Wallpaper/Decorative Coatings Workshop

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This is a wallpaper and decorative coatings workshop that will be taught by Pete Wilkinson from the UK, Ed Mattingly from Boero Coatings, The Idaho Painter (Chris Berry) and Lisa Berry Paint Wife Lisa.  Pete has been a painting and decorating instructor for over 30 years.  Pete has applied his skills installing wallpaper paper professionally and in the class room at Preston College in the UK.  Come learn from a master wallpaper installer at this workshop.

Special guest of the class: Paul Feather will be teaching a short course on OnePiece wall-coverings.  Paul is the owner of Vista Digital which is a one stop shop for printed murals. Around 2008 Paul started installing multi length wall murals. Paul took the decision to push forward in this area as he saw a huge potential in the market for custom printed wall murals. Around 5 years ago Paul championed the process of printing and installing murals in One-piece, no joins etc.. solving all the installation issues that come with conventional multi length wallpaper and mural. 

Day two features Ed Mattingly from Boero Coatings.  Ed has been applying decorative coatings for over 30 years and is highly respected and has been a long time consultant to some of the largest painting companies in the world on decorative coatings. Come learn how to apply Boero Decorative coatings including metallic finishes, venetian plaster, metallic suede and more.

A bonus 1 hour course on Thursday: Social media marketing will be taught by Chris The Idaho Painter and his wife, Paint Wife Lisa.

A bonus 1 hour course on Friday: Professional estimating.  Writing a proper estimate.  Each student will receive a copy of our editable bid package.




Wallpaper Masterclass

This is a one day course which covers all aspects of hanging wallpaper from the tools and equipment needed to different types of wallpaper available. The course will be mainly practical, and we will start off by looking at wall preparation and hanging simple papers and then work up to some advanced wallpaper techniques.

The course assumes that you have no knowledge of wallpapering but by the end of the course you will be able to measure up and wallpaper on your own house or carry out commercial work as part of your decorating business. The course instructor is Pete Wilkinson and he has over 30 years of decorating and teaching experience in the UK.

Wallpaper is coming back and if you are adding this to your list of services, this workshop will include how to market your wallpaper business.  This workshop will give you guidance on how to leverage you existing clients, social media marketing, effective paid advertising, and bidding tips.  


The cost for this workshop is $475 for the 2 day wallpaper and decorative coatings course. Workshop size is capped at 20 participants. 

This course will be hosted Thursday and Friday, Course ENDED from 9AM – 4PM at our Paint Life Academy location in Boise, Idaho. 

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations are non-refundable. Cancellation due to emergency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information email us at support@the-idaho-painter.com

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