Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is covered on the Course?

    1. Preparation
    2. Hands On Training
    3. Faux Finishing
    4. Venetian Plastering
    5. Custom Hand Finished Textures
    6. Creating Elegant Finished Samples
    7. Polishing
    8. Working with Metallic Paints and Waxes
    9. Stenciling & Color Washing

  2. What kind of clothes should I wear or bring for class?

    Comfortable sneakers or shoes, pants and shirt that you will not mind getting dirty because you will. Change of clothes that you will be comfortable in at the end of the day getting into your vehicle.



  3. What is included in the price of the class?

    Coffee and tea, juice and pastries in the morning. All material, tools will be signed out and returned at the end of each day.



  4. Who should attend?

    The classes are suitable for beginners, decorative painters, designers, architects and plasterers that are used to working on exteriors and want to expand their skill on interiors. Contractors that would like to advance their portfolio. Drywall companies and tapers that already have the knowledge of most of the tools and know how to apply the mud to the walls and ceilings though they have never been shown how to apply Venetian Plaster.



  5. Why is your School and Classes different from others?

    There are so many schools and classes that have training applicators that have never been in the field of construction. They have no knowledge how to work on lids, corners and angles and have no experience how to prep walls and ceilings or even know where to begin on a walls or ceilings. Most of all, if you were to ask a question how to do something correctly, the chances are great that you can be misinformed. Please do not get me wrong there are some amazing, talented and experience training applicators as well out there.

    Bill O’Malia is the owner of Picasso School of Faux Painting & Venetian Plastering and has been a licensed contractor for over the last 15 years with over 25 years experience working all over the country as a professional decorative painter and Venetian plasterer.

    Bill takes his workmanship very personally and if he could give his clients more than 100% he would.
    He is the lead Instructor that will be teaching the courses and he will be sharing with you a lot of his finishes that he has created over the years. He has made so many of his clients and students extremely happy and his goal is to teach you beyond your expectation.



  6. Can I bring a friend?

    Yes you can as long as they are signed up for the course and have paid for the Class. The class is limited and the material and food is accounted for.



  7. Can I go to the Introductory Class and the Advance Class?

    I receive calls from future students if they can take the 2-Day Advance Course as well as the 1-Day Introductory Course and the answer is yes! Actually it would be the perfect time because you have already learned the basics and everything is fresh with you to start the new Course the following day. If you attend both courses you will receive $100.00 off the total price.