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GMTCC Spray and Backroll Workshop – ’15

GMTCC Spray and Backroll Workshop – ’15

P2F returned to GMTCC in Hyde Park on March 31, 2015 to work with Building Trades instructor Greg Stokes and the students in his program. These students have once again built an entire house in their shop, and P2F came in for the day to train the group on safe and efficient primer spraying methods. […]

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barre Technical Center

Prep to Finish BTC Student Workshop: Ceiling Spray and Backroll

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 […]

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northwest Technical Center

Prep to Finish Updates

Prep to Finish Updates

2/17/14 NTC Workshop to be Rescheduled A Valentine’s Day snowstorm forced school closures in the whole state of Vermont this past friday. With February break quickly approaching, the students at NTC will be preparing for and taking exams this week. Because of this, we are in the process of rescheduling our drywall spraying workshop for […]

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Randolph Technical Career Center

2015 Vocational Workshop Series Begins!

2015 Vocational Workshop Series Begins!

Fine Finish Workshop at RTCC In February, P2F kicked off the 2015 Vocational Workshop Series by returning to RTCC for the third consecutive year, and Tim Murphy’s students impressed once again with quality pieces of furniture that were ready for fine finish application. Scott and Todd guided the group through final prep on their projects […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Center for Technology, Essex

Painter Training Tips: The Basic 5

Painter Training Tips: The Basic 5

Help yourself to some painter training tips in this video from a recent workshop Prep to Finish held onsite with technical students in Essex Vt. Simple Painter Training Tips Early in the video, you will see the 5 habits (or competencies) that we set as goals for any basic training we do with students. Surprisingly, […]

| November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to Series

Paint Prep Tips: Filling Holes and Power Sanding

Paint Prep Tips: Filling Holes and Power Sanding

Getting Cosmetic Work ‘Done in One’ and Tooling Up to Sand… At the 2016 PDCA Expo in New Orleans, Prep to Finish presented a Master’s Class on Interior Wood Finishing. This 4 hour class included discussion and process demonstrations of 4 step finishing sequences for both paint grade and stain/clear. Here are some paint prep […]

| April 3, 2016 | 2 Comments
How to Convert a Graco G40 from RAC to Flat Tip

How to Convert a Graco G40 from RAC to Flat Tip

One of the most common questions we get about air assisted spraying is how to convert a Graco G40 from RAC to flat tip. In this video, Todd runs you through how to improve an already great gun set up from stock airless style reversible tip to more of an HVLP experience. Graco G40 Flat […]

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trade Show Clinics

P2F at Deck Expo in Chicago

P2F at Deck Expo in Chicago

Prep to Finish taught three classes at the 2015 JLC Live Remodeling Show and Deck Expo in Chicago. This is a premier educational event for residential builders and remodelers. We are at once honored and excited to have presented at this event, held at the legendary Navy Pier event center. We have appeared numerous times […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contractor Workshops

P2F teaches AIA class at 2015 Deck Expo in Chicago

P2F teaches AIA class at 2015 Deck Expo in Chicago

AIA Accreditation Class on Rail Systems at Deck Expo On September 30, 2015, Prep to Finish taught its first AIA accreditation class at the Deck Expo in Chicago. The topic of of the class was “Dealing with Exterior Rail Systems”. P2F prepared a unique curriculum that satisfied the AIA requirements and gave attendees a real […]

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contractors in Business

Production Time: The Art of the 6 Hour Strategic Strike

Production Time: The Art of the 6 Hour Strategic Strike

When Time Flies Another summer is racing to its inevitable conclusion as we all push through the fall season to wrap up projects. This always makes me reflect on the concept of time. I think about how we use time, how we make time and, of course, how we lose time. The most general observation […]

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Curriculum

Prep to Finish PTF-001: Intro to Painting

Prep to Finish PTF-001: Intro to Painting

PTF-001 Intro to Painting : Failure to Adapt is No Excuse Get Early Bird Course Announcements Here: P2F News 2016 This Prep to Finish workshop is open to finishers of all types: painters, remodelers, woodworkers, cabinet finishers and hobbyists. The focus is on clean, efficient and safe work methods and efficient habits through hands on tasks […]

| December 1, 2013 | 6 Comments

Contractors in Action

Contractors in Action

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.

| October 20, 2012 | 1 Comment