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 rusty and textured. Participants will also explore the 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 courses of Impera Italia come with a complimentary lunch for each day at a local Italian restaurant that serves home made English and Italian dishes.
The Italian decorative paint course is part of the Impera Italia training system and gives you 7 credits towards a ‘Impera Italia Approved Applicator Level1’ exam.
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 this 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. This 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 Award
- Five sample boards of size 600x400mm
- Three brochures with real, applied samples
- Goodie bag (depliants, raw products, etc)
You will also be eligible for a trained applicator’s discount.
The starts at 9am and finishes around 3pm.
Please make sure that the only thing you need to bring are gloves.
|Corrod||Rusty textured effect|
|Mineral||Smooth metallic paint|
|Mania||Pearly Italian paint|
|Hoblio Rustico||Textured metallic paint|
|Gimcyn||Fine metallic textured paint|
B. Other products
|Primer||smooth and textured|
|Protectors||sealers and sealants|
C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care
Accidental damages and their repair
Proper substrate prep
Re-sealing or re-protecting of the surface
Changing the effect/look in situ
Selection and maintenance
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: Currently the finishes in London are taught on various boards from half to 2 square metres, and on walls and boards in Ireland. The emphasis in the industry of special finishes is on consistency and control and not on square metres. An applicator of special Italian finishes should be able to control the movement to create the same effect from the first square metre to the last. We are fully aware that on-site circumstances are always different from the training room’s and therefore, we will equip you with a wealth of knowledge to successfully complete any project.
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 their premises. Please contact us for further details!
Q: Is there parking available onsite?
A: Yes, there is local free parking in the area.