Italian Decorative Paint Course

Contemporary metallic and rusty designer paints



2 Day


6.5 hours



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Italian Decorative Paint Course Overview

This course for Italian decorative paints will teach you how to create stunning feature walls and ceilings with metallic, iridescent, or pearly paints, from smooth and velvety to textured. Participants will also explore how to combine them to great effect. This 2-day course will teach you how to achieve or imitate the look of high-end wallpapers, Corten steel features and how to apply textured metallic paints to create stunning accent walls.

We will make sure you leave with a thorough understanding of various Venetian plaster base coats (plasters and primers), protectors (waxes, resins) and colour washes (transparent, iridescent, and pearly). In addition, our Master Venetian plasterers will make sure that you will be able to address any imperfections or difficulties on site.

The Italian Decorative Paint courses of Impera Italia come with a complimentary lunch for each day at a local Italian restaurant that serves homemade English and Italian dishes.

Just as our other courses, the Italian decorative paint training covers contemporary and traditional Italian and British application methods and effects but features certain finishes -in this case how to create metallic features and combine them with Venetian plasters- more prominently.


Who Should Attend This Course

You should book Italian Decorative Paint course if you would like to know more about Italian designer paints, like (or would like) to use a brush, sponge and other effect tools or would like to know more about current special decoration trends and finishes. Italian Decorative Paint course compliments any other Level1 one- or two-day Venetian plastering course.

This hands-on course will provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to create features on real walls on your own.


What should you bring?

Please ensure you bring along protective clothing and gloves as this is a hands on course.


Entry Requirements 

No prior knowledge of decorative finishes (paints) or Venetian plastering is needed to start this course, but experience in painting & decorating or plastering can be very helpful.



On completion of the course, you will receive the following:

  • Impera Italia Course Certificate
  • Marketing material for your future clients
  • Most popular Decorative Italian finishes sample boards of size 600x400mm
  • Sample of Various types of Decorative Italian, Metallic, Iridescent and Pearlescent Paints, Waxes
  • Impera Italia trainee discount code
  • Access to Impera Italia Cooperation Gate for future projects (Impera Showroom use)
  • Access to Impera Italia technical support
  • Invaluable knowhow, tips, skills, and confidence

Course Synopsys

The starts at 9am and finishes around 3pm.

A. Finishes

Sioloc / Sioloc Suede Smooth metallic feature paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)
Lime Eco / Samba  Pearly flat Italian colour wash paint
Tintoretto Matt, Venetian plaster-inspired metallic paint
Marcopolo / Marcopolo Sable Textured metallic paint
Gimcyn / Gimcyn Luxury / Gimcyn Chroma Fine gritty metallic textured paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)

B. Other products

Atomo surface stabilizer
Primer smooth and textured
Protectors sealers and sealants


C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care

How to handle and repair accidental damages

How to properly assess, prepare any substrate for Decorative Italian paint

How to calculate Decorative Italian paint material

How to re-seal or re-protect a surface

How to change the effect/look

How to deal with small or large projects

How to deal with fundamental or superficial cracks

How to deal with preparation work, Anti-crack and corners

How to modify the effect/look

How to maintain and clean Decorative Italian paints

‘What can go wrong’


D. Tools
Selection and maintenance of appropriate tools.


E. Working with Colours and Colouring

Manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance and colourability of various special paints.