This online hand painted furniture course is perfect for beginners and more experienced painters alike. The course teaches the complete process from unloved piece of second-hand furniture through to preparation, then finishing and protecting the item, Simon demonstrates the professional approach to furniture painting with an old display cabinet that had broken glass panels, damaged veneer, wobbly legs and lots of unsightly sticky pads. PLEASE NOTE: Upon purchase of this course, you will receive a link to access to an introductory and course overview video. Because the course is held on a platform outside of Craft Courses, we do have to manually upload your account in order for your registration to be complete. In a comment to the seller or via conversations, please let us know your First and Last Name, and email address. Please allow for a lag in time between your purchase and your enrolment to be complete since this is a manual process. Thank you so much! Background information: This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon has developed over the 30+ years working as a decorator and interior designer. It will allow you to create beautiful, bespoke, interior design concepts that suit your tastes without having to pay designer prices. Learning this versatile skill enables you to put your own creative stamp on everyday items. On this course you will be taken through the skills needed to create professional hand-painted furniture. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect this skills before moving on to larger projects. The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to clean your piece of furniture and shown how to remove oils, waxes, varnishes and general dirt ready for painting. You will then be led through the process of repairing any damaged glass or wood veneer to make the furniture look as good as new. After painting the furniture to your taste you will then learn how to finish and protect your work ready for use. In the final lesson Simon demonstrates 3 alternative finishes for different uses and tastes to provide further inspiration.
What's included in the price?
The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 10-50 minutes, and within 3 hours, you will be equipped with all of the information you need to start renovating your own item of furniture. Once a member you will also receive our regular e-newsletter and have access to our members' forum so you can ask questions and share ideas with us and other students. You will also be automatically invited to join our members only online Zoom Q&A sessions. Getting Started: An introduction to materials and equipment Lesson 1: Repair and preparation Lesson 2: Priming the cabinet Lesson 3: Repairing the broken glass Lesson 4: Painting the top coats and cleaning the glass Finishing Touches: Applying a glass film protection Lesson 5: Alternative finishes Supplementary material: 1. A complete list of the tools and equipment required for this course with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet 2. Expert recommendations for paints equipment and materials with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet
What you will need
All materials required are detailed in our downloadable PDF products sheet available once you have purchased the course. You will also want to learn and practice the technique on a suitable practice board, or project piece, if you are a more experienced student.
With over 30 years experience in specialist interior decorating and paint effect techniques I want to make sure that the skills I have learnt during my career are not lost to time. With courses aimed at beginners and professionals alike, whether you are looking to up your DIY skills or upskill for your career I encourage everyone to be bold and learn something new in the knowledge that I am here to provide ongoing advice and support.
- Wheelchair users
- Limited mobility
- UK Holiday
- Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- Suitable for beginners
This course is taught online