To book a space for our Weekend Feature Wall Paint Course, please call our Master Applicator Darren Quinn directly on 00353 766803532.
The Feature Wall Paint Course was developed to demonstrate and teach you how to create stunning feature walls and ceilings with metallic, iridescent or pearly paints, from smooth to velvety to textured. Course attendees will also explore how to combine them to great effect. This 2-day course closely connected with our other high-end Venetian plastering courses will equip you with the knowledge of how to create high-end accents quickly and efficiently.
This course is held on a Saturday and Sunday in our Irish training centre, and you will be trained on walls, corners and large sample boards.
You will make sure you will be confident enough to take on any size of job with Italian designer paints, create solid and durable base coats and apply various protective and effect coatings.
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.
How Much You Can Charge After the Course
A 10 square metre feature wall with Italian designer paints starts from 300 euros or pounds and can cost as much as 1200. Large areas cost generally start from 65 and can be as much as 120 per metre square (9 square feet) in local currency.
Where is the Course Held
All our Venetian plaster and Italian decorative finish courses are held at our training centre at 20 Station Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NF in a huge, square metre purpose built industrial unit – only 1 hour 40 mins drive from Dublin and 50m from Belfast. Castlewellan offers a number of local hotels and B&Bs if you’d like to stay over on Saturday night.
Who Should Attend
This is a great course for painters, plasterers and DIY who like contemporary high-end finishes and would like to add Italian feature walls and ceilings to their portfolio.
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 Venetian Plaster finishes sample boards, size 600x400mm
- Sample of various types of Venetian plaster, metallic paints, waxes
- Venetian Plastering trowel (200×80mm)
- Impera Italia trainee discount code
- Access to Impera Italia Cooperation Gate for future projects (Impera Showroom use)
- Access to Impera Italia technical support
- Invaluable know how, tips, skills, and confidence
- A semi-hard special effect brush
The Italian Decorative Finishes course will start at 8am and end around 5pm.
Please note that the only thing you need to bring is work gloves.
The application will commence on walls and boards.
|Sioloc / Sioloc Suede||Smooth metallic feature paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)|
|Marcopolo / Marcopolo Sable||Textured metallic paint|
|Antica Calce / Samba||Pearly flat Italian colour wash paint|
|Gimcyn / Gimcyn Luxury||Fine gritty metallic textured paint (demo for multicoloured two-tonal effect)|
|Perlaceo, My Art||Semi-transparent effects on top of other paints|
B. Other products
|Protectors||sealers and sealants, synthetic and natural|
You will also learn how to apply colour washes, metallic washes and other special decorative coatings.
C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care
How to handle and repair accidental damage
How to properly assess, and prepare any substrate for Metallic paint
How to calculate Metallic 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 on site
‘What can go wrong’
How to select the right tools for the project and how to use & maintain them.
E. Working with Colours and Colouring
How to work with various colouring methods like manual and industrial, and how to assess and establish colour resistance and colourability.
A: No other provider in the UK and Ireland teaches and offers the variety of paints and effects we do. Our methods and techniques are practical, well established and detail-oriented; we believe in the importance of a great course, but what we concentrate on is to make sure our clients are successful and can specify and do the job!
Our after-care and support is also second to none.
Q: Do you teach on walls?
A: Yes, you will work on walls and corners beside our small and large format panels.
Q: How can I become an approved applicator?
A: To be an approved applicator, you just need to come back for a quick assessment after you’ve completed your first feature wall! Please contact us for further details.
Q: Why don’t you teach more finishes? Some suppliers teach dozens!
A: You should be familiar with the various effects on the market, independent of manufacturers and trade names. That’s what we show and teach, selecting the best possible product for that particular effect!
Q: I’ve seen some nice finishes somewhere. Can you show me how it’s done?
A: Based on the number of bookings we would be happy to customise your course for a small additional fee if the effect falls within the range of Italian feature wall paints.
Q: Can you train our team at our premises?
A: Yes, for trade clients who would like to teach their team at their premises we have a special training package. Please contact our sales team for further details!