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This course introduces you to the fundamentals of furniture refinishing. These introductory level refinishing skills teach you the different paints stains and protective finishes, the different product classes, how to prepare a piece, and the different tools, supplies and PPE you may require.

The different types of paints, stains, and protective finishes

Without this fundamental knowledge, mistakes will happen. This course will teach you how to identify the different types of products and what will and won’t work together. The concepts learned here will set the foundation for your furniture refinishing future. 

Choosing the Right Paintbrush

While this may seem like a simple task, there is much more to choosing the right paintbrush than picking one off the wall at the home improvement centre. You will learn the different components of a paintbrush and how each one contributes to the brush’s function.

How to prep and paint

Deep dive into the basics of how to prep and apply paint. Learn the different variables that affect the outcome of your piece, whether it means success or failure.

The Tools Needed

Purchasing tools, supplies, and PPE can be expensive, especially if you buy ones you don’t need. Learn what different tools are available and how to choose the right ones for the style of refinishing you do. From picking the right paintbrushes to finding the right prep tools, this is a must for anyone looking to invest in their business.

Start to Finish

This course walks you through the different stages, from choosing your tools and products, preparing the surface, applying and finishing the products you choose, plus clean-up and disposal. If you only choose one course, this is the one. 

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