Milk Paints and Destressed Finishes with Tim Puro July 23 - 24, 2022

about this workshop

These days painted finishes are all the rage. Whether milk painted for a Shaker look, distressed for a shabby chic effect or decorative finishes that add a colorful accent to a room, it seems that just applying stain to wood is so yesterday. During his two day class, Tim will show students how to produce the furniture looks that are featured in national magazines and home decorating TV programs. At the end of the class students will take home a set of trend finish samples with step-by-step finish schedules so they can replicate them at home. So, embrace your inner Martha Stewart and join Tim for two days of creative finishing!

Unique Instructor Tim Puro

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$390 tuition + $75 materials

Key Points:
*Cerused finish – black lacquer on oak scrubbed with light paint to highlight the pores
*Farmtable finish – Using cheap black spray paint, white house paint and stain to create an aged finish on new wood
*Milk paint finishes – featuring real milk paint and new flat acrylic chalk paints
*Techniques for distressing that look convincing
*Red lacquer finish with black rub through accents
*Applying glazes to age wood and create depth
*Using a spray gun to create a grey finish for maple and white oak
*Topcoating these decorative finishes for everyday use

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Milk Paints and Destressed Finishes with Tim Puro July 23 - 24, 2022


Availability: Open

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