Unfortunately due to my current workload I am not running any Furniture Painting Courses for the foreseeable future. I’m keeping the Course details posted below, just in case I hold any in the future.
FURNITURE PAINTING COURSE INFORMATION
The groups are small (up to 4), so there’s plenty of opportunity for individual tuition. The tuition is informal, BUT I will cover much ground, and there will be plenty of time to chat and ask questions. I will be working on a demonstration piece throughout the weekend, so you will see a start to finish refurb.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of furniture painting/refurbishing, so I start from scratch. By the end of the 2 days, you will have enough knowledge to refurbish/paint furniture to a professional standard.
Importantly, you will be working on and seeing ‘proper’ furniture items being refurbished from start to finish, rather than just painting squares of ply board, which doesn’t really give an insight as to what furniture refurbishment is all about.
The total cost for the 2 days is £195, which includes all materials used on the course (paints, brushes, tools etc.). A 40 page manual/folder is included in the price, along with a set of brushes and a pot of Autentico Vintage paint. Refreshments and lunch are provided. A £50 deposit is payable upon booking acceptance (about 6 – 8 weeks before the Course), with the balance due one month before the course date.
You will need to bring a small furniture item along (eg. a small table, a wooden chair, a small cabinet…). If you’re struggling to find anything, I will provide something suitable.
The course times are 9.30 (for a 10am start) each day, finishing around 5pm (most likely a little later on the Saturday and a little earlier on the Sunday).
Drop me a line if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you to the mailing list.
The courses are aimed at those of you who have never painted furniture before, or who have dabbled but would like to learn more. You don’t need to be ‘arty’ or ‘gifted’ and the courses will cover the most basic techniques, along with a generous dose of furniture painting tips and a lot of fun.
I will cover everything that you need to know to get started in painting furniture and the workshops will be very much hands on. Whether you just want to refurbish an item for your own personal use, or are thinking about starting a business selling painted furniture, the courses will be basic enough so as not to baffle, but detailed enough to provide a good grounding for those of you intending to paint professionally. The first day will cover the basics and the second day will move onto the nitty gritty, with different paint techniques.
DAY ONE will cover the basics:
- Where to buy/find furniture and what furniture is suitable for refurb.
- What to look out for when buying furniture.
- Refurb preparation – from sanding and priming, to carrying out minor repairs.
- A totally unbiased run down on products and tools and tips of the trade.
- Painting with eggshell paints (Farrow & Ball, Laura Ashley etc.).
- Painting with chalk paints.
DAY TWO – paint effects and finishing touches:
- Waxing and finishing techniques.
- Paint effects – how to create different styles – formal, French, distressed, antique, two-tone etc.
- How to ‘bling’ plain furniture and adding those all important finishing touches.
- How to paint floral decorations/artworks.