• Industrial Wood Finishing (IWF 101)

    Jumpstart Your Wood Finishing Career


    IWF 101 – Course Description

    Industrial Wood Finishing (IWF 101).  This two-day workshop is designed to provide you with the essentials of fine wood finishing and give you valuable hands-on experience in solving your most challenging wood finishing problems.

    Upcoming Courses

    • October 15 – 16, 2018
    • December 10 – 11, 2018
    • January 7 – 11, 2018
    • February 25 – 26, 2018
    • Additional dates to be announced

    Don’t see a date that fits your schedule?  AWFI will work with you to set up a class at your convenience.  Call 1 (888) 840-2934 to discuss dates.  You may also be interested in Consortium Training, or On-Site Company Training, or In-Lab Training.

IWF 101 Course Brochure


  • How to Select Finishing Equipment

    Have you ever been faced with choosing spray equipment from a multitude of vendors, each saying a different type of equipment best meets your needs?  The reality is that each type of equipment (HVLP, Airless, Air-assisted, etc.) is best suited to do specific jobs.  You will learn what equipment works best for your particular application.  Attendees of this course can expect to reduce costly mistakes in the selection and purchase of finishing equipment.

  • How to Choose the Best Finishing Material

    You’ve heard of all the types of finishing materials- lacquers, varnishes, and urethanes-what’s the difference and which shall I use for my products?  You’ll learn what is ideally suited for your finishing environment, along with what will achieve the highest quality finish possible.

  • Process Training

    Increase profits in your finishing department by reducing the labor intensity of your processes.  This seminar will teach you how to reduce unnecessary processing steps while still maintaining the highest level of product quality.  Issues in less than optimal workflow, due to the lack of trained labor and the use of inappropriate processes are addressed.

  • Small Class Size (Max. 6-10)

    Hands On Training

  • Create Beautiful Wood Finishes

    Deliver the Right Solution


  • • New Employees & Personnel

    • Trainers

    • Finishing & Paint Shop Supervisors

    • Staining and Glazing Technicians

    • Department Managers

  • • Small & Mid Size Shop Owners

    • Color Designers and Stylists

    • Finishing Team Leaders

    • Quality Control Personnel

    • Line Operators

  • • Middle Management

    • Product & Equipment Supplier Salespeople

    • Process Engineers

    • Lean Manufacturing Team

Anyone who wants to improve or learn about finishing in order to gain a competitive advantage for your finishing operation is welcome to attend. 


  • Day One
    Session 1 – Lecture  |  Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
    Session 2 – Lecture  |  Enlightenment of Finishing Equipment.
    Session 3 – Lecture  |  Wood Preparation, Sanding Techniques, Sanding Abrasives and Equipment.
    Session 4 – Lecture  |  Staining and Color Work
    Session 5 – Lecture  |  Sealers and Topcoat Applications
    Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Preparing the Substrate—Sanding, Filing and Inspection
    Session 7 – Hands-on  |  Staining & Color Uniforming the Wood

  • Day Two
    Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Applications
    Session 2 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Sanding and Polishing
    Session 3 – Hands-on  |  Topcoat Applications
    Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Touch up and Repair
    Session 5 – Hands-on  |  Material Handling & Packaging
    Session 6 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving and Participant Interaction

Please Note: Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

  • Learn High Quality Finishing

  • Great for New & Existing Finishing Personnel

PRICING:  Industrial Wood Finishing Course

In-Lab Price:  $ 1,095 /person

Call (888) 840 – 2934 for Consortium & On-Site Pricing

Industrial Wood Finishing Training Course Includes…

  • Two Days of Industrial Wood Finishing Instruction

  • Certificate of Completion

  • All Course-related Handouts & Lecture Material

  • Catered in Lunch

Pre-Requisites:  No pre-requisites required.

Discount(s):  Sign up for IWF 102 at the same time for a full week at a discounted price.

How to Enroll

  • Choose Any In-Lab Training Course offerings from AWFI

  • Download a Seminar/Course Registration Form Below

  • Email the completed Registration Form to info@awfi.org.

    Call (888) 840-2934 anytime for questions and to provide payment information.

  • Multiple Attendees Discount

    Receive a 30% Discount for same company and same classes. (Excludes AFF 402 & CMW 410+)

  • Solution Package

    Check out a bundled Solution Package with Finish Genius Pro+ and receive a discount on In-Lab Training.


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  • Customized Training….Always Available

    If you have a specific requirement in mind for your In Lab Training Facility personnel, get in touch and we will customize the program to get you results.  Use the form below or call (888) 840 – 2934 to get started.

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    Check out our Solution Packages, which include training in any seminar along with Finish Genius Pro+ and take your training to the next level for years to come.