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CLASS FULL - Historic Finishes: Varnish, Stains, Dyes, and Wax

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CLASS FULL - Historic Finishes: Varnish, Stains, Dyes, and Wax
CLASS FULL - Historic Finishes: Varnish, Stains, Dyes, and Wax

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Oct 23, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Saint Paul, 753 Hague Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

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This brand new class, taught by Mark Johnston of Historic Design Consulting, introduces you to wood finishes commonly found in older homes. Mark will discuss the differences between varnish, stain, dyes, and waxes.  He'll describe how to identify these finishes in your home and will demonstrate best practices for application, cleaning, and repair. You'll have the opportunity to practice these techniques during class.

Come with your questions and curiosities about historic wood finishes! We'll supply all the tools and materials.

Mark is the founder of Historic Design Consulting.  He is a member of the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians and the Association of Preservation Technology and meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for History and Architectural History. Mark has a particular interest in 19th century building trades and does much of his work using authentic materials and techniques. Historic Design Consulting offers a wide range of restoration services for property owners, including historic paint colors, millwork, research, maintenance plans, window restoration, and more.

This class is brought to you by Rethos: Places Reimagined. Rethos Education is financed in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Rethos: Places Reimagined requires all attendees to wear face masks and maintain social distancing for the duration of the class.

Refund policy: Refunds are provided up to seven days prior to the class. Please email info@rethos.org if you would like a refund on your purchased ticket. Rethos will arrange to refund the cost of the class.

Cancellation policy: A class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Decision to cancel a class will be announced to  registrants at least 24 hours before the class' scheduled time. Refunds will be provided to all registrants.

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