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5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary



This 5 day intermediate/professional course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing, contemporary paint 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 5 working days. In between refinishing your chosen pieces we will also have numerous sample boards to complete. 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 Aftercare Contemporary paint finishing - Health and Safety Concept mock up on paper – including colours, design, materials needed Materials discussion 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 and to book your place.

What's included in the price?

All power tools/hand tools, abrasives, masking, stain blocking and primers, brushes and wood finishes provided. Top coat paint choice, apron, mask and furniture to be provided by the student.


35 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



OP Woodcraft

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
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77a Northwick Business Centre, , Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9RF