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Friday, May 7, Saturday, May 8 & Sunday, May 9, 2010

902 1st Ave S Seattle WA 98134

Artisan Finishes is offering the following workshop:

Milestone for Professionals

Level 1

This workshop is designed for people that have previous experience with Milestone or with troweling cement or plaster and are interested in learning how to make a living installing Milestone. There will be an orientation Friday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is important for participants to attend the orientation since it allows us to get started with the actual workshop on Saturday right away. Hours for Saturday and Sunday are 8:00-5:00, with a 1 hour lunch break. Bring your own lunch or visit one of several restaurants within walking distance. Cost for the workshop is $600.00 for both days and Friday's orientation. This will be a very intense workshop. Participation is therefore limited to 10 people max. to ensure that everybody's needs will be met.

This class covers the essentials for the aspiring Milestone installer. Attending the class will enable you to create samples in at minimum of 48 different colors and 2 different textures. You will also learn hands-on how to apply these finishes on interior walls over primed or painted drywall and on interior floors over existing concrete. A theoretical introduction into counter tops and showers is also part of the workshop. You will take home at least 4 (four) 2' x 2' samples, the beginning of your own sample library. Throughout the workshop there will be an emphasis on starting and having your own installation business. During Friday's orientation, you will get a chance to introduce yourself and your reasons for attending the workshop. You will learn about the history of Milestone and Artisan Products, tour our facility and attend a presentation designed to promote Milestone with designers and architects. You will also get a chance to ask questions about specific projects that you're planning to do. Saturday starts with a demonstration and practice of Milestone specific trowel movements and the use of a hawk. Following that, we will cover substrate preparation, mixing and coloring of Milestone followed by the application of base coats to at least 4 horizontal samples and a 4' x 7' vertical wall segment, including the treatment of corner details. The final part of Saturday will be the application of the top coat on your 2” x 2” samples. Each segment includes a demonstration, hands-on practice and Q&A.  Sunday starts with the application of the top coat on the wall sections. Following that, we will focus on the application of sealers. We will cover sealers for interior walls, floors , counter tops and showers. Again, each segment includes a demonstration, hands-on practice and Q&A. General >Milestone Instructions are available on our website . We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the written material as well as the available online videos prior to the workshop.

All tools and materials will be provided but you are free to bring your favorite tools. Workshop will be held at:
Artisan Finishes, 902 1st Ave S Seattle WA 98134 

Reservations: Phone 206.340.0830 or
info@artisanfinishes.com. Deposit of $300.00 required with registration.
Parking can be a challenge, so come a t least 15 min. early. Dress to get dirty.
Artisan Finishes reserves the right to cancel the workshop if we have less than 4 participants.