Applied Colour Techniques for Woodturned Items (1 Day)

Applied Colour Techniques for Woodturned Items (1 Day)



This course provides hands-on instruction in the application of color to woodturned items using both spirit and water-based stains and dyes.

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This course provides hands-on instruction in the application of color to woodturned items using both spirit and water-based stains and dyes. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, participants will learn techniques to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their woodturned creations.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Coloring Wood: Understanding the properties of wood and the impact of different coloring agents.
  2. Overview of Stains and Dyes: Exploring the characteristics of spirit and water-based stains and dyes, including their advantages and limitations.
  3. Preparation and Surface Treatment: Techniques for preparing woodturned items for coloring, including sanding, sealing, and grain filling.
  4. Application Methods: Hands-on instruction in various application methods, such as brushing, spraying, dipping, and wiping.
  5. Color Mixing and Blending: Understanding color theory principles to achieve desired hues and gradients.
  6. Layering and Building Depth: Techniques for layering colors to create depth and dimension in woodturned pieces.
  7. Finishing and Sealing: Strategies for finishing and sealing colored woodturned items to protect the color and enhance durability.
  8. Troubleshooting and Correction: Identifying common issues in coloring woodturned items and techniques for rectification.
  9. Safety and Environmental Considerations: Understanding safety protocols when working with coloring agents and their environmental impact.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of woodturning techniques is recommended but not required. Participants should have a fundamental understanding of woodworking tools and safety practices.

Outcome: By the end of this course, participants will have gained the skills and confidence to effectively apply color to woodturned items using spirit and water-based stains and dyes. They will have a deeper understanding of color theory, application techniques, and finishing processes, enabling them to create visually stunning and professionally finished woodturned pieces.

Free Lunch in the Cafe included. 

Course will run 9.30am-5.00pm

Purchasing as a gift?

If you are purchasing this as a gift, we offer a 'Gift Voucher - No Specified Date' option (please select above). This will allow you to pay in full for a course that can be given as a gift & redeemed by the recipient at a later date. Please note, the recipient will need to know the order reference number (emailed to you at checkout) & book their space over the phone or in store.

Group bookings

We are more than happy to run this course for groups on a convenient date at a reduced rate. Please email or ring us on 01935822207 and choose the 'tools machinery and self selection timber' option to discuss options

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation or postponment of a course within 48hrs of the booked date will incur a charge equal to 50% of the total cost

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