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Whether you have a piece you want to restore for yourself, would like to start up a little side-hustle or are an aspiring Pro, this Course will show you how to restore and restyle beautiful Vintage wood to a Professional level.
No previous experience is necessary.
You'll get to learn all the essential techniques for completely stripping back, repairing and refinishing, as well as adding design accents to elevate / update the look.
Together we'll create show-stopping pieces that celebrate the natural beauty of the original wood (whether it's veneer or solid or both!).
I'm going to be working on the fabulous but sadly neglected Beautility sideboard you'll see in the pictures.
I'll be sharing everything with you as I go along. You can watch or work alongside me on a piece of your own to really get to grips with the whole restoration process.
You'll get recordings of everything and access for the duration to my private support group to get support in between live sessions.
I'm planning to share with you the following aspects:
In-depth prep of wood surfaces covering all the different stripping methods.
How to deal with damaged, missing or lifting veneer, inc. removal, repair and replacement
How to apply Stains and blend in damage if your wood needs a little more help as well as add tinted finishes to neutralise and add contrast and design
Using subtle elements of painted design to enhance the natural beauty of the piece
Understanding different finishes available to be able to make the best choice
In-depth exclusive tutorial on my personal 'best of both Worlds' finishing method which makes the grain pop and gives ultimate protection, which can be carried out in a matter of hours.
The best way to refinish the interior surfaces, backs etc.
Restoring / refinishing the existing handles and hardware
You won't have to worry about figuring out the best products to use and getting lost in a sea of options! I've explored many different products over the years and so this course combines the best of modern hi-tech products with more traditional approaches.
That means they are safe and pleasant to use and wash up from, eco-friendly, easy to apply and the durable and hardwearing finish that will stand the test of time.
There are no smelly oil-based products that take hours to dry and ruin all your brushes! Everything is water-based or natural.
The added advantage is that the system I teach will mean your finishes will look good long term with no replenishment needed, which is a particular benefit if you want to sell the pieces on and save your customers needing to use the same products you did if they need to down the line.
The Course will be run live over separate sessions, focussing in on different aspects of the process as we go along. I'll demonstrate on my piece and you can ask questions and share your own progress.
The Course will run early next year and timings will be decided with the participants and the various time zones.
If you are interested in joining the Course I'd love to know what you'd like to learn about most and even see the piece you have in mind if you already have one you want to work on and I'll make sure this Course covers everything you need!