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Professional Update

The intricacy of design and brilliance of techniques artfully blended in shades of cool tones, sultry or fiery burst of color captivates. Updated samples added to portfolios add inspiration and life. Perfect to get excitement revved up for the changes wanted and needed in your client’s home or business.

Great Walls Supply website: i4230 Barringer Dr. Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 523-3402What better way to capture the attention of potential clients than through exceptional samples?

Where did these high quality inspirational samples come from?

Kathy Carroll will teach a two-day Professional Update class held on
March 26 – March 27 located at:

Great Walls Supply
4230 Barringer Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217.

The class will be highly focused on Golden Proceed products, Bella Solid Glass Bead Wall, Paint It! and Stain It!. There will be a total of 14 sample boards created.


Gear up, get excited and inspired. Samples for the class will be posted online for prior viewing.

We look forward to seeing you at the Professional Update class, where there will be every opportunity to network with fellow artisans, increase your profit margin with high quality sellable samples and learn new techniques or products.

$450 per student

50% DEPOSIT required in advance to reserve space. Balance due upon registration. (Transportation, lunch and lodging not included)

Call to register (800) 797-4305

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January Sample Pack
Keep your portfolio up to date with high quality boards sent right to your door each month!  Each Quick Inspirations sample pack includes a 9 x 10 sample with a recipe for the finish as well as three 3 x 3 color waves.  What an amazing addition to your portfolio without the demands on your time!

Try our sample pack for only $27.50.  For the most cost effective savings order a 12 month supply at only $260 and receive a new Quick Inspirations sample pack delivered to your door each month.  Call now, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Would You Like to Be Artisan of the Month?Faux By Kathy Decorative Artisan of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be featured as an Artisan of the Month on our website?  Now’s your chance!  All you have to do to be considered is contact our office.  If you are selected, you will need to be available for a 30 to 45 minute phone interview and provide us with at least 10 pictures of your work, and a picture of yourself to be featured with your article. 

The increased visibility alone is worth it!  What have you got to lose?  Contact us today!

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