Implementing Painter Training
Painting is a skill that requires practice and repetition in order to become proficient. For professional painting contractors, having a comprehensive training program is essential for ensuring that crew members are able to perform their job to the highest standard. With enhanced quality and productivity, your crew will be field-ready faster, and your painting business will stand out from the competition.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of implementing a painter training program, as well as the various resources available to help painters learn the necessary skills. We will also discuss the importance of developing a training culture in order to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the customer experience is not compromised.
Painter Training Resources
Painters can access a variety of resources to help them learn. The PCA Overdrive app provides free access to painter training videos in English and Spanish, which can help painters learn the basics of painting, as well as more advanced techniques. These videos are great for team meetings, one-off training and can act as a refresher to those who have gone through the certificate program in our training portal.
PCA’s Training Portal offers a guided pathway through each level. Each module is accompanied with an assessment, and after successful completion, your crew member is awarded a certificate after each level to show their proficiency.
In addition, PCA has developed a downloadable Excel sheet for tracking skills. This sheet can be used to track the progress of each painter, as well as to assign a wage to each skill level.
The Importance of Developing a Training Culture
In order for a painter training program to be successful, it is important to develop a training culture. This means that everyone in the company should be on board with training others.
It is also important to celebrate and reward growth. This can be done by rewarding painters with increased wages, as well as by recognizing their accomplishments in company meetings.
Furthermore, with training comes confidence and less chaos on the jobsite. Your customers will notice the professionalism, cohesion and efficiency of your team. The rewards will be felt downstream with an increase in your company’s reputation and future projects.
Painter training is essential for ensuring that painters are able to perform their job to the highest standard. PCA provides a variety of resources to help painters learn the necessary skills, including the PCA Overdrive app and a downloadable Excel sheet for tracking skills.
In order for a painter training program to be successful, it is important to develop a training culture. This means that everyone in the company should be invested in continuous improvement, and growth should be celebrated.
By implementing a comprehensive painter training program, companies can ensure that their painters are able to perform their job to the highest standard and elevate the customer experience.