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Decorate in a Day

Decorate in a Day

DIY / Full Day / Adults

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Learn essential decorating skills on our one-day workshop so that you can renovate your home like a pro!

Learning to decorate properly is an essential DIY skill that can save you thousands of pounds and allow you to transform your home.

Everyone thinks they know how to decorate but there’s more to it than meets the eye if you want that high-end professional finish!  

We want to teach you the tricks of the trade so you can understand how to get your decorating done quickly, efficiently, professionally, and safely. We’ll give you the time and techniques you need to start decorating like a pro. 

Please note that we don’t cover wallpapering in this course instead focussing on proper preparation and painting on any surface. You’ll be shown products and techniques that make your life so much easier in a friendly and fun environment suitable for all. 

We look forward to seeing you in the workshop soon! 


In this full day course running from 10am-4pm, we’ll start with a coffee and a chat and take you through decorating step by step. 

We’ll show you how to prepare and clean a surface for painting properly. We’ll take you through proper sanding techniques, various paint removal techniques, dealing with loose paint and dust and keeping clean as you go. 

We’ll show you how to fill holes properly and which products the trade use to make life easier. We’ll practice filling large and small holes and sanding to perfection.  

Once our surface is fully prepped, we’ll give you a good understanding of paints to use. We’ll cover emulsions, wipeable paints, breathable paints, sprayable paints, undercoats and when to use them, stain blockers, one coat paints and more! 

Understanding synthetic and real bristle paint brushes and the different types you need make life a lot easier on the job. We’ll cover them in detail as well as rollers and keeping clean as you go to get you started on the right track. 

How fast to use a roller? What’s the best way to cut-in an edge? Which bit do I do first and why? How to load a paint brush properly? Which masking tape should I use? We’ll answer all these questions and more before practicing all these techniques until you’ve mastered them. 

We’ll give you a space to work in, the tools, paints and fillers you need to practice all the techniques throughout the day. We include free tea and coffee and all PPE required for the course. By the time you finish you’ll be decorating like a pro! 


• Paint Brushes
• Paint Rollers
• Variety of fillers and filling tools
• Caulk and gun
• Sanders and correct sandpaper
• Emulsion, stain blockers, gloss 
• Masking tapes
• Variety of other great decorating tools that you probably haven’t heard of! 


The course is designed to take you from a beginner level to a pro level over the course of the day. It’s for anyone that wants to decorate properly.


Located just off the A287 on the Hampshire / Surrey border, Ash & Co. Workshops is a super friendly, fun and relaxed environment that welcomes all ages and all genders to share in our passion for making. We want you to leave the workshop happy, content and full of knowledge that you didn’t have before. 

We’re there with you to offer advice every step of the way and always have time to answer all your questions. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided on the course and complimentary tea, coffee and water are available throughout the day. 


To secure your place on one of our Decorate in a Day courses simply fill out the form at the top of this page and purchase through the usual checkout process.

We will need the name of the attendee and a contact phone number or email address. You will receive an email confirming all the details, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have before you arrive.

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