A career in the painting trade can be financially rewarding and provide satisfaction for the skilled craftsperson who takes pride in a job well done. Work on the job, combined with the appropriate formal training, provides numerous career paths for professional growth in this thriving, technical industry. Painting education includes residential painting, commercial painting, and industrial painting classes.

Prerequisite for all painting courses:

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Painting Level One for Residential and Commercial Training

  • Careers in the Painting Trade
  • Safety; Ladders, Scaffolds, Lifts and Fall Protection
  • Identifying Surface Substrate Materials and Conditions
  • Protecting Adjacent Surfaces
  • Basic Surface Preparation
  • Sealants and Repair/Fillers
  • Introduction to Paints and Coatings
  • Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings.
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Painting Level Two for Residential and Commercial Training 

  • Painting Failures and Remedies
  • Job Planning and Completion
  • Chemical Cleaning and Stripping
  • Low-Pressure Water Cleaning
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Drywall Finishing and Patching
  • Stains
  • Clear Finishes, Wood Finishes
  • Coatings II
  • Spray Painting (Conventional, Airless and HVLP)
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Painting Level Three for Residential and Commercial Training 

  • Painting Failures and Remedies II
  • Job Supervision, Planning, and Control
  • Coatings III
  • Color and Tinting
  • Decorative (Faux) Finishes
  • Wallcoverings
  • Graphics
  • Texturing
  • Spraying with Special Devices.

Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist

This written standard defines levels of training for all industrial painting craftsmen. It includes criteria for the knowledge, skills, and experience required of an application specialist for preparing and applying protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures. This is Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy's industrial painting course. 



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Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Level One

  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Surface Preparation
  • Industrial Coatings, Coating Applications
  • Health and Safety, Debris Management, Containment and Ventilation.
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Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Level Two

  • Industrial Coating Safety
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Work Planning and Quality Control
  • Containment
  • Surface Preparation Two
  • Industrial Coatings Two
  • Coating Applications II