If you own a historic property, basically anything built before 1900, you may well have asked yourself how you could preserve the old painted surfaces. Should you paint, should you repair, or should you restore? How do you achieve getting the painted surfaces to fit in with other old parts of the interior? The key to answering this question is, the paint. 

Modern paints are usually made with a plastic binder. Old fashioned paints are made with natural and organic materials such as linseed oil, egg and milk protein.

On our two-day course you will be introduced to the old-fashioned types of paint that you can mix yourself. It is environmentally friendly and considerably less expensive than modern paints. You will be given an insight into the basic chemistry, quality and the aesthetics.

The course is led by Ulla Lunn m.a.a, a conservation architect. Ulla is visiting Northern Ireland from Denmark, touring especially for this one-off course. She has decades of experience in overseeing and managing public as well as private restoration projects. 

The cost of the course is £285 plus VAT, which includes all material, expert tuition, lunch and refreshments on both days. The reason for the course being either end of a weekend is that paint has to have time to dry!

To book your place contact Lady Dunleath on vibelene@btinternet.com or phone 028 4275 8203