Intro to Surface Design

Intro to the course

Understanding that many tradesmen are usually very busy, and training time is at a premium, we have made sure that we can deliver all that you need as a beginner within a ‘4-day intensive course’.

This will give you a good understanding and knowledge of the product range, with the confidence to take on your own projects. We have all the tools that we recommend you use when applying a finish, which means you can leave the course ready to take up a polished plaster job right away.

The course will be relaxed and fun as we all learn how to apply these finishes. While not easy, the work does build upon your existing skills as a plasterer. Getting it right can be challenging, if it was easy more people would do it, but we are here to help every step of the way.

What you will learn

The Theory

  • You will learn the theory behind each product/finish from the correct primers to use through to the various options with wax finishes.
  • You will learn about which surfaces are best for certain situations.
  • Learn which products are best suited to bathrooms.

The Practical

  • You will work on your own sample boards, learning how to apply layers.
  • Practice with Marmorino in various finishes and styles.
  • You will have your own work booth, applying to walls, ceiling, internal and external corners.

The Takeaways

  • You can take with you your sample boards to show prospective clients.
  • You will leave with a wealth of information in a pack.
  • We offer ongoing support, as well as specialist products and advanced training courses.

Course details

The course is structured so that the attendees get the most effective learning they can, course numbers are restricted to 6. We supply refreshments during breaks, and have an ethos that ‘no question is a bad question’, so encourage teamwork and discussion.


  • 4 day course, 10am-4pm.
  • Tea, coffee and lunch is provided.
  • Best Italian materials imported from Venice used for training.
  • We supply all the tools and boards you need for the training course.
  • We offer (at additional cost) all the tools to set up your own polished plaster ‘kit’.

The cost of the ‘Introduction to Surface Design’ workshop and
everything it comes with is just £1000. This represents great value for a course in such a high end product.



Contact us



Unit 6, Flanshaw Business Park, Kelly Way, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9FR