Kitchen Cabinet and Furniture Finishes
Classic antique furniture has a sophistication of
look that cannot be imitated by mass-market factories or machines. It has to
be rendered by hand. You can learn how to duplicate age old looks
using the advanced finishes learned in this class.
You will first learn how to prepare and paint a piece of furniture or existing cabinets. No matter how old and dirty or what type of finish is already on them, the first order of business is make sure the paint will stick. Then you will learn up to five different finishes that you can put on your furniture or cabinets to suit your client's or your own needs.
We will be working with a new type of paint that is designed for furniture and cabinets. No priming necessary! Easy to sand and finish.
High contrast and Soft Antiquing, Controlling crackle paint, Distressed paint, Cerused Oak and clear coat varnish techniques.
In this class we will learn the correct way that a traditional Cerused Oak or wood is supposed to look. No more guesswork! Cerused oak is the same look as English Limed Oak but we use modern, safe materials.
We will work with lengths of onamental moldings but if you have a small piece or cabinet door you would like to do, we incourage you to bring it.
Please phone studio prior to class to discuss a piece to bring. No large cabinets or pieces please as we only have a limited time to finish.
|March 24 & 25, 2014
Monday & Tuesday
- 9am to 5pm
2- day class
Antiquing or the art of gently
As we past the millenium, people are looking back over the past
century and learning to value things that last. This is especially
true in today's "throw-away" electronic culture. A well-built
piece of furniture will last several generations and it may go through
many transformations during its life. There is satisfaction in owning
something that someone thought of well enough to keep in good repair
while allowing it to acquire "character". After we paint
and/or glaze a piece of furniture, the finish is rarely complete
until the new finish is aged. This is one of things we try to teach
at Dundean Studios: how to take the "newness" out of a
finish, gently age it to a certain point and then stabilize it for
the next generation. The generic term for this is antiquing. These
techniques can be used for both furniture and architecture.