Course Overview

On this DIY 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.

Among other skills, we can teach you how to prepare surfaces, paper walls and ceilings, and apply different types of paint to metalwork, woodwork. Contact us now to speak with a course advisor, or read on for further information.

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

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? above) 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.

Ready to book your training course? Call Access Training today on 0800 345 7492.