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.
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
The starts at 9am and finishes around 3pm.
|Sioloc / Sioloc Suede||Smooth metallic feature paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)|
|Antica Calce / Samba||Pearly flat Italian colour wash paint|
|Perlaceo / My Art||Semi-transparent effects on top of other paints|
|Marcopolo / Marcopolo Sable||Textured metallic paint|
|Gimcyn / Gimcyn Luxury||Fine gritty metallic textured paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)|
B. Other products
|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’
Selection and maintenance of appropriate tools.
E. Working with Colours and Colouring
Manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance and colourability of various special paints.
A: Impera Italia identified the key features and qualities of various seamless Italian finishes to establish standards and developed a unique and effective method to teach traditional and contemporary effects. We teach and approve only the highest quality hand-made Venetian plaster finishes and we offer the first course system focusing solely on how to achieve consistent and high-quality effects with Italian decorative products.
Our method is based on the analysis of more than 50.000 msq of Venetian plaster feature walls and over a hundred thousand working hours and experience, but to ensure that we constantly keep up-to-date with the market trends, we also consulted a number of architects and designers all over the world to have a thorough understanding of the past and future of this applied art, from the specifier’s side.
Finally, the instructors of Impera Italia are experienced applicators who applied thousands of square metres and are familiar with all basic and advanced techniques. We believe that only applicators who are committed to constant development and continue to meet clients’ requirements can teach the next generation of artists.
Q: Do you teach on walls?
A: Yes! Our new state of the art training centre is equipped with large practising walls, which allows our trainees to get a head start on the market.
Q: How can I become an approved applicator?
A: To be an approved applicator, you need to take the exam needed for level 1, 2 or 3 mastery. To book the exam, you need to collect courses in value of 20 credits for each level, and create a feature of at least 10/50/100 msq of size, depending on the level of the mastery. The decor has to meet the standards shown and taught by Impera Italia and pictures presented as proof will be added to the feature library after they’re approved.
As an Impera Italia™ Approved Applicator you will be added to our list of approved applicators in your area, with every other benefit which comes with it (signature series products, samples, charts, master courses, etc.).
Q: Why don’t you cover more finishes? I’ve seen others teaching a dozen or more!
A: The number of finishes was established based on our experience and the feedback from our students. Our aim is to train skilled applicators, who fundamentally understand the application of various materials and are able to absorb all the information provided during the course. We believe that courses should not incorporate dozens of finishes based on commercial considerations.
Q: I’ve seen an interesting finish on your site. Would it be possible to add it to the list of finishes that I would learn?
A: Yes, it’s possible. Please contact our sales team to discuss the details.
Q: Do you offer on-site training?
A: Yes, we have a training package developed for trade clients who would like to teach their team at our premises. Please contact us for further details!
Q: Is there parking available onsite?
A: Yes, there is local free parking in the area.