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Students put skills to the test with Dulux

Monday 6th July 2015

Students from South Leicestershire College put their decorating skills into action recently at the Dulux Decorator Centre.

Four students who are currently in the first year of their Painting and Decorating course took a trip to the Dulux Decorator Centre in Leicester to create the new spring/summer wallpaper displays in the showroom.

As part of the four day trip, students worked in the store during opening hours, to a set brief that included colour matching, design and finishing

Ian Gisbourne, Centre Manager at the Dulux Decorator Centre said: “We were really pleased with the work that the South Leicestershire college students did at our wallpaper showroom at Leicester Snaiths. They were professional throughout their time in store and we have already seen sales on the back of the displays they replaced.”

Shawn Southern, one of the students who worked on the displays said: “I really enjoyed the project, it gave us the chance to put into practice what we are taught in the classroom. Working in a showroom was great, and to see how each paper gets hung onto the wall with different methods of application was interesting.”

Paul Thornewell, Painting and Decorating Lecturer at the College added: “It gave the student a great opportunity to gain the experience of hanging high quality wall coverings. They did a great job and did the College proud.”

Click here to find out more about painting and decorating courses at South Leicestershire College, call 0116 264 3535 or email 

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