Participants learn all aspects of finishing, from hand-applied coatings to professional spray lacquers. By the end of the course, each participant knows how to fill grain; color with dyes and pigments; put on hand-applied varnish, shellac, and oil finishes; and apply spray finishes.
Through lecture and demonstration, Teri explains everything from wood preparation to rubbing out. This includes selecting the proper abrasives, sanders, and fillers; layering of colorants; bleaching, glazing, and brushing; French polishing; and, of course, techniques for rubbing the final finish to perfection. Work is done on practice panels and cabinet door samples.
In the spray booth, Teri covers selection and use of equipment, safety issues, proper cleanup procedures, and correct spraying techniques. Participants use both water-based and solvent-based products, as well as colored (pigmented) finishes. Students who have spray equipment at home are welcome to bring it in for evaluation and practice. Tuition: $1,170
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