9am – 4pm
all materials & lunch provided
Wood finishing can be complex and difficult. There are penetrating oils, synthetic varnishes, lacquers, shellac, dyes, stains, gels, paints, sanding sealers, grain fillers, putties, waxes, solvents, urethanes, and the list goes on. We developed this class to help you understand the various types of finishes available and focus on how when, why, and where to use them.
We will begin with a foundation in material selection and preparation, to help you understand which finishes to choose and for your projects. Then we will discuss the various types of abrasives and explore how, when, why, and where to use them. We will then focus on wood sealers and techniques for coloring wood with dyes and stains. After sealing and coloring we will explore varnishes, film finishes, waxes, and polishes.
In the final portion of the class we will introduce the various types of paints. We will talk about the various types of paints and the quality spectrum. Then we will discuss material preparation and the importance of proper priming; and then explore brushing and spraying techniques.
We will provide handouts for the course content, but encourage you to bring a notebook to record tips and tricks we share with you during the class. As with all NCFS classes, please bring your own safety glasses. If you have questions please feel free to contact Stuart directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 252.916.8226.