Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Tools for Finishers: Choosing & Using the Right Brush with Tim Puro

Dates: 8/9 - 8/10
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $275
Materials: $90
Deposit: $125

Your shop is filled with thousands of dollars of woodworking tools and you build furniture from the best wood you can find. And then you finish that project--with a cheap foam brush? Brushes are serious tools. If you want to improve your finishing, get the right finishing tools and learn how to use them properly. Brushed-on finishes can rival spray finishes if you have the proper brush and brushing technique. In his two day class, Tim will show you which brushes to use for applying shellac, varnish and water based coatings as well as the proper techniques for using those brushes.

Invest two days learning how to brush finishes properly and your finishing will improve. The class fee of $90 includes a varnish brush, a shellac brush, a glazing brush and waterbase brush you get to keep!

Key Points:

Learn the proper technique for applying finishes with a brush
Determining the proper film thickness of a finish
How to sand between coats
Develop a system for cleaning and caring for brushes
Applying glaze with a brush to add depth to finishes
Which finishes are made for brushing
How shellac and water base finishes can work together
Adjusting sheen of a brushed on finish from matte to piano gloss

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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