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Lucky 13…Profitable Finishes For Walls And More

In this workshop participants will replicate 13 design samples sure to impress potential clients. A variety of tools, techniques and product lines will be manipulated resulting in unique, sellable samples.

Karen and Liz will show examples of design and color options inspired by these finishes. Their goal is to encourage individual creativity while providing fresh ideas for tired portfolios. Karen and Liz continue to work in the field making the techniques they teach effective for walls and other surfaces.

Class includes instruction from two experienced finishers, detailed recipe manual, all materials,13 samples as well as potential bonus samples if time permits. Every student will receive a free quart of  THE NEW BELLA CERA STRUCTURED WAX as a gift.

Location: Chicago institute of Fine Finishes

Dates: October 5,6,7

Time: 9:00-5:00 on 5th and 6th
9:00-1:00 on 7th

Price: $595.00, $200.00 required to hold spot. Everyone who registers by Sept.21 SAVES $50 on tuition!

Take a FBK A-La-Carte Class

We want to make it easy for you to update your decorative finishing portfolio. We are giving you the option to learn these finishes at The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes studio during a private/semi-private class, or you can purchase the recipe along with a finished sample.

Private & Semi-private Class

The private/semi-private class will be a minimum of two days, and a maximum of 10 finishes. If you wanted more samples then more time will need to be allocated.

Cost $55.00 per sample board

View All Available Samples: A-La-Carte Boards >

Glass Bead Bonanza
taught by Sue Scott:

Take your portfolio to the next level with the unique beauty of The One & Only HOLLYWOOD & JEWELRY COLLECTION FINISHES! Introduce your customers to the stunning beauty of SOLID COVERAGE GLASS BEAD FINISHES for walls, ceilings, backsplashes, floors & counter tops.

You will learn the proper prep, when to top coat & what to use. We will also review how to estimate product costs. Samples will include our EXCLUSIVE HOLLYWOOD & JEWELRY finishes in our NEWEST color combinations.

#IamIDAL — with Sue Koehl-Scott.

20 Variations of the 2017 Color of the Year

Faux By Kathy has completed a brand new color chart using our proceed metallic texture, with 20 brand new shades of purple.

20 brand new shades of purple, Benjamin Moore color of the year for 2017

When an order is placed, we strive to ship it out that same business day. We let our artisans know instantly if we are short on something. Our goal is to keep them on schedule, not hold them up.

  • In stock order shipped same day via UPS, UPS SurePost or USPS Priority
  • Shipping cost is based on the posted chart or by weight and location
  • Internet orders receive free shipping for all orders over $595

Formerly in the field herself, Kathy understands the importance of timely product delivery. Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy care about quality, customer service, and reliability.

Time and again, she delivers.

Note: Extra charges will apply to deliveries outside continental US.

ANY 5 gallon bucket of material will include $27.50 per bucket will be applied to your invoice.

Would You Like to Be Artisan of the Month?Faux By Kathy Decorative Artisan of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be featured as an Artisan of the Month on our website?  Now’s your chance!  All you have to do to be considered is contact our office.  If you are selected, you will need to be available for a 30 to 45 minute phone interview and provide us with at least 10 pictures of your work, and a picture of yourself to be featured with your article. 

The increased visibility alone is worth it!  What have you got to lose?  Contact us today!

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