Hampshire Sheen Finishing Academy

Hampshire Sheen Finishing Academy

At Hampshire Sheen, we believe that our users are extraordinary people. We are incredibly grateful for your support in purchasing our products, attending our demonstrations, and sharing your experiences with our products on social media.

In our continuous effort to provide you with the best experience and knowledge of our products, we have launched the Hampshire Sheen Finishing Academy. After months of careful thought and hard work, we created this exclusive online platform specifically designed for users of Hampshire Sheen products worldwide.

The Hampshire Sheen Finishing Academy is your gateway to a wealth of online learning and support opportunities. No matter where you are, you will have access to a range of resources to enhance your skills and knowledge of our products. From step-by-step tutorials to advanced techniques, our academy offers a comprehensive learning experience available to you 24/7.

We are delighted to share this exciting journey with you and look forward to seeing your wood finished skills flourish. Together, we’ll explore the possibilities of the Hampshire Sheen product range.

Joining the Academy is completely free. You just need to register as a user of Hampshire Sheen products.

Click the ‘Add to Basket’ button below and checkout as usual.

We will then send you a welcome email to help you on your way to becoming Fanatical About Finishing.

Martin Saban-Smith demonstrating a Honeywell Bionic Faceshield.
Check the piece after sanding for any sanding or tool marks.

What’s Included?

As a registered user of Hampshire Sheen products, the Finishing Academy gives you:

  • Exclusive access to an online course centred around producing excellent finishes with Hampshire Sheen products.
  • Over 3 hours of ad-free HD video tutorials, hosted by Martin Saban-Smith RPT, greatly expand on the Two Minute Tutorial videos.
  • Optimised for viewing on desktop and mobile devices
  • Subtitles in English, Danish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Swedish and Norwegian
  • Website translation into many different languages
  • Professional advice, hints and tips.
  • Downloadable product and lesson information
  • Private Messaging Support direct to Martin Saban-Smith RPT
  • Quizzes graded to test your understanding
  • Discounts on Hampshire Sheen apparel.
  • Store Discounts on Hampshire Sheen products where possible
  • 1 Month Free Membership of our online club Woodturning360. (A small fee is charged for the shipping of membership badge and patch)
  • A Certificate to download after passing the course.

Try the Preview Lessons First

Enjoy the preview content before registering to get a feel for the course.

Each preview lesson is laid out as the main lessons and features HD videos, written content, diagrams, photos, links and plenty of helpful content.

There are also quizzes to test your what you have learned in the lesson.

Academy Status:

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Preview Lessons

Any lesson with a ‘Preview’ label at the end of the line is available to view without joining the Academy.


Navigating the Academy Preview Health and Safety Preview

Surface Preparation

Preparing the surface of you work is important in order to produce a great finish. In this module, Martin demonstrates his techniques for sanding and sealing a surface before applying finishes.


Simple Sanding – A Guide to Using Abrasives Preview Cellulose Sanding Sealer (Wipe-On) Professional Spray Sanding Sealer (Cellulose)

The Waxes

Waxes are a great way to finish a piece. Easy to apply, it is possible to produce a long lasting finish using the techniques Martin demonstrates in these lessons. Learn too, how to use the Embellishing Waxes on three project ideas.


Gloss Finishing Wax MicroCrystalline Wax as an Overcoat Embellishing Waxes

The Sprays

Sprays are ideal for quick, easy and hard-wearing finishes. This module includes lessons on our Professional lacquers in Clear and Black Gloss and Clear and Black Satin. Watch the Clear Gloss and Satin lesson for the bowl technique, and the Black Gloss and Satin lesson for the spindle technique. You will also learn how to take your gloss lacquer finishing to the next level by learning how to polish it.


Clear Gloss and Satin Lacquers (Bowl Technique) Black Gloss and Satin Lacquers (Spindle Technique) Polishing Gloss Lacquers part One

The Oils

Drying oils such as the Hampshire Sheen Danish Finishing and Citrus Burnishing Oils are the easiest of all the finishes. Learn the techniques in this module.


Danish Finishing Oil Citrus Burnishing Oil

Intrinsic Colour Collection

The Intrinsic Colours are a collection of water-based wood dyes in shades unique to Hampshire Sheen. This module contains lessons on their use.


Intrinsic Colours – Figured Wood Application

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