Painter Training: Interior Collection

Painter Training: Interior Collection

3 Seasons

The PCA Painter Training series builds on the introduction to the trade provided in PCA’s Trade Best Practice (TBP) series. TBP gives a new tradesperson a complete and comprehensive background on all the trade has to offer in terms of career options, while introducing all the basic skills. Moving into PCA Painter Training, you’ll find tactical training, pro-tips, a recap on all of the steps and a final, resounding: Now You Try It! To encourage return demonstrations.

We’ve compiled it all into one place, cultivating decades of experience and knowledge from industry leaders. All for you, ready to use. All of the training topics are available in English and Spanish.

The grouping of the PCA Training Series’ modules provides an obvious career path for promoting your painters, from fundamentals to advanced painting skills.

Funding for the PCA Painter Training series is provided by Sherwin Williams and PPG.

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Painter Training: Interior Collection
  • Roller Cover Pro Tips

    Episode 1

    There are many factors to consider when selecting a roller cover. In this video, we’ll walk you through the most common types and why it’s so important to choose the right roller cover for the job.

  • Wall Painting: Cutting In

    Episode 2

    Learn the techniques used to cut-in a room. Cutting-in refers to painting the corners of a room, the perimeter of the walls, the ceiling and the abutting trim components with a brush—prior to the roller application of paint to those same walls and ceilings.

  • Wall Painting: Rolling

    Episode 3

    A properly painted surface, according to the PCA’s standard, is uniform in appearance and this includes a uniform texture. That’s where a painter’s rolling skills are critical. And it’s not just the skill, it involves the type of roller that is chosen, the size and texture of that roller as well ...

  • Caulking Pro Tips

    Episode 4

    Learn some things about caulking that you may not know. We’ll begin by reviewing how to set up a caulk gun and then we’ll reveal some tried and true tips from our experts.

  • Window Prep & Paint: Double Hung

    Episode 5

    Learn the steps in painting a double hung window. And as with most good systems and procedures, there are a few helpful rules to follow with double hung windows.

  • Ceiling Painting

    Episode 6

    Ceilings come in all different materials and textures. That’s why it’s important to know what materials and methods to use for painting them, especially in the most common scenarios you’ll come across in the field.

  • Airless Sprayer Essentials

    Episode 7

    In this introduction to the essentials of airless spraying, we’ll be looking at both technique and safety. Whether spraying interior walls for a new home prime out or spraying exterior siding, it’s never too soon to gain knowledge of safely operating a paint pump.

  • Room Painting Sequence

    Episode 8

    Learn the sequence of painting a room and the key assessments that must be made by a painter. The order of steps will depend on many variables. Walk through the variables on a job site as our instructor considers the possibilities.