Your Academy Trainers

Jamie Bourne and Paul Donnelly


Jamie is the Owner of The Abode Decorating Training Academy and is our Wiltshire Trainer. Jamie has over 20 years experience in the decorating industry. For years, Jamie was on the brush and roller completing domestic jobs for members of the public in their homes. When he found out about spraying, he found a new love for his job. Now Jamie runs a successful kitchen and furniture spraying business Abode Decorating alongside his Academy. His income has tripled since spraying, he prides himself on his flawless spray finishes and is currently growing the business by taking on a larger premises to expand his spray booth as well as the Wiltshire Academy itself.



This year Paul joined the team by opening his Academy in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Since the opening Paul has received glowing feedback from his students. He's personable, helpful and knowledgable in spraying. In his day job Paul owns a successful decorating business The Geordie Painter where he sprays interiors, exteriors, kitchens, furniture and UPVC. 

Jamie and Paul are both brand ambassadors of Q1 Tapes and Aristospray and for the past two years have presented masterclasses at The National Painting and Decorating Show. 

They both provide support to their students after the courses, so if you decide to book a course the support won't end after the day. You can contact your trainer whenever you need guidance either over a phone call, WhatsApp or via FaceTime. They're also available to answer questions along with other previous students on our online community exclusively available for those who have done a course.


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