painting technology and the move to low VOC paints. The chapters on scaffolding and health and safety have also been thoroughly updated to ensure they reflect current regulations and best practice. The content covers the knowledge evidence for both National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in painting and decorating. This book's extensive but concise information will also make it an excellent reference for practicing painters and decorators.