Beginners Furniture Painting Techniques


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 – if you do we will give you one place for free. Call on 01727 530592 to book.
  • 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.

We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy on all workshops booked. Within that time frame we will happily book you onto another workshop. We only refund workshop bookings in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the manager.

Additional information


Monday 21st January, 10.30am – 12.30, Monday 4th March, 10.30am – 12.30pm


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