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Decorative Furniture & Accessories Finishing

One of Our Most Sought-After Business-Building Faux Painting Classes

For hundreds of years, decorative finish furniture pieces have adorned residences around the world.  From 17th and 18th century Venetian hand-painted pieces, to the stylistic trends of the 19th century, the styles and trends of the past will always influence the decorative faux painting techniques applied to pieces of the present and the future.

Today, interior designers seek out talented faux painting professionals who have the unique skills required to apply decorative paint finishes to furniture, cabinetry, and accessory pieces in such a way as to match or compliment the designer's various settings.  Those faux painting experts possessing the ability to create such decorative painting effects and apply them accordingly will continually find their services to be in great demand.

This special niche of decorative paint application is not just limited to faux finishing pieces of furniture, but also includes applying faux finishing techniques to decorative accessories, built-in architectural details, iron work, wood trim and carved moldings, fireplace mantels, cabinetry, and many other unusual substrates.

Decorative Furniture & Accessories Finishing is a very lucrative addition to any faux painting or decorative finishing business.  Very few faux finish professionals possess the skill and talent needed to render these masterpiece finishes.

The Decorative Furniture & Accessories Finishing class is an intense six-day curriculum, where you will be trained in the execution of many different faux finish applications, from the initial preparation to the finished product, and everything in between.  Upon completion of this class, you will be able to create masterpiece and museum-quality finishes found today in the high-end designer showrooms across the country and throughout the world.

The techniques you learn in this class will range from simplistic one-layer soft finishes to a delicate process of building layer-after-layer to create very sophisticated effects.  It is not uncommon for a high-end piece of furniture to reach over 15 layers of finish.

Understanding the importance preparation plays is basic to this class, as is learning the correct primers and base coats needed to execute these finishes.

Achieving the proper base coat and building proper color work, toning and amplifying, as well as other embellishing techniques will be shown.  You will learn many decorative finishes such as: the Painted Antiqued Chip-off finish, Tortoise, Wood Burl, Chinese Layered Lacquer, Distressed Gold and Silver Leafing techniques, Antiqued Patched Crackle, Venetian Base finishes, Furniture Borders, Hand-Padded Resin finishes, Distressed Old World finishes, Distressed Gessoed finishes, and a whole lot more.  The samples you will produce and take home will be executed on wood trim and some cabinet drawer faces.


Decorative Furniture & Accessories Finishing

Current Pricing Information & Scheduled Dates
Price/Deposit Prerequisite
$2295 / $795 None
  Location Status Instructor(s)
April 21 - 26 Omaha FULL King
    Special price of $1,995 for this date only!


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