Furniture Upcycling course - Supply List
This is best case scenario of what you need for the workshop and includes links to what I would provide for you on a workshop myself.
Please don't worry if you can't get everything as I can help you with workarounds. There are ways and means to solve pretty much most problems... as long as you have paint and brushes! ;)
Just drop me a message if you want to ask any questions or check if what you have already will do the job! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cleaner such Fusion TSP. You can use Sugar Soap / other degreaser but rinse WELL
- Dish Scrubby (I use washable silver scourers from Wilko)
- Clean, dry rags or paper towels (I use washable microfibre cloths like these)
- Sandpaper – 180 (Plus: for heavy scratches -120. For getting to raw wood - 60)
- Cork Sanding Block (Mine is from Wilko)
- Dust mask if you are not in a well ventilated area
- Dust pan & brush
- Tack cloth (a very, very rung out damp cloth will suffice if you've not got one)
Optional - depending on your piece:
- Screwdriver / pliers (if required for removing handles, closures and hinges etc) -
- Wood filler & putty knife/card if areas need filling. (Ronseal 2 part Wood Filler is my choice)
- Wood Glue & mini clamps if repairs are required. (Gorilla Wood Glue is my choice)
- Stain blocking Primer such as Zinsser B.I.N if working on woods that will bleed or have knots
- Fusion Mineral Paint (If not using Fusion, try to tick to self-sealing paint such as 'Satinwood', 'Eggshell' or other Mineral type furniture paints with an 'in-built top coat')
- Flat Synthetic Paint brushes in various sizes – 1” for detail, 2” / 3” for larger areas
(I love these and these)
- Aluminium Foil (or you might prefer cling wrap)
Synthetic sanding pads like these (Usually I get fine and super fine)
Optional depending on your piece:
- Mini Micro Fibre roller and mini paint tray if you are doing a big flat surface
- 'Laying off' Brush if you are doing a big flat surface (I use this one by Hamilton)
- Masking Tape for delicate surfaces (Frogtape is my first choice but this stuff is pretty good!
- Craft scalpel with a straight edge pointed blade (I use this style)
- Long ruler (I prefer clear, some like to cut against metal - so this one which is clear with a metal edge is perfect!)
- Mini Masking tapes - come in different widths. I recommend a brand called Tamiya (just buy the refills)
- Top coat, wax, oil - you could choose to buy a product after you have completed the final module and decided the protection and look you want from what we cover :) I will demo the options!
- Foam Brush / applicator
Post a pic of your piece in the Workshop group if you're not sure what you might need.
*Please note: these are affiliate links so I might get a few pennies back if you decide to buy anything using them!
Also: Have a look at the top tools I recommend for Furniture Upcycling
(You won't need them all for this project neccesarily - key tools are listed above)