Restoration & Design

Course Description:

Students in this program will be prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills to finish exterior and interior structural surfaces by applying protective or decorative coating materials, such as paint, stain, and wallpaper. Includes instruction in surface preparation; selecting, preparing, and applying finishes. Students will learn equipment operation and maintenance; finish selection; safety and clean-up; environmental effects on finishes; adhesion properties; and applicable codes and standards. Design, color theory, and faux finishes are also explored.

Skills Learned:

Students are taught how to properly use brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Decorative wallpaper, borders, vinyl, fabric, and other materials will be applied to walls giving students an opportunity to utilize actual procedures and skills. Drywalling, drywall patching, floor planning, and design and layout will be included as well. Related math teaches the students how to measure properly, estimate and plan work. This course stresses the development of sound work habits and the understanding of labor and management. It provides knowledge of materials and their uses, while exposing students to the proper and safe use of equipment and tools.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Painters, Job bidding, Retail, Interior Design, and Decoration, Wallpaper Hanger, Color Specialist, Drywall Installation, Wood finisher, Wood Refinishing, and Set Design.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Institutions offering further education in this course would include IUP- Interior Decorating, LaRoche University- Interior Decorating, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 57 of Western Pa.


Mrs. Richards – Restoration & Design Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1356
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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