Painter Training

With the generous support of Sherwin Williams, PPG, and Benjamin Moore, PCA is developing a robust video-on-demand training program to answer the industry’s need for unskilled and skilled labor.

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  • Library of Video Topics
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  • Stream to TVs using Airplay and Chromecast
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Premium - Enroll in Course

$ 99.00 per person per course
  • Online Training Portal
  • Library of Sequential Video Topics
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes After Each Video
  • Digital Certificate of Completion
  • Exclusive Access for Each Student
  • Free for PCA Member Companies via promo code

Free - Watch on Overdrive

$ 0.00
  • Video-Only Portion
  • Library of Video Topics
  • Available on Web & App
  • Stream to wider screens using Airplay and Chromecast
Most Popular

Premium - Enroll in Course

$ 99.00 per person per course
  • Online Training Portal
  • Library of Sequential Video Topics
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes After Each Video
  • Digital Certificate of Completion
  • Exclusive Access for Each Student
  • Free for PCA Member Companies via promo code

Index

Trade Best Practice Series
The fundamentals of the painting trade

Interior
Level 1 & 2
How-to skills training

Exterior
Level 1
How-to skills training

Trade Best Practice Series

This course provides a complete introduction to the trade of painting. Learn about the career opportunities as well as the basic skills and safety equipment needed. Hear from tradespeople working in the field as well as operations personnel at larger firms. The course teaches the fundamentals for the apprentice, the simply curious, or the seasoned trainer/foreman, and is accompanied by light-hearted narration.

Trade Best Practice - Course Guide

  • Episode 1 - The Painting Industry
  • Episode 2 - Cleaning
  • Episode 3 - Taping
  • Episode 4 - Masking
  • Episode 5 - Huddle-Up & PPE
  • Episode 6 - Sanding
  • Episode 7 - Spackling
  • Episode 8 - Caulking
  • Episode 9 - Planning & Sequencing
  • Episode 10 - Priming
  • Episode 11 - Brushing
  • Episode 12 - Rolling
  • Episode 13 - Cleanup & Closeout
  • Episode 14 - Business
  • Episode 15 - Expertise

Interior

Painter Training - Interior

The Interior Painter Training series is designed to immerse you into every step of preparing and performing painting skills. In the how-to videos, you won't just be shown how to replace a door hinge, you'll be shown how to replace the bit on the cordless drill before removing the hinge. Each topic gives an indepth look at how to perform the skill according to tried and true operating procedures. In addition, the PCA Painter Training series endeavors to explain "why" each step is necessary. Each level is designed to meet the training needs of the painter as they progress in their abilities. At the same time, experienced pros tell us they've picked up a tip or two in each segment of the course. You're never too experienced to learn something new in the painting trade. Each course comes with supplemental and printable resources and a certificate of completion.

Interior Level 1 - Course Guide

  • Episode 1 - Paint Can Open & Closing
  • Episode 2 - Cordless Drill
  • Episode 3 - Hardware Removal
  • Episode 4 - Tape Knowledge
  • Episode 5 - Application & Tape Removal
  • Episode 6 - Care & Use of Vacuum
  • Episode 7 - Protecting Floors
  • Episode 8 - Brush Cleaning

Interior Level 2 - Course Guide

  • Episode 1 - Surface Preparation
  • Episode 2 - Fine Sanding for Adhesion
  • Episode 3 - Drywall Repair Prep
  • Episode 4 - Drywall Repair
  • Episode 5 - Drywall Pro Tips & Butterfly Patch
  • Episode 6 - Priming Walls
  • Episode 7 - Filling Nail Holes in Trim
  • Episode 8 - Hand Masker & Cabinet Bagging

Exterior

Painter Training - Exterior

The Exterior Painter Training series is designed to immerse you into every step of preparing and performing painting skills. In the how-to videos, you'll be shown the entire sequence of preparing exterior siding for paint before stepping into learning the exact skill sets to complete the job. Each topic gives an indepth look at how to perform the skill according to tried and true operating procedures. In addition, the PCA Painter Training series endeavors to explain "why" each step is necessary. Each level is designed to meet the training needs of the painter as they progress in their abilities. At the same time, experienced pros tell us they've picked up a tip or two in each segment of the course. You're never too experienced to learn something new in the painting trade. Each course comes with supplemental and printable resources and a certificate of completion.

Exterior Level 1 - Course Guide

  • Episode 1 - Task Sequencing
  • Episode 2 - Exterior Washing
  • Episode 3 - Scraping and Sanding
  • Episode 4 - Wood Siding Repairs
  • Episode 5 - Sanding Tools
  • Episode 6 - Hand Masker Protection
  • Episode 7 - Caulk Application
  • Episode 8 - Stucco Repair

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The introductory price for access to Trade Best Practice or any of the Painter Training series is $99 per trainee, per course for non-members. The payment gateway used is PayPal.

Note: You do not need to have an existing PayPal account in order to purchase this course; PayPal gives you the option to enter your debit or credit card details.

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