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Course Overview

On this course, we will teach you all the practical skills needed to paint and decorate your home without any professional assistance. If you have a particular project to tackle – or if you’d just like to learn some new skills that are certain to prove useful in the future – we will tailor your course to suit your preferences.

Here are some of the areas you can cover on the DIY decorating course:
  • Preparing your surfaces
  • Papering walls and ceilings
  • Using different types of paint
  • Painting metalwork and woodwork
  • Varnishing and staining
  • Painting exterior surfaces
Contact us now to book your place on this course, or read on for more information.

Who should enrol?

If you’d like to learn how to paint and decorate your home to a high standard, this course is ideal for you. The skills that you learn on this course (see What will I learn? below) will save you the cost and hassle of calling in a professional next time you want to refurbish one of your rooms.

Our DIY decorating course can also serve as a good foundation-level course for those wishing to make a career out of painting and decorating. However, if you are looking to turn professional, we recommend that you consider our Professional Painting & Decorating Course, as this programme will prepare you more thoroughly for your new job.

What certification will I receive?

Once you have completed this intensive course, you will be awarded an Access Training certificate to prove that you attended and completed the course successfully. You may also choose to take an optional examination, which will help you to progress onto more advanced courses going forward.

What will I learn?

Any of the following units may be covered on your DIY decorating programme:
  • Techniques for papering walls and ceilings
  • Using oil- and water-based paints
  • Preparing walls for emulsion painting
  • Preparing new wood for painting
  • How to paint previously painted woodwork
  • Preparing and painting metal surfaces
  • Varnishing and staining a variety of surfaces
  • Exterior painting
You may also choose to extend your course to cover any of the following areas:
  • Preparing walls and ceilings with lining paper before emulsion painting
  • Preparing walls and ceilings within lining paper before wallpapering
  • Wallpapering techniques, including window reveals
  • Splicing different papers and hanging borders

Progressing Further

Some candidates, having completed this course, choose to undertake other short DIY courses as well. This helps them to build on their knowledge and broaden their home improvement skills.

Our other DIY courses include: We also offer an NVQ Level 2 Certification in painting and decorating. Unlike our DIY decorating course, which was specifically developed for absolute beginners, the NVQ course is geared towards more experienced decorators who wish to advance their training and gain an industry-recognised qualification.

Why choose Access Training Academies?

Here are some of the benefits we offer our students:
  • Specialist tutors with a wealth of commercial experience
  • State-of-the-art training centres, accessible from across the UK
  • A range of training options for novices and more experienced candidates alike
  • Flexible course structures – work around your existing commitments
Get in touch to find out more about our DIY decorating/painting course.
Not the right course?

If You’re Already an Experienced Decorator…

We will happily create a bespoke training course to help you learn modern techniques, get to grips with new equipment and generally brush up your painting and decorating skills to ensure that you’re always on top of your game. If you want to gain even more painting and decorating qualifications, Access Training Academies can help you.

Successful Students

“I really enjoyed the Painting & Decorating Course, my tutor was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable and I learnt far more than I expected to. I would recommend this course to anyone.”
Lucy Keenan