Painting and decorating students at Walsall College developed their resin repair expertise during a mini masterclass with a leading timber maintenance specialist. Repair Care International took the Level 2 students through the process of treating timber on housing and national heritage properties that have been affected by wood rot and damage.
James Lester, Technical Account Manager spoke with students about the fundamental causes of timber decay. He shared valuable insights in how to effectively identify and assess existing damage and emphasised the benefits of property conservation.
The students also looked through Repair Care’s durable joinery repair products, tools and accessories.
James said: “We have trained over 2,000 professionals in specialist repair and maintenance, we also strive to encourage others to provide these long lasting durable repairs in order to champion the longevity of a property. Repair Care products have a unique epoxy formula which allows them to move with the timber throughout the seasons, unlike traditional repair products which often fail. It was good to see the students fully engage in different skills-set. They asked lots of questions about Repair Care’s product range and services and also the work my colleagues and I have carried out.
“Some of them expressed an interest in investing further in this training with a view to being able to provide this service professionally.”
Patrik Novak was one of the students keen to use Repair Care’s products in future.
“I already do some painting and decorating part-time and come across situations where interior and exteriors need repair work. Being able to offer this service as an add-on is ideal.
“I’m hoping to get taken on as an apprentice in September and I think this will help me go further in my career.”