Beginners Furniture Painting Techniques

(2 customer reviews)


If you’ve always wanted to learn how to update furniture using paint then this is the course for you. This workshop is all about teaching the basics of painting to give you the skills and confidence to go home and transform that piece you’ve always wanted to.

Specifically in this workshop we give a short introduction to what types of furniture paint are available and in common use currently – chalk paint and acrylic paint, how they differ and what results they give. Then we move into the practical part of the course which will take the majority of your time and we will use planks of wood to teach you basic painting, 2 colour show through, dry brushing, wet distressing, colour washing and intense sanding for distressing and using metallic paints. We solely use Fusion Mineral Paint our acrylic furniture paint for this workshop.

This workshop is ideal for absolute beginners or those who want to progress from just painting to beginning to understand a few basic techniques.

Once you cracked your basic technique you can then progress onto one of our other workshops, Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques, Pretty In Paint or Take A Seat.

  • Attendance at a workshop entitles you to 10% off any purchase on the day.
  • Why not get a group together and book the whole workshop for you and your friends. Call on 01727 530592 to arrange.
  • Got a group but the date doesn’t work? Then call us and we will try to find a date that works for you. 

Capacity: 8

Duration: 2 hours

Workshop Leader: Emma Bustamante or Nicole Bryant


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We provide everything you need for your workshop including refreshments, materials and an apron.

The workshop will be held at Cositas, 32-34 Holywell Hill, St Albans. There is plenty of parking available nearby (prices vary) but please be aware that St Albans can get very congested so do leave plenty of time for your journey. There are some great places for coffee and breakfast on Holywell Hill if you arrive early.

Due to the popularity of our workshops, we regret we are unable to refund any places booked.  As a result please consider this when booking workshop places.

Additional information


Monday 10th February’20 10.30 – 12.30, Monday 20th April’20 10.30 – 12.30, Tuesday 30th June’20 10.30 – 12.30

2 reviews for Beginners Furniture Painting Techniques

  1. Charlotte

    Just completed Beginners Furniture Painting course, which was really informative and has given me loads of ideas. I enjoyed it so much, I’m already booked onto the advanced one!

  2. Hope (verified owner)

    Wow, I have wanted to do a furniture painting course for so long and this one was so worth the wait!

    Our teacher Nicole was brilliant and I’ve come away feeling armed with knowledge to take on my own painting project.

    Nicole is your go to when it comes to furniture painting and covered everything from how to prep your furniture to finalising your piece, she was more than happy to answer any q’s and she has so much experience to share…

    As well as all this the course was held in a lovely light part of the shop with tea/coffee and snacks, i had such a great morning and intend on booking onto the advanced furniture painting course very soon!

    Seriously girls 5 star service, Emma has created a beautiful crafty sanctuary in cositas (every high street needs one! )

    • Emma Bustamante

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and feedback Hope, we are so delighted you enjoyed the course and the shop. Look forward to seeing you again very soon. Emma & Cositas Team

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