Painted Furniture & Upcycling with Woodcare - Professional Tuition


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 course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills needed to paint and upcycle furniture to a professional level. This along with the added woodcare knowledge will allow the students to sympathetically restore any piece of furniture whether it’s with paint or naturally.

The student will bring a relatively small piece of furniture to work on which will go through my very own professional process. Chalk paint will be used due to its quick drying times but we will discuss all types of paints in material discussions.

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 personal piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one working day.

The course covers the following –

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
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 to make sure you gain everything you need from the workshop.

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 power tools/hand tools, abrasives, masking, stain blocking and primers, brushes and wood finishes provided. Top coat paint choice and furniture 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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