Contractor Workshops

2014 Prep to Finish Private Training Schedule

2014 Prep to Finish ¬†Private Training Workshop Schedule Check this page frequently. All 2014 private contractor training workshops will be announced here. Workshop #1: Topic: Intro to Painting¬†(2 day workshop) Dates: Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 22 2014 Workshop fee: $350 Location: Jericho, Vermont Class Size: 8 people max. Prerequisites: Open to all levels […]

Drywall Prep and Prime

BTC Student Workshop: Drywall Prep and Prime

In this drywall workshop, Todd and Scott taught the students about proper finish sanding to prepare ceilings and walls for priming. The students had previously hung, taped, skimmed and sanded all of the drywall in the house – no small challenge. Prep to Finish taught the kids how to finalize their finish skim/sand sequence through detailed surface inspections.


Contractors in Action

Prep to Finish offers private training to contractors and other finish enthusiasts at its Vermont facilities. With an entire curriculum specific to adult learning, these courses accommodate group sizes from 6-10. Individual sessions can also be arranged.

Ceilings and Spraying

Prep to Finish BTC Student Workshop: Ceiling Spray and Backroll

Prep to Finish 2013 Student Workshop Series Keeps on Rolling! Part two of our ongoing BTC Workshop Series features Todd Pudvar leading the students through ceiling spray and backroll training using Graco air assisted spray technology, and spraying Benjamin Moore waterborne ceiling paint. With a particular emphasis on how spraying finish coats differs in product […]


2014 Prep to Finish Season Begins

Yup, we’re back and doing it again. The 2014 Prep to Finish season began at Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans, VT. Under the direction of instructor Steve Wunsch, the NWTC kids are remodeling an entire house…what us pros would call a full gut remodel inside and out. We also have upcoming dates for a […]

Fine Finishes

Prep to Finish RTCC Fine Finish Workshop

On the first day of this two day workshop series, Prep to Finish travelled to Randolph to work with the students in their own shop. This portion of the program focused specifically on taking the furniture pieces from rough construction form to fully prepped for finish. PtF Trainers Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt taught the students how to use Festool sanders, abrasives and HEPA extractors to prepare their wood surfaces for finishing.