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Painting

Painting and coating workers paint and coat a wide range of products, including cars, jewelry, and ceramics. Painting and coating workers typically do the following:
  • Set up and operate machines that paint or coat products
  • Select the paint or coating needed for the job 
  • Clean and prepare products to be painted or coated
  • Determine the required flow of paint and the quality of the coating

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Painting 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • 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
    • Coatings, Brushing and Rolling
    Paints I

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Painting 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Painting Failures and Remedies I
    • Job Planning and Completion
    • Chemical Cleaning and Stripping
    • Low-Pressure Water Cleaning
    • Abrasive Blasting
    • Drywall Finishing and Patching
    • Stains, Clear Finishes, Wood Finishing
    • Coatings II
    • Spray Painting (Conventional, Airless
    and HVLP)

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm





    Painting 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Painting Failures and Remedies II
    • Job Supervision, Planning, and Control
    • Coatings III
    • Color and Tinting
    • Decorative (Faux) Finishes
    • Wall Covering
    • Graphics
    • Texturing
    • Spraying with Special Devices

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm