This two day course is designed to give the students 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. Each student will have a design consultation with the tutor before executing it on a small piece of furniture of their choice. We’ll also make sure professional photography is taken so you’ll walk away with a portfolio piece and imagery.
1. Health & Safety
2. Materials and tools needed
3. Design consultation
4. Stripping and neutralising
5. Sanding techniques and removing residue
6. Stain block and primers
7. Eggshell paint techniques
8. Chalk paint techniques
9. Cutting back techniques
11. Paint flow and curing
12. Sealing – Wax and varnishes, oils
14. Evaluation of end-product/Professional photography
Beginner & Intermediate
Materials are not included in your course fee.
The majority of materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £65, payable to the tutor during the course.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please bring with you:
A small sized piece of furniture which will become your portfolio piece. The paint you wish to use if you wanted to add a contemporary twist to the piece and any hardware i.e – drawer and door handles or new hinges/catches. All woodcare materials are provided. There will be trade standard synthetic brushes to use for painting to a professional level.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
Oliver Piepereit is a trained Interior designer with a love of arts and crafts. After 10 years in the design industry he decided to go solo to found an innovative furniture making and refinishing company called OP Woodcraft who specialise in furniture design and make, French polishing, modern finishing and tutoring.