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Wed, May 22


The Rusty Gate Studio & Vintage Shop

Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques Mini Demo Course

Learn basics of the 'finishing touches' Dry Brushing, distressing, decoupage, dark waxing, gild waxing and mould embellishments for furniture makeovers

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Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques Mini Demo  Course
Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques Mini Demo  Course

Time & Location

May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Rusty Gate Studio & Vintage Shop, 448 S Pine St, Burlington, WI 53105, USA

About the event

Do you want to learn the secrets of how to take your furniture painting up a notch?

In this demonstration class, you will learn several techniques for giving painted furniture an amazing elevation. These advanced techniques are the icing on the cake for any painted furniture. They are the difference between an amateur and a pro looking paint finish on furniture. If you are selling furniture or looking to get into it, this is a MUST basics overview of these advanced techniques that will set your furniture apart and make it look very high end. 

Whether you are a beginner or experienced painter looking for new tips and techniques, you will learn the proper tools and supplies, preparation, application and protection of the finished work for distressing, using dark and metallic waxes, decoupage techniques, using mould designs and more.   


Watch the entire transformation of different examples of various products onto different types of furniture. This is a demonstration class, with limited opportunity for hands on. We will cover a lot of ground, so be prepared with pen and paper to take notes! Watch and learn all my inside tips and tricks on elevating painted furniture to the next level - whether for yourself, or for making money, these techniques are solid GOLD!  With the information and techniques you will learn in this class, you will be ready to take your projects to new heights wiith confidence! You CAN do it! I will walk you through the entire process. The class consists of lecture, demonstration, and Q&A during each step.  This 3  hr class is $129 and hi investment will likely pay you back on your first piece!  

This class will cover the following topics:

* Different techniques for distressing paint finishes, and using the right paint to achieve the look

* The basic tools and supplies you will need

* Dry brush looks in dark and light colors

* Preparing surfaces

* Using dark wax for antiquing and gild wax for 'glam' looks

*  Making hardware stand out

* Using decoupage on drawers and furniture

* Tricks and tips for using Mould castings to elevate plain furniture

Are you ready? Register now and secure your seat because space is highly limited. Why not grab a friend or 2 and do it together? Minimum age for this class is 12 years of age.

Some Important Things To Know: 

What can I bring into the class? 

You may bring your favorite snacks. We will be serving light appetizers and refreshments  

Do I need to bring any tools or supplies?

All tools and supplies for this class will be provided for the students. 

Should I wear special clothing for painting?

This is a demonstration only class, where the instructor will be doing the painting, so it's up to you. But the instructor IS a messy painter, and who knows how far the paint will be flying (lol)!!  There WILL be creativity and PAINT is involved.

Can I get in touch with you if I have questions?

Call Susie at the shop (262) 457-4180 or send us a message through Facebook Further contact info will be made available on your ticket.

Can I cancel? What's the refund policy? 

We get it, life happens and you may need to reschedule. We will be fully preparing for all students so there are no refunds, but if you need to cancel, your registration can be applied toward any other class.

Still reading? C'MON! let's do this together! it will be fun!

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