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Our Decorative Finishes Courses

Here on this page, you’ll find all our courses that are of a decorative nature. This includes our popular worktop refurbishment course using epoxy resin and stone flecks, our Venetian polished plaster and our NEW gilding by transfer and loose leaf courses. If you need help finding what you’re looking for on this page, just head over to our other course pages or get in touch with us.

Worktop Refurbishment​

This course is designed to teach you how to resurface kitchen worktops using Epoxy Resin and a spray granite product called Stoneflecks. The course is geared towards building your confidence by prioritising teaching you designs that can be easily replicated and sold to your customers. This means that even if you’re not exceptionally creative, you can still take the course and learn how to create designs that are both beautiful and profitable.

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Venetian Polished Plaster​

Our Venetian plaster course is designed to teach you the skills necessary for applying Venetian plaster in your business. During the course, you will spend two days on the trowel using a range of different products and producing sample boards that you can take with you to show your clients. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work on an entire wall to practice your skills and experience the full effect.

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Hawk StoneFlecks™​ Spray Granite

This one-day course focuses exclusively on the Hawk Labs Stoneflecks product. Stoneflecks is a spray granite effect product that can be used to resurface worktops. The course will teach you the entire system, including techniques such as masking areas and understanding HVLP for spraying and applying primers and topcoats. You will learn the necessary skills needed to transform worktops.

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Water Based Finishes​

Our water-based finishes course is designed to enhance your understanding of paints. You’ll learn about different paint systems, application methods, product finishes, and how to read technical data sheets. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to select the right paint system and apply it effectively, improving the quality of your work.

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Worktop Refurbishment​

This course is designed to teach you how to resurface kitchen worktops using Epoxy Resin and a spray granite product called Stoneflecks. The course is geared towards building your confidence by prioritising teaching you designs that can be easily replicated and sold to your customers. This means that even if you’re not exceptionally creative, you can still take the course and learn how to create designs that are both beautiful and profitable.

Key Features

Venetian Polished Plaster​

Our Venetian plaster course is designed to teach you the skills necessary for applying Venetian plaster in your business. During the course, you will spend two days on the trowel using a range of different products and producing sample boards that you can take with you to show your clients. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work on an entire wall to practice your skills and experience the full effect.

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Hawk StoneFlecks™​ Spray Granite

This one-day course focuses exclusively on the Hawk Labs Stoneflecks product. Stoneflecks is a spray granite effect product that can be used to resurface worktops. The course will teach you the entire system, including techniques such as masking areas and understanding HVLP for spraying and applying primers and topcoats. You will learn the necessary skills needed to transform worktops.

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Water Based Finishes​

Our water-based finishes course is designed to enhance your understanding of paints. You’ll learn about different paint systems, application methods, product finishes, and how to read technical data sheets. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to select the right paint system and apply it effectively, improving the quality of your work.

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Gilding by loose leaf

This course is designed to teach the art of gilding using loose leaf. You will learn various techniques involved in loose leaf gilding and the differences between loose leaf and transfer gilding, including their respective advantages and disadvantages. The course will cover different types of metal leaf, surface preparation, and the application process.

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Gilding by Transfer

This course teaches you the techniques required to gild by transfer, similar to our gilding by loose leaf course. You will learn about the differences between loose leaf and transfer gilding techniques, including the advantages and disadvantages of both. The course will cover the different types of metal leaf for transfer, how to prepare the surface and the techniques and tools required for application.

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Gilding by loose leaf

This course is designed to teach the art of gilding using loose leaf. You will learn various techniques involved in loose leaf gilding and the differences between loose leaf and transfer gilding, including their respective advantages and disadvantages. The course will cover different types of metal leaf, surface preparation, and the application process.

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Gilding by Transfer

This course teaches you the techniques required to gild by transfer, similar to our gilding by loose leaf course. You will learn about the differences between loose leaf and transfer gilding techniques, including the advantages and disadvantages of both. The course will cover the different types of metal leaf for transfer, how to prepare the surface and the techniques and tools required for application.

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