cottage paint

Cottage Paint I Workshop

No Sanding -- No Stripping -- No Priming


This FUN four-hour program will take you from start to finish using simple steps for a successful repurposing or refinishing of a piece of your own furniture, cabinet, or chair.

Bring a piece of your own worn-out or dated furniture, cabinet, or chair (under 40 pounds and able to be carried by yourself) and transform it into a showpiece with a velvety, updated, and durable finish.

You will learn:

• Proper surface preparation

• Barrier coat application

• Wash back technique

• Basecoat application

• Simple one- and two-tone techniques

• Waxes and finishes coats


This is a hands-on training program, so wear painting clothes. By the end of this session, you will gain complete confidence to tackle more refinishing projects.


Course fee: $119.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.


Contact The PlasterCenter to register: (612)374-0221,, or

Fee includes instruction, workbook, Cottage Paint products with sample kit, and a Cottage Paint apron. Snacks and beverages will be provided.


Location: The PlasterCenter
725 2nd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405


Instructors: Drew Beninati, Ann Stewart, or Theresa Parnell

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Reinvent, Rebuild, Refinish, Rediscover!

Cottage Paint II – Embellishments

No Sanding -- No Stripping -- No Priming





Duration:  One full day, 9 am – 4 pm

Class includes:  Lunch, handbook, Cottage Paint apron

Cost of class: $149.00

Take your Cottage Paint project to the next level! This full day program will instruct on how to take a finished project and add your own personal sparkle. This is a hands-on program, wear your paint clothes. Participants will learn how to make a one of a kind piece using a variety of products and techniques:

• Basic Glaze: Learn the proper application of basic glaze to antique your cottage paint project
• Crackle: Old favorite with an updated look
• Metallic Waxes: Acrylic precious metal paste for that polished look
• Beads: Add some bling
• Stencils: Introduction to stencil application
• Transfers: Learn this simple technique to customize your refinishing project
• Gilding Wax: Classic polished look
• 3-Tone Distress: Layers – layers – layers
• Texturpaste: For filling and creating texture and dimension
• Alligator Skin: Create this favorite with metallic waxes and cottage paint


Pre-registration and pre-payment is required

Contact the PlasterCenter to register!
(612) 374-0221