OP Woodcraft | Contemporary Painted & Upcycled Furniture with Woodcare – Courses
Contemporary Painted & Upcycled Furniture with Woodcare – Courses

Furniture Refinishing Workshops

These courses at our Cotswolds workshop are designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills needed to paint and upcycle furniture to a professional level. This along with the added woodcare knowledge will allow the students to sympathetically restore any piece of furniture whether it’s with paint or naturally.

The student will bring a relatively small/medium piece of furniture to work on which will go through my very own professional process. Acrylic eggshell paint will be used due to its quick drying times but we will discuss all types of paints in material discussions.

The course is designed for groups of 2 to 4. If you wanted a bespoke package then we can mix and match to make sure you gain everything you need from the workshop. This includes French Polishing and Contemporary Furniture Refinishing.

2, 3, 4, 5 day and a 2 week masterclass workshops are available – Here’s my course list in full – https://www.craftcourses.com/providers/op-woodcraft

The course covers the following –

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Concept mock up on paper – including colours, design, materials needed
  3. Materials discussion
  4. Stripping, neutralising and sanding/woodcare techniques
  5. Stain blocking, priming, knotting and undercoating
  6. Painting, rolling and cutting back techniques
  7. Finishes – waxes, varnishes, stains, oils, polishes
  8. Hardware discussion (student to bring hardware if needed)
  9. Staging and photography


1 day course £175 per person
2 day weekday course £320 per person

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