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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
BTC Student Workshop: 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.

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

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
Prep to Finish at NWTC

Prep to Finish at NWTC

Drywall Sanding Made Fun Kicking off the 2014 Vocational Workshop series, Prep to Finish went to the Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans, Vt to do a drywall prep clinic with instructor Steve Wunsch and his students on their current project, a whole house full gut renovation. It was a fun day, as even the […]

| February 9, 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
Prep to Finish RTCC Fine Finish Workshop

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.

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Center for Technology, Essex

P2F Wraps #543tour at CTE Essex

P2F Wraps #543tour at CTE Essex

Prep to Finish wrapped up its successful 2015 #543tour by returning to the Center for Technology at Essex for a day of site based door spraying with Jim Gilmartin and his students. The CTE program once again was at the tail end of finishing a new 1800 sf home. Todd and Scott showed the group […]

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
CTE 2 Day Workshop a Success

CTE 2 Day Workshop a Success

Prep to Finish Student Workshop Series Rolls On The students of Center for Technology at Essex, led by instructor Jim Gilmartin, completed a two day Prep to Finish Student Workshop featuring a component on air assisted spraying in vertical orientations and professional tips on trim prep aesthetics. With a particular emphasis on the transition from […]

| April 13, 2013 | 5 Comments

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Contractor Workshops

PDCA Painter Training in New York

PDCA Painter Training in New York

Recently, Scott and Todd spent a couple of days in Port Chester, NY, training two dozen pro painters. This marks the second round of events that Prep to Finish has delivered in partnership with the North East Council of the PDCA. Known for never teaching the same thing the same way twice, Scott and Todd […]

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
PDCA North East Council Painter Training – Feb ’15

PDCA North East Council Painter Training – Feb ’15

SOLD OUT!!! Painter Training Hits the Road…P2F Style! Prep to Finish partnered with the North East Council of the PDCA for two pro painter training sessions in Medford, MA on February 25/26. Sessions were held at the Sherwin Williams facility in Medford, with 31 pro painters over two days for both classroom style and hands […]

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contractors

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

Trade Show Clinics

P2F Wood Finishing Clinic at JLC Live New England 2015

P2F Wood Finishing Clinic at JLC Live New England 2015

Part 1: Paint Grade Wood Finishing Prep to Finish appeared at JLC Live for the fourth consecutive year in 2015. This time, in addition to making sponsor appearances on the Exhibition Hall Floor, Todd and Scott presented class room based clinics on behalf of the event. JLC Live is a four day event that took […]

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
P2F Trainers at ’14 JLC Live Show

P2F Trainers at ’14 JLC Live Show

For the third straight year, P2F trainers Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt hit JLC Live in Providence, RI – their favorite annual road trip. Todd and Scott presented a wood prep and finishing clinic at the popular Festool Connect Event on Thursday, March 20. There were about 500 attendees in the room, and it was […]

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Trade Show Clinics

Trade Show Clinics

Prep to Finish appears at industry shows each year, working tool demos on the trade show floors, and also doing clinics at events within the shows. Recently, we have appeared at PDCA 2012 & 2013 Conventions in Las Vegas and St. Louis,  as well as the 2012, 2013 and 2014 JLC Live events in Providence. […]

| April 14, 2013 | 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 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 using the most current paint products, prep tools […]

| December 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Prep to Finish PTF-002: Spray Tech 101

Prep to Finish PTF-002: Spray Tech 101

PTF-002 Spray Tech 101: Spraying for all levels So many spray options available…so many new product technologies out, but which one is best suited for what? Prep to Finish Painter Training Workshops on spraying are the solution to this problem. A comprehensive workshop of hands-on training and education using Cordless, HVLP, Airless and Air-Assisted sprayers […]

| December 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Prep to Finish PTF-003: HVLP

Prep to Finish PTF-003: HVLP

PTF-003 HVLP: Not a High Pressure situation This hands-on Prep to Finish HVLP (high velocity low pressure) workshop takes away all the mystery and stress related to cup and gravity style turbine HVLP spraying systems. HVLP makes it easy to set up, easy to spray and easy to clean up. Participants will be shown how […]

| December 1, 2013 | 4 Comments