George Williams Antiques

Staining and French Polishing Masterclass. Winter schedule coming soon

150.00

Saturday 3rd June. 10.am-5.00pm.

A MASTER CLASS IN STAINING AND FRENCH POLISHING ANTIQUES.

  • This is a one day onsite course designed to introduce participants to staining, French polishing and different finishes.
  • The course will be delivered by George in his own workshop in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • The course is open to all levels, beginners, and professionals.
  • Participant numbers are limited to ensure that learners have the best opportunity to practise the skills of sanding, staining and polishing under George’s guidance.

 

The day includes;

 

  • Learning the principles of cleaning antique furniture and how to revive old surfaces.
  • Correct application of wax finishes and the importance of protecting timber from moisture and dust  .
  • Understanding timber in the bare state and examining defects and faults that might be troublesome when applying the right finish.
  • The technique of grain filling
  • Sanding and how to achieve the perfect finish.
  • Stains and staining, understanding the different types from the 18th century to the present day. Learning how old stains were made and applied. The problems that can arise.
  • French polish, and the art of applying it to a timber surface.
  • The art of restoring damage and scratches on polished surfaces.
  • Participants partake in all the different processes throughout the day.

Tea, coffee and lunch provided. Maybe a cake or even buns.

€150.00

 

A one day onsite masterclass in the art and history of staining and French Polishing.
The day includes lunch, tea and coffee and maybe a cake or even a bun.

10.00am-5.00pm

Price: €150.00 | Places limited, pre booking essential.

 

 

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