Full Day Microcement Training Course, Leeds
During our in-depth microcement training course, you’ll learn all there is to know about how to prepare surfaces for microcement, receive step by step instructions on the application process, before completing a full installation on both a wall and a floor.
Our 1 day intensive training courses take place every other month in Leeds. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
Location: Relentless Microcement, 78 – 79 Railway Street, Leeds, LS9 8HB
Getting There: Roadside parking near by. 20 minute walk from Leeds Train Station
Price includes lunch, sample board, information pack, certificate & VAT.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be taking the following precautions to unsure the safety of all attendees and employees:
We will clean all surfaces prior to your arrival.
Hand soap is available @ both sinks for regular hand washing.
We’ll be making every effort to ensure 1m social distance @ all times – there is space to do this so it won’t be a problem.
Weather dependent, we’ll keep the shutter doors open for good ventilation.
We are happy to provide lunch & refreshments, but we’ll take care to avoid any unnecessary contact.
Please bring your own PPE if you would like to wear it.
We’ve refined the content of our training course over a number of years to ensure that you’ll end the day feeling ready and able to take on your first job.
Classes are limited to 6 people, and there’s always time for questions, so you’ll be welcome to raise anyqueries or concerns as you think of them.
Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll receive a certificate to show that you’re a Cemher Approved Installer, we’ll give you approved status artwork to use on your social media channels, plus we’ll give you our mobile phone numbers so that you can call any time for follow up support.
You’ll also have your own sample board to take with you & show potential clients, a brochure & colour chart.
Preparing Surfaces for Microcement
Surface preparation is key to the success or failure of any system that involves microcement.
Since the products are relatively new in the UK, it’ll be down to you to explain to clients and other contractors on site, with confidence, why you’ll need the prep work completed in a specific way. And if you’re doing the prep yourself, you’ll need to be confident in taking full responsibility.
This is why, we spend as much time as needed to get everyone up to speed on the surface prep required for each type of substrate that you might be going on to.
We’ll cover off concrete & anhydrite screeds, a number of composite boards on both floors and walls.
Plus, we’ll explain what to do if there are cracks or gaps in the substrates as well as some other common issues that you might face.
We’ll introduce you to our range of primers, demonstrate how to apply them and explain how to choose between them.
Once everyone is up to speed on the prep work, we’ll move on to talking you through the mirocement process. We’ll talk you through the step-by-step document that forms part of your information pack.
We’ll take you through the process of applying microcement one layer at a time using visual aids that make this easier to understand. We’ll explain how long you need to leave each layer to dry and what sanding papers to use between each coat.
Hands On Training
Whilst all of the above is absolutely essential, nothing compares to getting stuck in and having a go for yourself. Which is why the majority of the course involves you working with the products for yourself.
Each attendee is given a trowel, wall area and sample board that is theirs for the day.
Applying Microcement Base Coats
You’ll start by applying MicroDur Base onto a wall of at least 2m2 so that you can start to get a feel for the material. We’ll talk you through the techniques and trowel movements that work best.
Applying Microcement Top Coats
We’ll then move onto the top coats, this is a very similar process, but the materials are finer.
We’ll start with a sample board, which will be yours to take away with you at the end of the day, before moving on to a full floor. We believe it’s crucial that you have a go on a floor so that you get used to working and moving across a larger area. The instructors will be on hand to offer help and advice.
Achieving Different Textures
After lunch, we’ll spend a bit of time showing you how to achieve some different textures with microcement and other products in the Cemher range including oxidising iron paint to create a real life corten effect on any wall.
Full Product Range
We’ll run through the full range of products, including MicroRock, the strongest microcement in the world.
After going over the sample boards and floor one more time, we’ll move on to a quick demonstration
of the sealing process & products, which completes our day.