What’s New?

The Brilliant Marine Varnishing Method (BMVM) Training Courses are coming soon…………….!!


There will be a one day, eight hour Introductory training for DIYers and newbies, but also suitable for trainees, boat owners and anyone with an interest to learn the rudiments of marine varnishing. This will be a practical, hands-on training that covers the three cornerstones of good varnish work – Stripping, Sanding and Brushing, with lots of other essential information like, Masking, Planning your Job, Cleaning brushes and Q & A sessions to resolve your own individual issues.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued and the course will include a free kit of tools and materials. All participants must have a copy of ‘Brilliant Marine Varnishing” as this will also serve as a text book.

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The Advanced course is spread over three days and attendance requires a working knowledge of the BMVM, or a familiarity with preparation and application procedures. It is aimed at those wishing to have a career in marine decorating with varnishing as the core pursuit.

The course revisits briefly the fundamentals of sound varnishing practise but concentrates more fully on a range of specific issues that challenge a professional. Proficiency in defect repair, coating up in less than perfect conditions, colouring and graining techniques, applying sealant wipes………are a few of the areas we will address. Much of the applied training will be aboard an actual vessel and participants are required to demonstrate their capability in order to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

The presentation of these courses will be fairly flexible in respect of location, and do lend themselves as useful, innovative and informative opportunities for yacht clubs, wooden boat organisations, super yacht captains and managers, boating associations and the like, to make available to their members and crews. Anyone who would like to take their skills to the next level will enjoy these opportunities in an atmosphere of fun and encouragement, while absorbing essential tools that will transform their varnishing efforts. Check it out!!

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