Beginners Furniture Painting Techniques

(3 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 Fusion Mineral Paint and why we love it. 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. 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.

  • 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


Tuesday 13th July’21 10.30 – 12.30, Saturday 17th July’21 10.30 – 12.30, Tuesday 14th September’21 10.30 – 12.30, Monday 15th November’21 10.30 – 12.30

3 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

  3. GILLIAN EDWARDS (verified owner)

    Had a lovely morning spent following great tuition from.Nicole. She was excellent iat explaining the techniques required to tackle painting a first piece. I have tried painting with Chalk paint (badly) on my own. The fusion mineral paint covers much easier and smoothly. I feel ready to try painting my old Tapkey furniture now and a couple of other projects. Thank you so much. I’ll be back for more workshops x

    • Emma Bustamante

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us Gillian, it means a lot to us to receive such lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again soon.

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