In-person course
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Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 5 days



This 5 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 to two portfolio pieces 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 Finishes – varnishes, stains, oils, polishes Brush, rag and rubber techniques Aftercare Photography Start up business advice. The course is designed for groups of 1 to 4. Covid regulations in place. Get in touch for more details of our range of courses and to book your place.

What's included in the price?

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.


5 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

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