Industrial Wood Finishing

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Class Description – Industrial Wood Finishing

ico_IWF101Industrial Wood Finishing (IWF 101).  This two-day workshop is designed to provide you with the essentials of fine wood finishing and give you valuable hands-on experience in solving you most challenging wood finishing problems.

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Upcoming IWF 101 Courses


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Participants Will Learn

  • How to choose the Best Finishing Material
    You’ve heard of all the types of finishing materials- lacquers, varnishes, and urethanes-what’s the difference and which shall I use for my products?  You’ll learn what is ideally suited for you finishing environment, along with what will achieve the highest quality finish possible.
  • How to Select Finishing Equipment
    Have you ever been faced with choosing spray equipment from a multitude of vendors, each saying a different type of equipment best meets your needs?  The reality is that each type of equipment (HVLP, Airless, Air-assisted, etc.) is best suited to do specific jobs.  You will learn what equipment works best for your particular application.  Attendees of this course can expect to reduce costly mistakes in the selection and purchase of finishing equipment.
  • Process Training
    Increase profits in your finishing department by reducing the labor intensity of your processes.  This seminar will teach you how to reduce unnecessary processing steps while still maintaining the highest level of product quality.  Issues in less than optimal workflow, due to the lack of trained labor and the use of inappropriate processes are addressed.

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Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to improve or learn about finishing in order to gain a competitive advantage for your finishing operation.

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*Course Outline

Day One
Session 1 – Lecture  |  Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Session 2 – Lecture  |  Enlightenment of Finishing Equipment.
Session 3 – Lecture  |  Wood Preparation, Sanding Techniques, Sanding Abrasives and Equipment.
Session 4 – Lecture  |  Staining and Color Work
Session 5 – Lecture  |  Sealers and Topcoat Applications
Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Preparing the Substrate—Sanding, Filing and Inspection
Session 7 – Hands-on  |  Staining & Color Uniforming the Wood

Day Two
Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Applications
Session 2 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Sanding and Polishing
Session 3 – Hands-on  |  Topcoat Applications
Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Touch up and Repair
Session 5 – Hands-on  |  Material Handling & Packaging
Session 6 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving and Participant Interaction

*Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

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Who: Open to all.  No pre-requisites required.
Cost: Only $1,095  |  Price includes all course-related materials and a complimentary catered-in lunch.

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Discounts Available

Discounts available if you sign up for two or more classes.

Coatings courses will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Classes fill up quickly, so register today to reserve your seat.  Call 856-696-8467 or contact us to sign up today!

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Additional Information

Satisfaction Guarantee 
Your complete satisfaction is important to us. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please notify your instructor and return your workshop materials at the end of the class, and we will issue you a refund or arrange for you to attend another AWFI program. It’s that easy!

Financial Policy
All seminars must be 100% prepaid before seminar start date. Payment may be made by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing 30 days before seminar date will be refunded in full, less $100 cancellation fee. Written notification of cancellation 20 days before seminar date will be refunded 50% less a $200 cancellation fee. After 20 days prior to seminar date, entire class fee is due and non-refundable. Seminars may be transferred to another attendee with proper notification two days prior of scheduled seminar. No transfers from one seminar to another seminar will be allowed. Please call if you have any questions regarding this refund policy.

AWFI reserves the right to reschedule seminar dates depending on class enrollment levels.

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Advanced Industrial Wood Finishing (IWF 201)
Wood Training

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