Rehab Lab: Painting and Plaster
02/11/2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
3136 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $50.00

“Anybody can paint.” We have heard that said many times. To some extent, it is true. Painting is certainly easier than plumbing, electrical work, hanging wallpaper, tiling, and any number of other trades involved in working on a house. What we will teach you are the tricks of the painting trade—ways to be more efficient, ways to get better results, ways to proceed more confidently, even ways to talk the talk.

Our class will take place in a modest Victorian worker’s house in the Lyndale neighborhood of South Minneapolis. We will paint the ceiling and walls in the dining room.

The first question in painting a room is—what color should it be? The class is being cosponsored by the Sherwin Williams Paint Company. We will show you some on-line tools that Sherwin Williams has developed to help you with color choices.

In addition, we will remove the sheetrock or plaster covering the chimney in the corner of the room. This is a venture into the unknown. Once exposed, we will have to create carpentry and plaster solutions to fill the gaps between the walls and the brick of the chimney. With an old house, we can never be afraid of the unknown.

Lastly, we will learn something about the history of this house and give you some resources to do your own research. Painting, choosing colors, demolition & repair, and house history—come join us for a live action Saturday morning class. We guarantee a good time. You might even learn something. Wear your painting clothes.

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