Develop Skills in Painting & Decorating
If you have been putting off home renovations because you are unsure how to go about them or if you are a tradesperson looking to learn new skills, this course can help you.
Painting – equipment, preparation, interior and exterior walls and floors, paint types & uses, painting techniques, preservatives, stains, varnishes, oils & waxes
Decorating – preparation, wallpapering techniques, types of paper, choosing adhesives, pattern matching, cutting
Special effects – textured finishes, faux finishes, stencilling
Tiling – preparation, adhesives, grouts, different materials, wet areas, walls and floors
Panelling – using different materials & installation
There are nine lessons in this course, each requiring approximately 9 hours of work including reading, additional research, completing the set tasks and assignments.
The content of each of the nine lessons is as outlined below:
1. Introduction – scope, tools, equipment – sealing walls, furniture, sealings, exterior roofs,
3. Preparation for painting
4. Painting methods/techniques
5. Special paint effects
9. Other surface treatments
Why Study Painting & Decorating?
Painting and decorating are concerned not only with beautifying rooms, homes or other pieces of construction but also preserving them and improving their structural qualities e.g. by waterproofing.
Painting is not as straightforward as it may at first seem. For example, different types of surfaces need different types of preparation before you can paint them. You may also have to paint them with specific types of paints. They may require one or several coats including a primer. Walls do not have to be as durable as floors, but of course it depends whether they are exterior or interior walls.
Decorating can be similarly complex. Holes in surfaces or protrusions need to be attended to before you can hang paper. It may or may not require a lining paper too. Some papers are self-adhesive, but others are not. Some have surfaces which are better in wet areas where they will not go mouldy but which ones?
This comprehensive course will help you to make the right decisions and provide you with a solid foundation from which to tackle all sorts of painting and decorating projects.
Who Should Study this Course?
This course is designed to help you build useful skills in painting and decorating whether for home improvements or to add to your list of construction competencies.
The course introduces students to a range of different types of surface preparation and decoration, as well as tips on how to produce professional finishes.
Those who this course could be of value to include - builders, handypersons, painters & decorators, DIY home renovators, self-employed tradespeople, people looking to gain some skills ahead of an apprenticeship or further study.