This 3 day course at our Cotswoldian workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing, contemporary wood finishes and woodcare.
You will take a Mid Century Modern piece of furniture back to it's original state, or if a bit more adventurous, redesigning into a contemporary portfolio piece (See portfolio photos for inspiration).
Each student will work on one portfolio piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within 3 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
Finishes – varnishes, stains, oils, polishes
Brush, rag and rubber techniques
Start up business advice.
The course is designed for groups of 1 to 4. Covid regulations in place.
Get in touch for more details 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, grain fillers, stains, stain blocking, primers, brushes and wood finishes provided.
Lunch, top coat paint choice, apron, hand gel, mask and furniture to be provided by the student.
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3 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)
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