Dulux Academy Kitchen Furniture Refreshment Day Review

Updated May 3, 2024 | Posted Jan 30, 2019 | Professional insight, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Ok, I wanted to sit down and write an honest Dulux Academy “kitchen & furniture refurbishment” day review……FRICKIN’ GREAT!!!!

I’m a professional decorator, and I’ve done a little bit of spraying in the past, but I really wanted to take my career to the next level. I saw an advert for the Dulux Academy on the Decorators Forum UK and thought, “why not”.


My Experience on the Course  


It was a good day packed full of info and lots of little nuggets to help you when spraying kitchens, furniture, and bedrooms, etc.

One thing to note – it’s NOT designed to teach you how to spray.  You should already have at least some knowledge and experience of hvlp spraying before even thinking about doing this course.

What Tony Pearson-Young did teach us was how to set your stall out professionally and in a way to minimise problems further along the process.

He also showed us how to suitably prepare different surfaces e.g. Waxed, varnished, lacquered, mdf, etc, etc. Plus, the different types of kitchens you’ll come across and their own quirks you’ll need to overcome.


A big thing I learned on this Dulux course was how to do repairs and change the look and feel of a kitchen without much fuss.  This being a major upsell you can offer the client.

We all did a bit of furniture and also had a basic kitchen to spray and hand paint.

The key point here, it’s not a spraying course directly, it’s about producing a bespoke hand-crafted finish.

In summary, a really good starting point for those wishing to increase their skills and offering to clients. For decorators, it’s your chance to take a massive step forward and earn more money.

Obviously, you won’t be a master craftsman with just one day’s training, but it will point you in the right direction.

Big thanks to Tony Pearson-Young and the Dulux Academy team for developing this course, it will certainly help a lot of decorators upskill.

Oh, and yes, I did pay for the course before anyone starts spouting off about freebies and “fake” reviews, lol.

Click here to visit the Dulux Academy website.



Dulux Academy Kitchen Furniture Refreshment Day Review - Decorator's forum UK

Professional decorator ian Frost writes a full and honest Dulux Academy Kitchen & Furniture Refreshment Day review. Was it worth his time?

Product Brand: Dulux Academy Kitchen Furniture Refreshment Course

Editor's Rating:


  • It’s a great brush-up course.
  • You’ll Learn from the best!
  • It’s a great day out.


  • I wish there was more locations.

Blog written by Ian Frost – Professional Painter and Decorator

Updated May 3, 2024 | Posted Jan 30, 2019 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


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