Applying a wood finish

Introduction to Wood Finishes

Course Details

Level: For All

Maximum four students are taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 1 Day

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £75.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Want to achieve outstanding finishes on your woodworking projects? Or looking to restore old furniture around the house? The one day introduction to wood finishing course aims to provide you with a better understanding of the ways to finish your projects. Learn from your skilled tutor how to stain and polish your wood to achieve a pleasing finish.

What you will learn

You will learn how to sand the wood to prepare it for a smooth finish. Be introduced to the stains and polishes available for wood, learn how to apply the stain and polish, and be guided on how to select a polish compatible with the stain. Furthermore, you will look at how to choose sanding sealers, waxes and shellac.

Additional information

By the end of the course you will take home a certificate of attendance.

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and in dividuals as required.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Peter Hibbin

Course Tutor

Peter Hibbin - Meet your tutor

What our students say...

A most enriching experience!

I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.

Roger T, Windsor Chair Course

Very pleased with the day

Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.

Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training

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