Prepare & Paint

Learn to decorate in a day, or over two evenings.

All set to decorate one room… or perhaps your entire home? Brush up your decorating techniques by messing up our workshop, instead of your living room!

Painting a room is a great way to transform your home interior, without it costing the earth. But it can be a daunting task and everyone wants to have that professional looking finish. What’s the secret to decorating success? Preparation and practice.

Our Prepare & Paint workshop is a very practical class. From clearing the space to cleaning up brushes, we will take you methodically through the whole process.

We will guide you through the importance and process of preparation: How to fill gaps and blemishes to make the surfaces smooth and ready for paint. You will practice using different tools and materials, experiment with different qualities of brushes and finally learn how to apply paint to where you want and not all over yourself.

In the first session, each student will have a panel of ‘wall’ and woodwork to work on. You will learn how to select the correct tools and materials and prepare a room for painting, from cleaning the paintwork to filling small and large holes in the walls and woodwork. Learn what materials to use and how to apply the filler and how to sand the surfaces in preparation for painting. We will even show you how to prepare areas that have been damaged by water stains, flaky plaster and lost areas of wood.

Next you will learn how select the correct paint and judge the correct situation to use primer and  undercoat and how  to paint ceilings, walls and woodwork.
Get to grips with how to paint edge lines that are crisp and sharp.

Delight in painting without drips or masking tape and learn how to select and care for a paintbrush. We will even  show you how to clean a brush and a roller so that they will give you years of service.

Brush up your decorating techniques by practising under the guidance of an experienced professional decorator, who can answer your decorating problems as well, so bring photos of the snags in your home and take away lots of confidence to tackle the tasks at hand.

All personal protection, tools and materials are included. Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for everyone.


Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sun 28/05/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Sold Out
Thu 29/06/2017 18:30 21:00 PREPARE & PAINT 2 evenings £140 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Tue 04/07/2017 10:30 13:00 PREPARE & PAINT 2 mornings £140 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 15/07/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Tue 12/09/2017 10:30 13:00 PREPARE & PAINT 2 mornings £140 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 23/09/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Thu 05/10/2017 18:30 21:00 PREPARE & PAINT 2 evenings £140 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 21/10/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Tue 31/10/2017 10:30 13:00 PREPARE & PAINT 2 mornings £140 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 11/11/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk