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Kitchen and Furniture Refurbishment

Behind the scenes feedback from our first ever Kitchen & Furniture Refurbishment course'

To ensure that we're staying up to date with latest decorating trends and client demands, we're always updating our course choices at the Dulux Academy. One of our most recent additions is a brand-new Kitchen & Furniture Refurbishment course. The new course kicked off last month, so keep reading to find out more about this innovative course, and the feedback from one of the first attendees.

Keep up with a popular decorating trend

If you're looking to improve our skills and techniques, then Dulux Academy have a wide range of courses to suit you. One such course is in Kitchen & Furniture Refurbishment which was added to the Academy course list this year. Refurbishment is a growing trend in the decorating industry and on social media, and more and more customers are asking for it. So, demand for the course was high, and the first day was completely booked up. Once the delegates had enjoyed a bacon sandwich, the course got under way!

The course is designed for decorators with professional spray experience looking to upskill. Contents of the course include:

  • Best practice for dismantling and masking kitchens, and protection of other surfaces
  • Learning how to prepare different surfaces such as waxed, varnished, lacquered etc
  • How to recognise defects and apply appropriate solutions
  • Application of water-borne products using both of HVLP spray and brush
  • Scheduling your work to avoid delays and escalating project costs
  • The ability to practise skills and techniques without the worry of doing it on a 'live' project.

"A really good starting point" - read course feedback

The course was well received by delegates. Decorator Ian Frost was one of the first to take the course, which he believes will help a lot of decorators upskill.

Ian said: "As ever, it was a good day packed full of info and lots of little nuggets to help you with kitchen, furniture and bedrooms etc. What Tony Pearson-Young did teach us was how to set your stall out professionally and in a way to minimise problems further along the process - how to suitably prepare different surfaces - the different types of kitchen you’ll come across and the quirks you'll need to overcome."

"In summary, it's a really good starting point for those wishing to increase their skills and offering to clients," he added.

The course has proved so popular that future dates have been added. Find out more and book your place now at the Dulux Academy website.