$150

Painting and Varnishing Workshop

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Lowell's Boat Shop

459 Main Street

Amesbury, MA 01913

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Marine finishing requires a lot of careful preparation, good technique, and an understanding of marine coatings. Gary Lowell will present and information-packed day of painting and varnishing. He starts with surface preparation, including techniques for sanding, to help make the job less tedious. You will learn how to choose the right brush and several brushing techniques. You'll also learn how to protect yourself so you can get a beautiful finish and stay healthy at the same time. Students are encouraged to bring small projects such as a hatch or seat to use as practice in class. Please check with the shop staff prior to bringing your project.

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Saftey Rules - dust control & chemical use

Surface Prep - paint and varnish removal, sanders and sanding techniques, & fairing putties and fillers

Brushes and Brushing Techniques - brushing & rolling and tipping

Applying Paint and Varnish

Specialty Products - masking, bleaching, staining, teak finishes, & wet sanding and buffing

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Gary Lowell is a descendent of the Lowell's who founded Lowell's Boat Shop. He is the president of Lowell Boats Inc.in Greensboro, NC which is an award-winning boatshop specializing in classic runabout restoration. Gary teaches painting and varnishing at the WoodenBoat School and is a long time friend of the shop.


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