Introduction to Wood Finishing with Mitch Kohanek May 18-19, 2019


$330 tuition, $15 material fee
Key Points:
*Learn to participate in the results and not just observe them
*Understand the importance of surface preparation
*How to correctly use different coloring agents
*Discover how to choose solvent based verses waterbase products
*Learn to choose the proper finishing schedules for different woods
*How to choose the proper finish for your project
*Learn how to “Practice Perfect” so that your finishes come out perfect

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


The goal of this two day class is to educate students on the best choice for finishing any project. Mitch will address how to select a finish based on the color desired and wood chosen for the project. Decisions are based on: proper surface preparation, dyes, stains, glazes, toners, paste wood fillers, penetrating finishes like oils, transparent coatings like shellac, lacquer, varnish, urethane, waterbase, two part coatings and opaque coatings. Mitch will discuss the difference between using rags, brushes or spraying when applying any finish. Discussions will include how to obtain the correct rub out process as well as the maintenance schedule on any project. Mitch says, “Think of all these materials and tools as chess players. You can’t play chess unless you understand how the chess pieces move.”

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.