AN INTRODUCTION TO WOOD FINISHING
This weekend course will teach you about what it means to apply a finish to a piece of wood. You will learn about different types of finishes and stains, how to apply them and in what situation you might want to use them. You will also have the opportunity to practice finishing techniques with a range of finishes on boards supplied.
Gain the confidence and knowledge to make informed decisions when choosing a finish for your project or restoration piece and new skills in applying finishes to a refined degree.
This course is designed and taught by our tutor Harry Morris, who learnt traditional french polishing and other traditional finishing techniques at West Dean College. See some of the tutors own work before you sign up! HTMorris Furniture
- How to strip old coatings
- Correct surface preparation, including grain filling
- What makes a stain and how to apply them
- What constitutes a wood finish
- How the properties of finish ingredients affect application and final characteristics
- Choosing a suitable finish
- Repair-ability and longevity of coatings
- Light fastness and UV degradation of surface coatings
- Applying oils, waxes, varnishes and paint*
- Advanced and traditional polishing methods
- Traditional finishes and how you might approach their repair
- Storing and looking after your finishes
9 teaching hours over 1 weekend
1 – Suitable for everyone
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:
All materials, tutoring and tool use – there are no additional costs
*Paint techniques will only be included if time allows
HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:
Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.