For over 70 years, Protek Paint has been dedicated to manufacturing and distributing the best quality paint and coating products that have unique features for designers, builders and the consumer. This includes being the North American distributor for CoverIt who manufacture some of the finest Decorative Lime Plasters, often referred to as Venetian Plaster, in the world today. Protek, through the Texturline Brand, manufactures quality Acrylic Plaster products along with various finishing products.
Protek is now restarting live in-person studio classes and training from its team of Protek Plaster Masters to provide applicators and decorating enthusiasts with both the tools and knowledge used for different plaster products using a variety of designs. We help applicators at all levels of experience go beyond the ordinary and into the extraordinary with their design styles.
In depth training for Italian Decorative Lime-Based Plasters and Acrylic Plasters is done hands on in our studio classes. We show applicators how they can create unique finishes with traditional decorative lime plasters, as well as Acrylic Plasters that incorporate modern technology into these products.
Note: At the studio location ‘masking mandates’ and ‘proof of vaccination’ were discontinued in March 2022. However, individuals can self-assess and decide how to deal with these issues. Protek has provided distancing measures in the studio and have restricted class participants to three (3) per class.
Decorative plastering is a trade unto itself and takes both skill and experience to do it well. As a result, Protek Paint offers both experienced applicators and prospective enthusiasts the opportunity to learn specific techniques from its experts, so they can build on their decorative plastering skill sets for projects in offices, restaurants, stores and homes.
The Protek Studio Classes have been divided up into categories based on two main product groups, Acrylic and Lime-Based Plaster Coatings. Each class will focus on the skills and techniques used for each. Our classes provide access to product and tool purchases at discounted prices.
Exceptional Acrylic Plaster finishes require Top Coat treatments that take them to the next level, while Lime-Based products rely on layering with additives to achieve exquisite results. Both product groups require specific techniques that become refined over time. Our goal is to help applicators to expand their exposure to different design styles using specific techniques that they can build on in the future.
Studio class members will be given the chance to work on interior and exterior corners that simulate real job site application conditions. This will help them achieve a better understanding of the potential difficulties they can face on a job site.
The studio classes are run by Barry Affleck, Protek Paint’s resident expert in all things to do with decorative plaster, using both traditional and modern methods. Barry has 50 years of experience and offers his students exceptional technical support, making him a true Plaster Master.
Classes can be booked online and will be held at the Studio Location: 21 Belvia Road, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3R2.
Protek Paint suggests practicing at home after each class and visiting the Protek Paint on YouTube for more video applications.
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