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Paint Contractor Training Workshops

| December 1, 2013 | 5 Comments
Paint Contractor Training Workshops

Prep to Finish Workshop Details are Here! Failure to Adapt is No Excuse There has been more change in the paint industry in the past 5 years than in the previous couple of decades combined. Just when you start to figure the new technologies out, things change again. We believe that anything that can boost […]

About the Paint Industry Labor Shortage

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
About the Paint Industry Labor Shortage

It’s no secret that there is a shortage of young people entering the paint industry. There aren’t enough young people entering the paint trade. Most states in America have about a dozen or more technical schools located regionally in high schools. Students can enroll in these programs to explore career opportunities in a variety of […]

Prep to Finish Paint Training Resources

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Prep to Finish Paint Training Resources

Prep to Finish Winter/Spring Paint Training Resources: Whether you are just getting started with paint training or are looking to take your company expertise to the next level, P2F’s portfolio of paint training resources has you covered. How can we connect? Online From our free 800+ member FREE Sprayer Shop Talk Facebook group to our private […]

What’s Happening at paintertrainer.com?

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
What’s Happening at paintertrainer.com?

Paintertrainer.com Spray Class Helping Painters Train! The new Prep to Finish Online Training Center at paintertrainer.com opened on January 9, 2017. The Airless & Air Assisted Spray Class is now open. The class consists of three lessons featuring video demonstrations supported by downloadable resources. This curriculum is designed for implementation into paint companies right away. […]

Prep to Finish Opens Online Paint Training Center

| December 21, 2016 | 2 Comments
Prep to Finish Opens Online Paint Training Center

Online Training Center for Painters Prep to finish has launched a new online resource to make paint training easier and more accessible for professionals. Paintertrainer.com offers paint training classes taught by P2F trainers, Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt. The first class is called Airless and Air Assisted Spraying and starts on January 9, 2017. “This spray […]

Painter Training Tips: The Basic 5

| November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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, […]

Craftsmanship and Standards

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Craftsmanship and Standards

Special thanks to Festool for producing this video and shooting some of the footage with us on location at the house being built by our 2016 Featured Program, Essex Technical Career Center. Also, thanks to instructor Jim Gilmartin for helping to make it happen. Enjoy the video, as Todd and Scott discuss their concept of […]

Production Time: The Art of the 6 Hour Strategic Strike

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

Managing Painters

| April 23, 2016 | 2 Comments
Managing Painters

Not all contractors are good at managing painters. Those who embrace managing tend to be excellent communicators and high achievers. Others are reluctant managers who find it easier to accept mediocrity than to create accountability. Mediocrity is the enemy of any paint contracting company – or any business, really. While it is better than flat-out […]

Paint Prep Tips: Filling Holes and Power Sanding

| April 3, 2016 | 2 Comments
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 […]

New Technology: Festool Brushless Sanders

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Technology: Festool Brushless Sanders

Next Generation Sanding Up until just five years ago, painters had little choice but to use power sanders and abrasives that were designed primarily for raw wood sanding or general heavy layer disruption. Dust control was at best an afterthought and at worst, a joke. We had ineffective power tool options and did too much […]