Painter Training

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Trade Best Practice Series
The fundamentals of the painting trade

Level 1 - Interior
How-to skills training

Level 1 - Exterior
How-to skills 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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  • Online Training Portal
  • Library of Sequential Video Topics
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes After Each Video
  • Digital Certificate of Completion
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  • Free for PCA Member Companies via promo code

Free Tier - 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

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 - Level 1

This course teaches 8 topics and skills for the entry level painter to learn more about the tools, materials and skills required to prepare rooms for painting. Learn how to properly open a paint can and pour paint; remove and label hardware; select tape and tape off baseboard; use a cordless drill and vacuum; plus how to apply floor protection and select and clean paint brushes.

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

Exterior - Level 1

This course teaches 8 topics and skills for the entry level painter to learn more about preparing surfaces for paint on the exterior of a building with a variety of sidings. Learn how to plan for damage repair and the sequence for each step. Learn about power sanders, hand maskers, sandpaper grit, spackle and wood filler and stucco repair.

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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