The 2nd Annual Furniture Painter's Conference!

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Derbyshire, UK

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Make use of launching your business in front of keen furniture refinishers who are looking to learn new ideas, test new products and techniques, and grow their business!


This is the UK’s only business conference for Furniture Refinishers.


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What to expect from the conference ...







The 2nd Annual Furniture Painter's Conference!

This Years Sponsors

General Finishes - Euro Finishes

This is the second year Euro Finishes ( the European distribution of General Finishes ) has sponsored Painters Business Academy. This year we are lucky enough to have Roy Brown and John Boa the company owners coming down from Scotland to demo the GF products and take part in a panel of experts. 

General Finishes topcoats in particular are a favourite with furniture flippers up and down the UK, but there are many amazing products to try. The wood stain and Milk Paints are a popular choice and to see the entire GF range check out the website

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Mint by Michelle

Michelle’s first product she brought out was a one of a kind! Decoupage papers with sizes for furniture. Michelle recognised there weren’t furniture (larger size) decoupage papers on the market and fully capitalised on the gap. As she was already getting these printed for her own personal work the leap didn’t seem too large to jump into manufacturing for the whole furniture painting industry.

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Daydream Apothecary Paint

‘Daydream Apothecary is about way more than just our paint (although the paint is pretty bomb, too, if you ask us). Instead, our company is about finding raw, beautiful talent and recognizing those who aren’t afraid to hustle.

We’re a better paint company when we partner with creative, edgy artists – well-known or not so much – who inspire us to be bold and take risks in our journey to create truly amazing paint for our projects.’ 

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Iron Orchid Designs

We are sisters who grew up with parents who were hippies and sellers, upcyclers and life figure-it-outers.

They taught us to be resilient and resourceful.

They taught us how to be artists.

They taught us that there is hardship and joy woven together into every person’s tapestry that can be expressed through creativity.

Most of all they taught us what it means to not be perfect.  How to ask for forgiveness and how to give it.

There is a strength in the vulnerability it takes to be truly and wholly seen despite our imperfections. This is where we get our name Iron Orchid and it is core to who we are.

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We are a small, energetic and vibrant company situated in the North of England, with manufacturing plants in central Europe. Our sister company, Posh Chalk Interiors of Leeds, is run by Solly Jo Lewis, who has a wealth of experience in crafts and up-cycling, and is well-known to many of our customers, and world-wide through her entertaining live programs on Facebook.

The WoodUbend story started just two years ago, when Solly Jo came across a new manufacturing process and realised the potential for what it offered. Bringing the concept back to the UK, and starting with a small range of designs, we sold our first moulding at the end of October 2018. That small range has now expanded enormously, as has our client base, and we now export to many parts of the world,

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Posh Chalk UK

Posh Chalk UK is a sister company to WoodUbend. Posh Chalk provides crafters and furniture artists with amazing metallic products like Posh Chalk Metallic pastes, Patinas and amazing metallic pigments. These beautiful metallic products are versatile and can be used for so many things. The pigments are the best metallic paint you can get on the market and they also have a range of Deluxe decoupage papers and stencils. We had an amazing workshop with Shereena last year and we are looking forward to you all meeting her this year. We know once you get your hands on some of this innovative product it will become a staple in your furniture art for sure!


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Fleur paint

Fleur Paint UK

Fleur Paint has its origins in the 70 years of experience gained in the production of high-quality colours for decoration and restoration. Traditionally used for the recovery of historic artworks and buildings. The exclusive recipe of our colours is based on skilful use of 18 different ingredients, including purest pigments and minerals. Processed in small batches according to the traditional production method, allows Fleur to obtain a product with unique characteristics.

Fleur is an Italian brand and fairly new to the UK furniture painting scene. It has made quite an impact with the large range of products from cans of chalk spray to paint pens. Matte and Chalky finishes and a huge selection of stunning colours. It is fast becoming a firm favourite with pro flippers! 


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This is for a 2-day residential ticket sharing, we can partner you or you can choose to room with a friend. 

£ 475

Room occupancy to be organised closer to the date.

Single Occupancy

This is for a 2-day residential ticket single occupancy. There is limited number of these tickets available.

£ 575


 This day ticket gives you access to the Furniture Painters Business Conference from 9AM – 5PM on Saturday 3 September 2022

£ 195


 This day ticket gives you access to the Furniture Painters Business Conference from 9AM – 4PM on Sunday 4 September 2022

£ 175