Film: 8719

Social History | 1970 | Sound | Colour


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Interior design. 1970s schoolchildren learn about decorating.
Teacher shows school children how to hang horrible tasteless wallpaper. Three rooms to be decorated in three houses, 19th, 1930s, and 1950s. Boy looks at colour paint charts. Girls have to tile around vanity unit. Home decorating shop. Interior design help. Different types of wall coverings. Stripping the old wall-paper. Scraping off wallpaper. Wet and dry technique on skirting board. Paint remover. Crack filling. Buying wallpaper and supplies. Buying paint and tiles. Choosing paint brushes, and brush cleaner. Choosing a roller. Painting the ceiling with rollers, painting doors and windows. Paper hanging , lining paper. Matching the paper. Paper all cut first, numbered and put under pasting table. Hanging and smoothing and trimming at ceiling. Papering around doors and window. Tiling. Tile cutting, grouting. DIY skills. Three finished rooms.

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