Dulux Academy Kitchen & Furniture Refreshment Day Review

by Ian Frost

Ok, so here’s my brief feedback about the Dulux Academy “kitchen & furniture refurbishment” day……FRICKIN’ GREAT!!!!

Ha ha, as ever it was a good day packed full of info and lots of little nuggets to help you with 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.
How to suitably prepare different surfaces e.g. Waxed, varnished, lacquered, mdf, etc, etc.
The different types of kitchens you’ll come across and their own quirks you’ll need to overcome.

A big one 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.

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

Big thanks to Tony Pearson-Young and the Dulux 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.

Cheers, Frosty 🙂

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