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About the Course
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Spray painting is always used by professional shops to give the highest quality finish in much less time. It doesn't matter if you want to renovate your kitchen cupboards, finish the piece of furniture you just finished building or spray your car to fix a minor dent. Learning how to spray paint gives you a skill that will allow you to achieve a high quality finish on any project.
If you want to learn how to spray paint and how to use different materials like water based paint, oils, stains, or masonry paint then this is the course for you. We go through everything from the basics of the guns to how to clean them when you are done.
All courses are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.
Number of students: 2 max. Places booked on a first come first served basis and held regularly.
Safety equipment (face masks and gloves) provided but wear long sleeve shirts and work trousers and old shoes. This is paint we're dealing with so you may get some on you. This is a hands on course for 1-2 people, you will be mixing paints, spraying, and cleaning guns.
Gun and compressor choice
Gun types (gravity, suction, pot, air brush and touch-up)
HPLV (Traditional) vs HVLP
Setting up the gun
Pressures and fan patterns
Materials you can spray and how to thin them
Water based, oil based, spirit based, dyes, stains
Sealing the wood and treatments pre-sealing
Pre - Cat (pre catalyst lacquer)
Tints and Ageing
Clear and coloured laquers
Spraying techniques with both HPLV and HVLP
Health and Safety
Tips and ideas for making your own spray booth at home
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are provided. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away.
Local train station is approximately 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.
It was a very informative course, the attention to detail for the course was brilliant, the teacher was excellent and explained everything very easily so I could understand it. Very pleased. Kind regards.
david battle - - #27908
Excellent day learning the fundamentals of spray finishing. David, as well as being a thoroughly nice guy, was very knowledgeable on the subject and was clearly very experienced. With maximum number of 2 students, he had plenty of time to listen to our specific areas of interest.
While not even David could make me an expert in a day (!) I started the morning with zero knowledge of the subject and left feeling well equipped to set up my own spray booth and take my own skills further. Highly recommended.
Mark - - #13444
A good hands on course run in a well equipped workshop. David was very knowledgeable and able to describe plenty of practical examples of the different spraying techniques being addressed. He was happy to adapt the course content to meet my particular interests (HVLP) and was keen to understand exactly what I was looking to achieve from the course. I came away with a far better understanding of the subject and many tips on how to improve the quality of finishing on my home projects. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone interested in spray finishing be they a beginner or someone who just wants to improve.
Adrian Ede - - #11154
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