French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course


Duration: 1 day

Price: £170

Run by: Oliver Piepereit
at OP Woodcraft

07725693225

58 The Crofts
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 4AE

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About the Course

This one day beginners course at our Witney workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture.

Each student will work on a small or large piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the one day course and the larger piece being for the two day course.

The course covers the following –

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
The course is designed for groups of 1 or 2 so to maximise the students learning and for the items of furniture to be finished before the course ends.

If you wanted a bespoke package then we can mix and match with my painted furniture course to make sure you gain everything you need from the workshop.

Get in touch for more details of our range of courses and to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All sundries needed to polish are provided. The furniture needs to be provided by the student.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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