Painting and Decorating

Course CodeVSS201
Fee CodeS3
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
Study Painting & Decorating Online

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
  2. Paints
  3. Preparation for Painting
  4. Painting methods/techniques
  5. Special paint effects
  6. Wallpapering
  7. Tiling
  8. Paneling
  9. Other Surface Treatments


  • Describe the nature and scope of painting and decorating of buildings, interior and exterior, including (in broad terms) the materials, equipment, and techniques.
    • Explain different types of paints used, including their comparative characteristics and appropriate applications.
    • Carry out appropriate preparations for painting.
    • Explain how to use painting tools, painting techniques and special effects.
    • Explain a variety of special paint effects and applications.
    • Explain how to use wallpaper.
    • Explain how to attach tiles to walls, floors, or other surfaces.
    • Explain how to attach panels to walls.
    • Explain a range of other ways to finish surfaces inside and outside buildings including stains and protective coatings.