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Level 1 Decorative Painting
Materials, Manual of Finishes and Supplies Included
Explanation Of Proper Surface Preparation And Mixing Of Glazes, Hands On Training Of:
wall glazing, basic wood graining, marbling and special effects
5 Day class designed for the professional
Time 9:00 am to 4:30 PM
This class is designed for contractors or those who wish to start a faux finishing business who have very little or no experience in faux finishing. This class will touch on proper surface preparation from repairing surfaces, testing previously painted surfaces for latex paint or oil base paint, proper surface primer, and also what type of masking tape, paper and equipment that will be needed to prepare your surface for painting. These are the most important steps for any finish to be applied, from your normal painting, hanging wallpaper, or doing a faux finish.
The course includes a Manual of Finishes with step by step instructions for all the finishes we will cover. Plus several others you will be able to complete on your own with the instruction you will receive in this class. The manual includes formulas for the wood grains, marbles, special glazes and effects.
Day 1 covers broken color techniques also known as glazing, Day 2 & 3 marbling Day 4 & 5 wood graining. You can take any part of this class the cost of 1 day $295.00 for broken color techniques or $595.00 for the 2 day sections of wood graining or marbling. In class we will experiment with traditional mediums, distempers, acrylics and oils. So you get a good overview of how the different mediums work. If you are not familiar with the different mediums it would be best to do the entire course first. Level 1 and 2 classes are combined and you will be separated out depending on your skill level. Level 2 class works on advanced level wood grain marbles and glazing techniques.