What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this Intro to decorating session, you will learn tips of the trade when it comes to any woodwork involved in your decorating job. The paint that goes on your walls, is different to the type of paint you should use on woodwork, such as skirtings, door frames and doors themselves. Correctly learn how to prepare the area and apply paint to the desired area to give off a beautifully glossy finish.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Know health and safety issues associated with painting and decorating and associated tools.
  2. Know the appropriate tools and planning techniques for specific painting and decorating projects relating to woodwork.
  3. Be able to carry out a specific painting and decorating task with appropriate tools and equipment and in line with relevant health and safety guidelines

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify health and safety issues and risks associated with specific painting and decorating tasks
2.1 List the specific tools and materials appropriate for the project
2.2 Prepare the area to be painted
3.1 Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task
3.2 Demonstrate appropriate painting techniques to apply a first coat of gloss paint to a specific area to the required standards

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 2 hours.
Session times are usually run 10am – 12pm of given days, but occassionally we do change the timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for future sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally, anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry and unemployed are eligible to register onto our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media, or potential education providers.

Intro to decorating skills: skirting & door frames

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