This 2 week intermediate/professional course at our Cotswoldian workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing, contemporary paint and clear coat techniques, furniture redesigning and woodcare.
Each student will work on numerous pieces of furniture of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within 10 working days. In between refinishing your chosen pieces we will also have numerous sample boards to complete.
The course has been created to give the student all of the skill set, knowledge and business acumen ready to start up as a sole trader in contemporary and traditional furniture finishing
The course covers the following –
French Polishing & Contemporary wood finishes -
Health and Safety
Polishing materials, tools and personal set up list
Stripping, neutralising and sanding/wire wool techniques
Staining and grain fillers
Shellacs, touching in and waxes
Brush and rubber techniques
Contemporary paint finishing -
Health and Safety
Concept mock up on paper – including colours, design, materials needed
Stripping, neutralising and sanding/woodcare techniques
Stain blocking, priming, knotting and undercoating
Painting, rolling and cutting back techniques
Finishes – waxes, varnishes, stains, oils, polishes
Hardware discussion (student to bring hardware if needed)
Staging and photography
Start up business advice.
The course is designed for groups of 1 to 4.
Get in touch for more details of our range of courses and to book your place.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All power tools/hand tools, abrasives, masking, stain blocking and primers, brushes and wood finishes provided.
Top coat paint choice, apron, hand gel, mask and furniture to be provided by the student.
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10 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)
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